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October 1, 2017 @ 9:00 am - October 31, 2017 @ 4:00 pm
Featured in the Thaler Gallery:
"East Meets West", featuring the Han-Mee Artists Association- HMAA is an organization that is made up of Korean-American artists who have immigrated to the Washington D.C. metropolitan area during the last half century. In 1975, fifteen artists living in the Washington Metro Area founded HMAA as an organization for artists with Korean heritage to exhibit their unique work and encourage each other as they pursued their passion for art together. Our members are inspired to showcase their limitless vision, commitment, and individual creativity in order to share the spirit and culture of Korean-Americans living in the United States capital. We work to pass on our cultural heritage to the next generation, to enrich our community with cultural diversity, and to increase the awareness of Korean-American culture within the Metropolitan D.C. area.
Featured in the Galleria:
Night themed group show, featuring artwork by Art League members and local artists. Exhibit judge: Dennis Young.
In Studio E:
Laura Jenkins- Painting has become a passion for me. I have been surrounded by art most of my life. My grandfather was Dutch and his family in Holland were all practicing artists. Music, writing and painting were a part of our household growing up, so I have been very fortunate to have been exposed to the beauty of various forms of art most of my life.
Life being what it is, I didn’t begin to spend time with art until well into my adult years. I have enjoyed various mediums and began sketching and learning about watercolor. I loved the free-flowing nature of watercolor but wanted to try a medium that was not so immediate. It was then that I discovered oils and haven’t looked back. I enjoy the texture and forgiveness of oil that enable me to go back, again and again, to work and rework paintings.
Living on the Eastern Shore of Maryland is inspiration in itself with its never-ending vistas. From expansive landscapes to moody marsh scenes to the Atlantic Ocean and its watersheds, there is never a shortage of inspiration.
Over the last several years I have enjoyed plein air painting and competed in several events in the area including: Paint Berlin, Paint Onancock, Paint OC, and Local Color Exhibition at Plein Air Easton. My art group affiliations in clued: Art League of Ocean City, Worcester County Arts Council, Rehoboth Art League, Maryland Arts Council, and MAPAPA. I am also represented by the Red Queen Gallery in Onancock, Virginia.
In the Spotlight Gallery:
Peggy Warfield - Originally from Baltimore, Peggy moved to Ocean City 44 years ago with her husband Bob.
As a young child, her favorite pastime was drawing. Crayolas were her medium of choice. After years of teaching high school English and raising two children, she took her first watercolor class. Her interest in abstract mixed media and collage followed. Since then she has been “seeking, organizing, tearing, altering, arranging, overpainting, enriching and finishing” –the essence of the layerist. Her themes reflect what she sees around her, the marsh, the sea, the coastal bays, winter trees, a summer flower garden, the morning sky, an evening sunset or … just a feeling from the soul.
She studied with nationally known collage and abstract artists. Several years of sumi painting classes with artist Sihn Ja An Whiteley, influenced the Asian themes of her work.
In the Artisan Showcase:
Marge Bradach - Marge's new line of expressive jewelry combines earth wind and fire to form a visual adornment that is meant to inspire the wearer. She lives in Gargatha Virginia and has been creating wearable art and painting in oils and acrylics since moving to the Eastern Shore of Virginia. The beautiful surroundings of fields, sea breezes, and hot summer days influence her creations.