February 1 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Featured in the Thaler Gallery:Identity: Depths of Self, featuring new works by Megan Burak & Halie Torris. Megan Burak is a contemporary realist artist working mostly in oil. She was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and moved to the Eastern Shore of Maryland at the age of four. Burak graduated in the fall of 2015 from Salisbury University with a Bachelor of Arts degree and a concentration in two-dimensional art. Burak has won multiple awards while exhibiting in juried shows and galleries. She was a semi-finalist in the Bethesda Painting Awards for 2017, a semi-finalist in the Michaels Art Challenge for 2016, and the recipient of the University Center Art Award from Salisbury University for 2015. Her inspiration is drawn from her emotions and the world as she sees it. She currently lives and paints in Berlin, Maryland. Halie Torris is an artist, designer, and entrepreneur from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She grew up drawing and painting in her free time, and it then developed into her career. The ocean inspires her the most and she grabs ideas from nature and experiences that she has in her daily life. Halie's work revolves around concepts of self-love, identity, feminism, and the beauty/power of nature. She morphes her subjects with the sublimity of nature and believe that it and the human form are interconnected. We are ethereal beings.
Featured in the Galleria:"Not Your Mother's Still Life" group show by members of the Art League and local artists. For much of history, the still life has been a common theme - a collection of objects depicting a slice of life. This month, we'll show that the genre is alive as ever and far from an outdated topic! From hyper-realism to abstract interpretations, we're exploring a new take on the still life. Exhibit judge: Laura Hickman.
In Studio E:Kevin Harris is a native of Chestertown, Maryland. Kevin studied commercial art in high school and received a graphic arts degree from Visual Arts Institute in Baltimore. "God and Recovery is why I'm back painting on glass today. The medium I use is acrylic latex paint. My rebirth as a painter occurred 7 years ago after 30 years of addiction. My work shows the struggles of African American culture."
In the Spotlight Gallery:"Have a heART" collaborative project - everyone who makes a donation to our annual fund will have their name included! Click here to donate.
In the Artisan Showcase:Dee Shannon-Dobson has been creating jewelry and sculpture for more than 25 years. Her training began in New York, where she studied with famed metalsmith Paul Ernst, whose best-known work involved the restoration of the face on the Statue of Liberty. Ms. Shannon-Dobson left New York to study art in the Southwest, earning a bachelor’s degree of fine arts, with a concentration in sculpture, from Arizona State University in Tempe, Ariz. She went on to refine her jewelry design and production techniques at Thundering Seas, Oregon State University School for Crafts in Depoe Bay, Ore. Having lived and studied on both coasts and in the Southwest, the artist’s work combines the influences of Native American and nautical themes. The artist does both production and custom work, creating one-of-a-kind pieces of jewelry and sculpture. She also combines jewelry with sculpture and home décor objects, incorporating family mementos, heirloom pieces, new jewelry and other media to create an intriguing mix of avant-garde with strong connections to the family and the past. Ms. Shannon-Dobson pursues her art at her studio in Ocean City, MD.
February 1 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pmMeet the artists, enjoy hors d'oeuvres, and see the new exhibits featuring a variety of local artists. Complimentary refreshments will be served and admission is free.