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November 1, 2017 @ 9:00 am - November 30, 2017 @ 4:00 pm
Featured in the Thaler Gallery:
, featuring artwork by Art League members and local artists. We've all heard the saying "one man's trash is another man's treasure".. This November, we're bringing that phrase to life. Inspired by an effort to clean our beaches and use art as a way to solve problems creatively and improve the world around us, this exhibit challenges artists to repurpose materials often discarded or overlooked into works of art. Entries must be created in part from reclaimed, recycled, and/or repurposed materials.
In conjunction with this exhibition, we'll be unveiling a special installation created by a team of local artists including Alex Ottenstein and Get Trash(ed) on Assateague
, Debbi Dean-Colley, Kathy Denk, Heather Layton, and Steve Shreve made from trash collected on our local beaches.
Exhibit judge: Peggy Warfield.
Featured in the Galleria:
Kathy Gibson, "A Caregiving Journey—Through the Eyes of Huntington’s"
My artistic journey as a painter began more than a decade ago as I sought to give voice to my journey. My story echoes that of many others, the caregiver. One by one, my father, brother and sister succumbed to the ravages of a disease called "Huntington's Disease". As my sister's sole caregiver, I cared for her from the moment she moved into our home with my husband and I in 1997, until her death in 2014. I did everything possible to give voice to her story but when she was gone, my story was the one that was left, my legacy.
I have been channeling my story into the only voice I know - painting. Since my sister's death, I have been creating a visual dialogue of our journey together, tapping into those deep, intense moments when we stood together trying to battle this monster - Huntington's Disease. My series of paintings pays tribute to my family's journey and to all of those who have suffered through Huntington's Disease.
In Studio E:
Eva Fox, Rina Thaler, Chelsea Thaler: "From Realism to Abstraction".
This exhibition reflects the generational differences in approach from grandmother to mother to daughter. Eva loves to paint people and thinks of her paintings as storytelling. Rina's work ranges from traditional watercolors and acrylics to more complex collage and mixed media painting. Chelsea works from an abstract perspective, often incorporating elements of pop art into her work.
In the Spotlight Gallery:
Barbara Siskind is a graduate of the University of Maryland College Park and the University of Maryland School of Medicine at Baltimore. Since retiring in 2011 from a 35 year career in Pediatrics, she has had more time to devote to family, travel and photography. Barb is a lifelong Maryland resident with a primary residence in Columbia and a vacation home in Ocean City, MD. She is a member of the Art League of Ocean City Maryland, the Howard County Art Council and the Bet Aviv Camera Club and a repeat exhibitor at The Meeting House Gallery in Columbia and the Ocean City Center for the Arts.
"I find joy in trying to capture a unique scene: a painterly and peaceful moment, an energetic split second, a sharp detail or a semi -abstraction of the seemingly ordinary. The words of Wendell Berry’s poem, “The Peace of Wild Things”, embody the feelings I experience when pursuing my nature oriented works. It is my desire to create photographic images which are engaging and are capable of generating emotional experiences for the viewer."
In the Artisan Showcase: