Featured in the Thaler Gallery:
"Three Area Painters: Ed Brown, Jinchul Kim, & Brooke Rogers" brings together a small group of artists from very different backgrounds, each influenced by the Eastern Shore in a different way.
Edward Brown has degrees in painting from both Syracuse University and the Cranbrook Academy of Art. He has shown his paintings and drawings throughout the Baltimore/ Washington region. He was a semi- finalist for the Sondheim Award and is a two time recipient of the Maryland State Art Council Individual Artist Award. He lives in Salisbury, MD where he has been teaching drawing and painting classes at Salisbury University since 2002.
Jinchul Kim, a professor of art at Salisbury University, has been a resident of Maryland since 1996. Kim was born in South Korea and came to the U.S. in 1989. He earned a BFA and MFA from King Se-Jong University in Seoul Korea concentrating on painting. In 1993, he received another MFA from the School of Visual Arts in New York City. He shows his work internationally, including locations like Korea, Japan, France, Spain and the U.S. He has had over 20 solo exhibitions in New York, Florida, Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, Seoul and over 300 invitational shows and group exhibitions. He was selected as the Artist of the Year for 1986 by Art Journal magazine in Seoul, Korea. In 1995 he received “Phyllis H. Mason Grant” from Art Students League of New York in New York City. He received the honor of “Individual Artist Award” which is a biannual statewide event from Maryland State Art Council in Baltimore, Maryland in 2006 and 2013 twice. He also received the honor of “Artist Grant” from The George Sugarman Foundation in Novato, California in 2005. Kim currently teaches Senior Exhibition, Painting and Drawing classes at Salisbury University as a head of painting and drawing areas. In 2008 he earned the University System of Maryland’s highest faculty honor: the Regents Faculty Awards for Excellence in Teaching. He also received “Distinguish Faculty Award in Teaching” in 2008 from Salisbury University as well.
Brooke Rogers is a painter from Ocean City, MD. He went to college in suburban Chicago, and then studied with Grace Hartigan at the Maryland Institute in Baltimore, but he ended up back at the beach where he started. Brooke has exhibited widely up and down the Mid-Atlantic, including solo shows in New York, Washington, and Richmond. His first museum show was at the Academy Art Museum in Easton, MD, a premier regional contemporary art venue with a national scope. Brooke's early experience of nature was framed by material culture. A surfboard, after all, is an abstract sculpture. Wetsuits and surf apparel in the New Wave1980’s were covered with colorful patterns. He virtually grew up in a surf shop. On the other hand, his father was a Baptist preacher. Church gave him a sense of the sacred in everything and everyone around him.