The following exhibitions are sponsored by the Maryland State Arts Council, the Talbot County Arts Council, and the Star-Democrat.
Tidewater Camera Club: Flight
October 15 – November 27, 2016
Now in its 53rd year, the Tidewater Camera Club has long been a mainstay of the art community on the Eastern Shore. The Tidewater Camera Club exhibition is a biennial event at the Academy Art Museum. In consultation with the Museum’s Curator, Tidewater Camera Club members have been challenged to submit their best interpretations on the theme of “Flight” to the exhibition’s juror, Celia Pearson, a lifelong artist with many years of practice as an independent, published assignment photographer.
The Myth Makers in Maryland: The Mighty Merganser
October 29 – November 5, 2016
Curator-Led Tours: Thursday, December 8, 2016 and Tuesday, January 24, both at 12 noon
Artists Donna Dodson and Andy Moerlein (aka the Myth Makers) will build one of their iconic sapling sculptures on the Museum’s grounds beginning October 29. The 16-foot high bird sculpture, made from natural materials with the help of volunteers, will be based on the Hooded Merganser, a bird which is common in Maryland and representative of the independent thinking and bravery of Eastern Shore native Frederick Douglass. Although monumental in scale, the ephemeral works of the Myth Makers are temporary in nature, meaning to last three to five years. Based in Boston, the Myth Makers have worked in Peru, Switzerland, Canada and China and have shown their monumental sculptures the “Avian Avatars,” on Broadway in New York, NY; Muskegon, MI; New Orleans, and in many museums in New England. The exhibition is sponsored by the Maryland State Arts Council, Talbot County Arts Council, the Star-Democrat, Katherine and David Allen, Maurits Van Wagenberg, and Atlantic Security.
Annual Members’ Exhibition
Through October 9, 2016
The Museum is pleased to present its Annual Members’ Exhibition. This exceptional tradition represents the best of the region’s artists and offers an opportunity to view the creative talents of colleagues and friends. Each member has the opportunity to show one piece.
The Kittredge-Wilson Lecture Series features an exciting array of speakers who impart a diversity of perspectives on subjects such as art, architecture, history and literature. The 2016-2017 schedule includes six lectures from October 2016 through April 2017. Patrons can pay $300 per person (includes two tickets for each lecture. The 10 Series Ticket for 6 Lectures is $100 for Museum members and $120 for Non-Museum members. Individual tickets costs is $20 for Museum members and $24 for Non- Museum members. Pre-registration is suggested.
Jacob Lawrence Migration Series
Elizabeth Hutton Turner University Professor, Department of Art History, University of Virginia
October 7, 2016 at 6 p.m.
An Evening of Flamenco
Friday, October 21, Cocktails at 5:30 p.m. – Performance at 6 p.m.
Cost: $50 Museum members, $60 Non-museum members
This evening performance features Anna Menendez, Edwin Aparicio and Ricardo Marlow performing Flamenco dancing.
October 28, Lesson 7 – 8 p.m./Practice Party 8 – 9 p.m.
$10 per person
Beginner East Coast Swing lesson with practice party to follow.
ARTS EXPRESS BUS TRIPS
The Phillips Collection
Cost: $65 Museum Members and Members of the Frederick Douglass Honor Society/$78 Non-members
The Phillips Collection and the Museum of Modern Art reunite Jacob Lawrence’s masterwork, The Migration Series, the seminal, 60‐panel work by one of the most celebrated African American artists of the 20th century.
Day in DC at the National Gallery of Art – Drawings for Paintings in the Age of Rembrandt
October 26, 2016
Cost: $55 Members, $66 Non-members
ARTober: A Celebration of the Arts on the Eastern Shore
October 6 – November 4, 2016
Classes, Lectures, Workshops and Demonstrations in the Visual and Performing Arts
Sponsored by the Star-Democrat, What’s Up? Media, and WCEI
This month-long celebration of arts on the Eastern Shore will feature more than 40 classes, workshops, and demonstrations and performing arts, on topics such as garden photography, technology in art fabrication, book arts, needle felting, Zentangle, storytelling, and even yoga for creativity lesson and Flamenco performance and dance lessons. The month will begin and end with the following signature events at the Museum:
Lecture: The National Gallery at 75
Rusty Powell, Director, National Gallery of Art
Friday, October 14, 6 p.m.
Join Earl “Rusty” Powell III, Director of the National Gallery of Art, for a fascinating discussion of the Museum’s first 75 years. Reception to follow.
Honorary Trustee Reception
Saturday, October 29, 6:30pm
Join us for a lively reception and auction as we recognize AAM’s distinguished honorary trustees – Arnold Lehman, Earl “Rusty” Powell III, Donald Saff and James Turrell. These Trustees have significantly impacted and continue to impact the national and international art scene today. Register on line at www.artobereasternshore.com.
ARTober Classes/Workshops/ Demonstrations
Brett Thomas, Mobile Raku
October 15 & 16, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Visitors will be able to watch the process of Raku. The workshop and kiln will be located in the Museum’s courtyard.
Paint with Pizazz, Plus! Palette Knife Plus Brush, In Oil or Acrylic
Diane DuBois Mullaly
October 15 & 16, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
$155 Members/$186 Non-members
All levels in oil or acrylic. For the painter who seeks another dimension in their work, learning to paint with a palette knife can create a rich painterly surface with a variety of textures and knife strokes.
St. Michaels Art League
Open Meeting and Demonstration
October 17, 9 a.m. – 12 noon
This St. Michaels Art League meeting will be free and open to the public. Rita Curtis will present a demonstration on placing the figure in a landscape oil painting. Explore the various ways to become involved in the organization.
Yoga for Creativity
October 17, 6 p.m.
Learn how to move your body in creative ways, celebrate the beauty of each breath, and allow your inner wisdom and creativity to shine through!
Introduction to Book Arts: Accordion Books
October 18, 10 a.m.- 3 p.m.
$50 Members/$60 Non-members, Plus $10 Materials Fee Paid to Instructor
Anyone interested in exploring the fascinating world of book making will be pleasantly surprised at the variety of ways a book can be made using just a single sheet of pleated paper.
Pastel Painting Worshop: Creating Luminosity In Your Work
October 19, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
$65 Members/$78 Non members
Students will learn various techniques for creating rich, luminous landscape paintings using the pastel medium.
“WABI-SABI” MONOPRINT WORKSHOP
October 19, 9:30 a.m.- 2:30 p.m.
$70 Members/$84 Non members – All materials are included. (Bring Lunch)
We’ll adopt the Japanese ethic of ﬁnding beauty in imperfection, “Wabi-Sabi” as we experiment with three methods of monoprint, the painterly method of printmaking. www.rosemarycooleyart.com
Paint, Sip, Eat, Laugh: A Painting Party
October 19, 6 – 8 p.m.
$45 Members/$54 Non-members – All materials are included.
Spend a fun and creative evening sipping delicious wine and sampling gourmet chocolates while creating your own masterpiece. Gather a few friends and make it a memorable evening. No experience necessary.
Painting With Wool: A 2D Needle Felting Workshop
October 20, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
$50 Members/$60 Non-members, plus $10 materials fee paid to instructor
Learn how to “paint” with wool instead of canvas or paper. Students will create pictures with dyed wool batt on a 9” x 12” piece of commercial felt using basic needle felting techniques. Each student needs to bring two or three pieces of felt- any color. Students should also bring reference photos for the wool creations they will be making – for example, a photo of a still life, a pet, a landscape, a favorite design, etc. [email protected] Additional materials list on line at www.academyartmuseum.org.
Garden Photography Joshua Taylor
October 21, 9 a.m.- 4 p.m.
$150 Members/$180 Non-members
Spend the morning exploring and capturing the beauty of downtown Easton gardens and ﬂowers with your camera. In the afternoon classroom session at the Academy Art Museum, the instructor will use participants’ images to demonstrate photo enhancement techniques. All camera models are welcome. Joshuataylorphotography.com
Essence and Design: A Plein Air and Studio Workshop Ken Dewaard
October 21 – 24, 9:30 a.m.- 4 p.m.
$425 Members/$455 Non-members
During this four-day workshop, the students will be spending the ﬁrst two days out on location (weather permitting) followed by the ﬁnal two days back at the Academy Art Museum Studio. Day 1 and 2 the class will be producing some smaller plein air paintings focusing on color notes and gathering information to utilize back in the studio.
Today’s Technology In Art Fabrication
Hosted By Digital Fabrication Residency Erik S. Guzman, Kari Britta Lorenson
October 22, 12 noon- 1 p.m. & 3 – 4 p.m.
These workshops will include an introductory overview of digital fabrication processes such as 3D printing, laser cutting/engraving, digital embroidery, 3D scanning, digital textile printing, CNC routing and how artists are using these tools. Following the overview, there will be a tour of Digital Fabrication Residency studio, a stone’s throw from the Museum.
Watercolor Painting with a Triad Palette
Instructor: Barbara Zuehlke
Tuesday, October 25. 10 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Cost $60 Members, $72 Non-members
This is a one-day workshop exploring the use of various triad color combinations to create more cohesive paintings. The mixing of triad pigments, the use of drawing gum, design, and wet on wet painting will be explored. Barbara will demonstrate three different triads at different stages with a floral as subject matter. Participants will be able to choose a triad and work on a painting using a subject of their choice. Critique will be part of the workshop. Some watercolor experience is helpful. Bring a lunch and a drink. A supply list will be available.
Night at the Museum Part 1: Painting the Night Cityscape in Oil or Pastels
Instructors: Sheryl Southwick and Katie Cassidy
Tuesday, October 25, 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Cost: $65 Members, $78 Non-members
What could be more delightful than painting Easton on a beautiful fall evening. Learn how to infuse your oil, acrylic or pastel painting with dramatic light and color even when the hour is getting late. While doing a demo in their medium, each instructor will guide you through the process of creating contrasts in warm and cool colors while designing strong compositions. The students will learn to set up their own drawing and find the lightest and darkest values in the scene, then how to take colors down in intensity as darkness falls. Students can continue with their painting Friday night or start a new painting during Night at the Museum Part 2.
Introduction to Book Arts: Stitched Spine Books
October 27, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Cost: $50 Members, $60 Non-members
Participants will enjoy learning how easy it is to construct attractive pamphlets and journals which can be used as a foundation for an endless variety of creative book ideas. Bring a lunch. Additional material list on line at www.academyartmuseum.org.
Gamblin Artists Color Presentation and Artists’ Demonstrations
Anna Fox Ryan, David Grafton, Matthew Hillier & Patick Meehan
October 27, 4 p.m.
Come and learn about Artist’s Oil Colors, Color Theory, Color Mixing and Mineral vs. Pigments from a Gamblin expert. Following the Gamblin presentation, join in three free demonstrations by award-winning artists, David Grafton, Matthew Hillier, and Patrick Meehan.
Night at the Museum Part 2: Nocturne Painting in Easton
Friday, October 28, 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Katie Cassidy and Sheryl Southwick will be on hand for guidance as artists continue with another night of nocturne painting. Everyone is free to join the group as we again paint en plein air to capture the beauty of a fall evening in Easton. The class will move indoors at 8:30pm for a critique and a glass of wine.
Learn to Zentangle
October 29, 10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Beginning Class: 10-11 a.m. and 1-2 p.m.
Cost: $40 Members, $48 Non-members (includes kit (Micron 01 Pen, Pencil, Tortillion (shading) and 5 Tiles)
Intermediate Class: 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Cost: $30 Members, $36 Non-members
If you want to learn a new art form that is easy, relaxing and fun, this is the class for you! The Zentangle Method is an easy-to-learn way to create beautiful images by drawing structured patterns.
Drawing and Painting Skipjacks
Instructor: Heather Crow
Child (Age 7 and above) or Adult/Child One Day Workshop
Sunday, October 30, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Cost: $75 per child, or $125 adult/child pair Members, $90 per child, or $150 adult/child pair Non-members
October begins oyster season on The Eastern Shore — where we proudly host the last remaining commercial sailing fleet in the United States. Using multitudes of photos of skipjacks in action and just as many photos of skies, create one or more original paintings or drawings of skipjacks and crews in action. Students may also bring their own skipjack photos or models to use as source material for their art. This class is suitable for a child working alone, or for a child/adult combo (parent, grandparent, or mentor). All professional painting supplies are provided including a mat for finished work. Supply fee of $7 per participant for this workshop. You come with nothing and leave with work ready for framing! Bring lunch or a snack. Questions? Contact Heather at 410-310-5615 or [email protected]
Essence and Design: A Plein Air and Studio Workshop
Instructor: Ken DeWaard
Four-day Workshop: October 21 – 24, 9:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Cost: $425 Museum members/$455 Non-members
Monthly Coffee and Critique Mentors: Katie Cassidy & Diane DuBois Mullaly
Friday Mornings: October 7, 10 a.m. – 12 noon
$10 per person per session
Payable at the door (no online registration). Painting Studio
Bring one or two recently completed pieces or works in progress, relax in the informal camaraderie of fellow artists, talk about your work, and join in a group critique led by Katie Cassidy and Diane DuBois Mullaly. Many artists find it very beneficial to view their work through someone else’s perspective. Complimentary coffee and snacks. All mediums and skill levels are welcome! This is becoming a very popular event
Family Art Days
Travel the World to Japan
Constance Del Nero & Deborah Scales
Saturday, October 15, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
For additional information, visit academyartmuseum.org or call the Museum at 410-822-27