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October 1 @ 9:00 am - October 28 @ 4:00 pm
Featured in the Thaler Gallery:
Patrick Henry: Patterns Of Man, Of Nature, Of Art. Utilizing the juxtaposition of geometry, color, light and texture, I visually communicate my ponderings and set in time intimate observations of our contemporary world.
Patrick L. Henry was born on February 28, 1952. After receiving his BS Degree in Art Education from UMES in 1975, Patrick taught art classes at Stephen Decatur High School, his alma mater for two years.
He left teaching to pursue a professional career in the Arts, first in the commercial arena and gradually building a respectable reputation for his realistic oil paintings of the Lower Eastern Shore genre.
During the 1990’s, Patrick was involved in several one man and group exhibitions in the region. A major mural commission at Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin, MD highlighted that time period.
For the next 10 years, Patrick’s work was represented by galleries outside the Eastern Shore region. With a successful inaugural show at Main Street Gallery in Annapolis, MD, a new wave of collectors became exposed to Patrick’s artwork.
In 2005, the Daily Times recognized Patrick as Delmarva’s Best Local Artist. In 2007, the Reginald R. Lewis Museum in Baltimore, MD presented the “Patrick L. Henry: Into the Light” Exhibition, fulfilling Patrick’s career long dream of having his work displayed in a museum during his lifetime.
Recognition continued in 2011 as Maryland Life Magazine’s Readers Poll selected Patrick as the Lower Eastern Shore’s Finest Artist and Coastal Style Magazine’s Readers Poll selecting him as the Best Artist in Worcester-Wicomico Counties in 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018.
Patrick’s career path has been a unique one, but his passion and strong work ethic has been a driving force that has allowed his work to flourish.
Featured in the Galleria:
Abstract all media group show featuring members of the Art League and local artists. Exhibit judge: Lee Wayne Mills.
In Studio E:
Jill Kohut, works in watercolor and colored pencil.
Jill has been an artist and teacher of drawing, painting, photography and graphic design. She has worked with students of all age groups from elementary, middle, high school, college and adult education. Jill is a signature member of the National Watercolor Society, lifetime achievement award recipient from the Pennsylvania Watercolor Society, juried member of the Philadelphia Watercolor Club, and member of the Briny Breezes Art League, Worcester County Arts Council, and Art League of Ocean City.
In the Spotlight Gallery:
Maureen Wheatley, "Reflections in Painting and Collage" - acrylic, pastel, and mixed media. Maureen graduated from Catholic University in Washington, D.C. with a liberal arts degree, majoring in art. For the past 20 years, she has taught classes for all ages in drawing, painting and various other mediums in Stevensville. Maureen worked as part-time Gallery Director for 8 years at the Kent Island Federation of Art. She is currently a member of the Kent Island Federation of Arts, Working Artists Forum, Rehoboth Arts League, Art League of Ocean City, Hyattsville Community Artists’ Alliance, Queen Anne’s County Arts Council, MD Federation of Art, and ARTEAST.
In the Artisan Showcase:
Joan Danoff is a Washington, DC based metalsmith creating modern, organic and affordable sterling silver and copper jewelry in her home studio. After studying art in college, Joan got sidetracked by the restaurant business, culminating in owning her own, Starland Café, named after her husband’s Grammy award winning group, Starland Vocal Band. Eventually selling the restaurant gave Joan the opportunity to reunite with first passion, art, in the form of jewelry. Joan continues to take classes from distinguished instructors up and down the east coast and sells her Starland By Hand jewelry at various art shows and craft fairs.