The Chestertown Arts League will present the work of five artists in a show entitled, Working Artists, Living Art, September 2 though the 28th.
This show was curated by local artist Emily Kalwaitis, who chose this group not only because she truly enjoys their art, but also for the participants’ dedication and commitment to working and living as artists.
Each makes his or her livelihood around art…teaching, exhibiting, making. They were also selected for their honed abilities to walk outside traditional lines and follow their own muses. This show promises to be full of creativity, fresh-ness, humor and beauty. The work will move and provoke the viewer, encouraging new visions and thoughts never before imagined…the true function of art.
Included in the show are, Laurie Fisher, John Jorgenson, Ricky Sears, Stephanie Somers and Faith Wilson. Laurie is based out of Chicago, and
holds an MFA from the University of Mississippi. John recently moved to the area from San Francisco. He is a self-taught painter. Ricky recently moved to Chestertown from New York City to teach in the Art Dept. at Washington College. He holds an MFA from The School of Visual Arts in NYC. Stephanie earned her MFA at Kansas State University in Printmaking and has a local studio that is open to the public. Faith is self-taught, she travels and exhibits extensively at art and fine craft shows around the country.
The show will be in the galleries of CAL located at 312 Cannon Street in downtown Chestertown. It will be up from September 2nd thru the 28th. There will be an opening reception on First Friday, September 2nd, from 5:30 – 8:30 pm. Regular gallery hours are Wed. through Fri, noon until 3 pm, Saturdays 10 am – 4 pm, and Sundays noon until 3 pm.