Creative Lives Series Continues December 14 with Andrew McCown


andrew-mccown-imageRiverArts is pleased to present Andrew McCown that would be, “Captain Andy,” to many, on Wednesday, December 14, as part of our Creative Lives Series.  The public is invited to join us in hearing him describe his personal journey, stories, passions, and insights.

Andrew has worked with Echo Hill Outdoor School since 1977, and founded the School’s Summer Explore Trips program in 1979, and became an Associate Director in 1981.

He is one of the School’s USCG licensed captains, and regularly teaches Bay Studies, aquatic ecology, and the heritage of the Chesapeake Bay. He is also a current and founding board member of the Chester River Association and served on the board of the Eastern Shore Land Conservancy for twelve years.

Captain Andy worked as an oysterman for eight winters as he captained the Skipjack Elsworth, one of the last of the great dredge boats of the Chesapeake. In 2008 the Maryland Association for Environmental and Outdoor Education (MAEOE) awarded Andrew with the Robert Finton Outdoor Educator of the Year Award.

Andrew also performs with the critically acclaimed folk group, Chesapeake Scenes.

The talk will be held in the RiverArts Gallery, 315 High Street, Suite 106, Chestertown, MD, 21620.  Reservations are strongly suggested. Tickets are $20/$15 for RiverArts members, and may be purchased on line, click on events, or by calling the gallery at 410 778 6300.   Refreshments will be provided.

Gallery hours during the holiday season are Monday through Sunday 10 AM to 5 PM, and open on First Fridays until 8 PM.

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