Academy Art Museum Announces December 2018 Events

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Sheryl Southwick, Happy Birthday

EXHIBITIONS

The Annual Members’ Exhibition: The Museum @ 60
Through January 13, 2019
Free Docent Tours Wednesdays, 11 a.m.- 12 noon, meet at Front Desk
The Academy Art Museum is celebrating its 60th Anniversary. In honor of this milestone, the Museum is suggesting the theme of “60” for its 2018 Members’ Exhibition. Museum members have been invited to get creative, imaginative and experimental around the suggested “60” theme in any medium. The new dates for the Members’ Exhibition will coincide with the holidays, during peak family visits and holiday cheer, as well as many opportunities for art sales. New York Artist Emily Lombardo served as Judge for the exhibition. The Academy Art Museum exhibitions are sponsored by the Talbot County Arts Council, the Maryland State Arts Council, and the Star Democrat.

EVENTS

Open MIC
Second Monday Each Month
December 10 – Airing of Grievances
7 to 9 p.m.

Andre Kertesz, Clock of the Académie Française

LECTURES

Kittredge-Wilson Lectures
These lectures feature an exciting array of speakers who impart a diversity of perspectives on subjects such as art, architecture, history and literature.

The Altering Eye: Photography at the National Gallery of Art
Sarah Greenhough, Senior Curator of Photographs, National Gallery of Art
Friday, December 14, 2018, 6 p.m.
Cost: $24 Members, Non-members $29 (Pre-registration is suggested)
In 1990, Sarah Greenhough became the founding curator of the Department of Photographs at the National Gallery of Art and has been responsible for establishing and growing the National Gallery’s collection of photographs, which now numbers more than 17,000 works made between 1839 and the present.

ADULT CLASSES

Handmade Coastal Holiday Ornaments
Instructor: Maggii Sarfaty
Two-day workshop: December 6 and 7, Thursday and Friday, 10 a.m. – 12 noon
Cost: $105 Members, $126 non-members (Plus $8 materials fee paid to instructor)

Maggii Sarfaty

Earring Frenzy
Instructor: Melissa Kay-Steves
Date: December 5, Wednesday, 10 a.m.–2 p.m.
Cost: $50 Members, $60 Non-Members (Plus $35 materials kit fee paid to the instructor at first class)

CHILDREN’S CLASSES

Family Ornament Day
Instructor: Museum Staff
Saturday, December 8, 10 a.m.–1 p.m.
FREE

PERFORMING ARTS CLASSES

Piano & Guitar Lessons
Instructor: Raymond Remesch
Contact Instructor for further information at (410) 829-0335 or rayremesch@gmail.com

Voice Lessons
Instructor: Georgiann Gibson
Contact instructor for Information at (410) 829-2525 or georgiann@atlanticbb.net.

Ballroom and Latin Dance
Instructor: Amanda Showell
Contact instructor for information at (302) 377-3088 or visit dancingontheshore.com.

For additional information, visit academyartmuseum.org or call the Museum at 410-822-2787.

Academy Art Museum Announces New and Retiring Board Members

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The Academy Art Museum has announced changes to its Board of Trustees. Outgoing trustees who have devoted six years or more of service to the Museum include Warren Cox, Rodanthe Hanrahan, Simma Liebman, Patricia Saul and Bruce Wiltsie. Trustee Katherine Allen has given four years of board service. Ben Simons, Director of the Museum, comments, “It is fitting in our anniversary year to commend these individuals who have demonstrated remarkable commitment, leadership and devotion to the well-being of the Museum to help prepare it for the next 60 years.”

Six new trustees have been appointed to the Board: Donna Alpi, Max Farrell, Trish Malin, Jill Meyerhoff, Courtney Clark Pastrick, and Mary Ann Schindler. Donna Alpi of Oxford and Arlington, VA practiced tax law with the firms of Skadden Arps and then Hogan and Hartson in Washington, DC. She is a graduate of the Law School of the University of Pennsylvania and Penn State. She also has an LLM in Taxation from Georgetown University Law Center. She is actively involved in the Tred Avon Yacht Club and was a member of the TAYC Junior Sailing Committee, serving as the Junior Sailing Fundraiser Chair and the Registration Chair. She was also a member of the Board of Directors of the Arlington Free Clinic, which provides health care to uninsured Arlington residents.

Pictured are five of six new Trustees on the Board of the Museum. Standing, L-R: Catherine McCoy, Board Chair; Jill Meyerhoff, Mary Ann Schindler, and Ben Simons, Director. Pictured seated are Trish Malin, Courtney Clark Pastrick, and Donna Alpi. Absent from the photo is Max Farrell.

Max Farrell of Easton and Chicago, IL served as Director of Corporate Contributions for Kraft Foods and President of Kraft Foods Foundation. She also served as Corporate Relations Director at Allstate Insurance Company, and as President of the Allstate Foundation. She attended Clemson University and received an MBA from Lake Forest Graduate School of Management. After leaving the corporate community, Farrell became engaged in civic and community endeavors in Chicago. She currently serves as a board member of the Lyric Opera of Chicago where she served as President; and as a board member of the Art Institute of Chicago, the Field Museum, The Boys & Girls Clubs of Chicago, Northwestern University and The Joffrey Ballet.

Trish Malin of Easton is a retired Marketing Director for a range of blue-chip food and packaging companies. She has a master’s degree in Business Studies from University of London. She has volunteered for Best Friends, a non-profit animal sanctuary in Utah, and was president of her Homeowners Association in Palos Verdes, CA. Malin has an active interest in DC theatres and the Washington Ballet, and is a member of the Cosmos Club in Washington, DC. She is on the board of Chesapeake Music, helping to run the Monty Alexander Jazz Festival in Easton.

Jill Meyerhoff of Easton has been involved in both community service and business in Talbot County for over 30 years. She and her father owned and operated the powerboat business Tidewater Yacht Sales. Since then, Meyerhoff has focused on education, serving as an assistant at Easton Montessori School, volunteering at The Country School, and serving as head of the Parent Association and as a trustee for Gunston School. She has also held Executive Board positions in the Garden Club of the Eastern Shore and currently serves as its President. The Meyerhoffs tend to their farm on the Miles River and their flock of sheep, which yields heirloom blankets, throws and fine crafts.

Courtney Clark Pastrick of Easton and Chevy Chase, MD has led her family’s philanthropic giving as President of the A. James & Alice B. Clark Foundation and today as Chairman of the Board. She is active in the Washington, DC-area community where she has served in leadership roles with several local non-profit organizations, including as former Chair of the Board of Trustees for the Washington Jesuit Academy, a middle school for at-risk boys in DC, and as a trustee for Collegiate Directions, Inc., a college access program for low-income, first-generation-to-college students in Maryland. Pastrick currently serves on the Board of Trustees for Vanderbilt University and DC-CAP, a college access program for public and charter school students in DC. She also serves on the board of Clark Enterprises, the private investment firm founded in 1972 by her father. She holds a JD from the Catholic University of America and a bachelor’s degree from Duke University.

Mary Ann Schindler of Easton is an artist who has pursued painting, sculpture, mixed media and installation. Her work has appeared in several regional and DC Metro area galleries, and is represented in private collections throughout the United States. She had a career in commercial art and illustration, as well as her own marketing business. She has a bachelor’s degree from Trinity College, Washington, DC. Schindler has been involved in volunteer work for many local organizations, including ESCMF (now Chesapeake Music), the Cinema Society, ArtWorks for Freedom, Empty Bowls, Festival of Trees, and the Main Street Arts District initiative in Cambridge. She is a sponsor of the Museum’s new Artist-in-Residence program, co-chaired the 2017 ArtWorks for Freedom/Easton exhibit at the Waterfowl Building, and is the co-founder of the Artistic Insights Fund of the Mid-Shore Community Foundation.

Catherine Collins McCoy, Chair of the Museum’s Board of Trustees comments, “We are thrilled to have this talented group join our Board of Trustees as the Museum builds on its achievements by expanding the reach of its educational programs and the excellence of its exhibitions and collections.”

Academy Art Museum Celebrates Annual Members’ Exhibition: The Museum @ 60

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Sheryl Southwick, Happy Birthday, collage, 2018

The Academy Art Museum is celebrating The Annual Members’ Exhibition: The Museum @ 60 from   

November 16, 2018 through January 13, 2019 with a free reception and awards ceremony for the general public on Friday, November 16, 2018, 5:30 to 7 p.m.

The Academy Art Museum is celebrating its 60th Anniversary. In honor of this milestone, the Museum is suggesting the theme of “60” for its 2018 Members’ Exhibition. Museum members have been invited to get creative, imaginative and experimental around the suggested “60” theme in any medium. The mediums include drawing, painting (oil, acrylic, watercolor, pastel), graphics, photography, mixed media, film, jewelry, sculpture and other applications.

The new dates for the Members’ Exhibition will coincide with Thanksgiving and the holidays, during peak family visits and holiday cheer, as well as many opportunities for art sales. New York Artist Emily Lombardo will serve as Judge for the exhibition and present the exhibition awards.

Anke Van Wagenberg, Chief Curator at the Academy Art Museum, comments, “This is a particularly rich exhibition, showcasing the art of our members. The diversity of submissions increases the show’s interest among our visitors. This year, we are pleased that the show can coincide with the holidays so that families and friends of our artist members can enjoy the show during their visits between Thanksgiving and the New Year.”

The Members’ Exhibition is sponsored by the Talbot County Arts Council, the Maryland State Arts Council and the Star-Democrat. For further information, call 410-822-2787.

Academy Art Museum Announces November 2018 Events

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EXHIBITIONS

Sheryl Southwick, Happy Birthday, collage, 2018

The Annual Members’ Exhibition: The Museum @ 60
November 16, 2018–January 13, 2019
Public Reception and Awards: Friday, November 16, 2018, 5:30–7 p.m.
Free Docent Tours every Wednesday at 11 a.m.
The Academy Art Museum is celebrating its 60th Anniversary. In honor of this milestone, the Museum is suggesting the theme of “60” for its 2018 Members’ Exhibition. Museum members have been invited to get creative, imaginative and experimental around the suggested “60” theme in any medium. The new dates for the Members’ Exhibition will coincide with Thanksgiving and the holidays, during peak family visits and holiday cheer, as well as many opportunities for art sales. New York Artist Emily Lombardo will serve as Judge for the exhibition and present the exhibition awards. Online sign-up will be open beginning October 1, 2018 through November 1, 2018 at academyartmuseum.org. For further information, call 410-822-2787.

Jay Fleming: Island Life
Through November 11, 2018
Free Docent Tours every Wednesday at 11 a.m.
Maryland photographer Jay Fleming has spent years documenting the culture and environment of the Chesapeake Bay. In his exhibition, Island Life, he documents life on Smith Island and Tangier Island, the Chesapeake’s only inhabited offshore islands. Being water-locked and isolated from modern transportation has created a unique way of life on Smith and Tangier, allowing for a preservation of the island’s history and traditions. Jay Fleming discovered his passion of photography upon receiving his father’s Nikon camera in his early teens. He immediately developed an affinity to looking at life through the camera lens and what ensued was an exciting photographic journey that would eventually lead him to his career as professional photographer.

Jay Fleming, Abandoned, 2017 Archival Digital Print, On loan from the artist.

ARTS EXPRESS BUS TRIPS

Arena Stage
Washington, DC
“Anything Goes”
Wednesday, November 28, 12 noon matinee
$115 Members, $138 Non-members (light snack included)
The SS American has set sail from NY to London. Aboard, the lovelorn Billy has stowed away on a mission to stop the marriage of his mystery muse, countess Hope Harcourt, to the millionaire Lord Evelyn Oakleigh. Now, it is up to Billy with the help of showgirls, sailors, and public enemy #13, to find, woo and win back his true love. Unlikely alliances arise as mischief and mayhem ensue in this madcap musical by beloved composer and Tony Award winner Cole Porter.

ADULT CLASSES

Linocut Greeting Cards
Instructor: Sheryl Southwick
One day: November 1 Thursday, 10 a.m.–2 p.m.
Cost: $75 Members, $90 Non-members (Plus $20 materials fee payable to instructor)

Modern Wall Hanging Workshop
Instructor: Jenny Walton
2 Days: November 1 and 2 Thursday and Friday, 10 a.m.–1 p.m.
Cost: $90 Members, $108 non-members

Jenny Walton

Mystery and Majesty: Painting the Late Autumn Landscape – All Mediums
Instructor: Diane DuBois Mullaly
November 3 and 4, Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m.–3 p.m.
Cost $125 Members, $150 Non-members

Printmaking: Mixed Media
Instructor: Sheryl Southwick
November 6 – 27
Tuesdays, 5:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Wine Glass Charms
Instructor: Maryetta Dynan
Date: November 7, Wednesday, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Cost: $50 Members, $60 Non-members (Plus $15 materials kit fee paid to the instructor at class)

Mosaic Evening: Stepping Stones
Instructor: Sheryl Southwick
2 weeks November 15 & 29, Thursday evenings, 5:30–8 p.m.
Cost: $80 Members, $96 Non-members (Plus $25 materials fee payable to instructor)

Pastel: Fundamentals and Personal Study
Instructor: Katie Cassidy
4 weeks: November 28, December 5, 12 and 19
Wednesdays, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Fall Portfolio Night
Wednesday, November 28, 2018, 6 to 8 p.m.
Free (pre-registration required)
The Museum is pleased to announce its eighth portfolio night. Area high school students are encouraged to bring their artwork to receive expert tips on what makes a winning portfolio from a panel of art school representatives and professional artists. This evening is ideal for high school seniors who are considering applying to art school and underclassmen who would like to get a leg up on preparing a strong portfolio. Parents, teachers and guidance counselors are welcome as well. Email the Museum’s Director of Children’s Education and Community Programs, Constance Del Nero, at cdelnero@academyartmuseum.org or call her directly at 978-902-1993.

Fall Portfolio

Open MIC
Second Monday Each Month –
September 10 – The Grind, October 8 – Reaping What You Sow, November 12 – You Are What You Eat, December 10 – Airing of Grievances
7 to 9 p.m.
The Academy Art Museum’s Open Mic is a monthly occasion for our community to share and appreciate the rich tapestry of creativity, skills and knowledge that thrive in the region. Contact Ray Remesch at RayRemesch@gmail.com for additional information.

Performing Arts Classes

Piano & Guitar Lessons
Instructor: Raymond Remesch
Contact Instructor for further information at (410) 829-0335 or rayremesch@gmail.com

Voice Lessons
Instructor: Georgiann Gibson
Contact instructor for Information at (410) 829-2525 or georgiann@atlanticbb.net.

Ballroom and Latin Dance
Instructor: Amanda Showell
Contact instructor for information at (302) 377-3088 or visit dancingontheshore.com.

For additional information, visit academyartmuseum.org or call the Museum at 410-822-2787.

Academy Art Museum Celebrates Annual Members’ Exhibition: The Museum @ 60

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The Academy Art Museum is celebrating The Annual Members’ Exhibition: The Museum @ 60 from  November 16, 2018 through January 13, 2019 with a free reception and awards ceremony for the general public on Friday, November 16, 2018, 5:30 to 7 p.m.

The Academy Art Museum is celebrating its 60th Anniversary. In honor of this milestone, the Museum is suggesting the theme of “60” for its 2018 Members’ Exhibition. Museum members have been invited to get creative, imaginative and experimental around the suggested “60” theme in any medium. The mediums include drawing, painting (oil, acrylic, watercolor, pastel), graphics, photography, mixed media, film, jewelry, sculpture and other applications.

Sheryl Southwick, Happy Birthday, collage, 2018

The new dates for the Members’ Exhibition will coincide with Thanksgiving and the holidays, during peak family visits and holiday cheer, as well as many opportunities for art sales. New York Artist Emily Lombardo will serve as Judge for the exhibition and present the exhibition awards.

Anke Van Wagenberg, Chief Curator at the Academy Art Museum, comments, “This is a particularly rich exhibition, showcasing the art of our members. The diversity of submissions increases the show’s interest among our visitors. This year, we are pleased that the show can coincide with the holidays so that families and friends of our artist members can enjoy the show during their visits between Thanksgiving and the New Year.”

Online sign-up will be open beginning October 1, 2018 and go through November 1, 2018 at academyartmuseum.org. The Members’ Exhibition is sponsored by the Talbot County Arts Council, the Maryland State Arts Council and the Star-Democrat. For further information, call 410-822-2787.

Get Ready to Be “Dazzled!” The 21st Annual Academy Art Museum Craft Show Set to Go October 19

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The Academy Art Museum celebrates its 60th Anniversary and the 21st Anniversary of its Craft Show on October 19 through 21, 2018 in Easton, Maryland. During this major anniversary year, the theme of the Craft Show is Dazzled. The show brings artists from around the country to the Museum in Easton and features every category of craft by carefully selected artists.

Each year the show recognizes exceptional artists and this year, the Honorary Chair and Visionary Artist is Todd Reed from Boulder, Colorado. Mr. Reed is an American artisanal luxury jeweler renowned for creating works of art using recycled metals and sustainably-sourced raw and fancy-cut diamonds. There are three exciting featured artists: acclaimed jeweler Ashley Buchanan who makes powder coated, metal pieces; award-winning artist Holly Anne Mitchell who creates unique and beautiful eco-friendly jewelry from recycled newspaper; and well known Maryland artist, Rebecca Myers, whose fine jewelry echoes a passion for the garden and the allure of the natural world.

For the first time, the Academy Art Museum will offer an online auction, Dazzled Online, opening at the beginning of October. Participating artists will present a selection of their works in an online format that will be shared nationally.

Craft Show chairman and Easton resident, Craig Fuller, explains, “We’ve worked for several months to bring to the Show over seventy outstanding artists from across the United States to exhibit their work encompassing all craft media: basketry, ceramics, glass, fiber, jewelry, metal, mixed media, sculpture, and wood. Whether people view the work in Dazzled Online or at the Show, there will be something for everyone from small, well-priced, handmade treasures to one-of-a-kind pieces of art.”

Ben Simons, Director of the Academy Art Museum, says, “The Academy Craft Show represents the best of the Museum, attracting national talent and new audiences to Easton, while providing critical support of our year-round offerings in children’s and adult education and top-class exhibitions.”

All proceeds from the Craft Show and from the online auction go to the Academy Art Museum to support the many community-based programs for all ages. Craft Show admission is $10 for Museum members and $12 for non-members. For more information about this event, visit academycraftshow.com or call 410-822-2787.

Caption: The Academy Art Museum’s 21st Annual Craft Show – Dazzled — brings over 70 artists representing all categories of craft from across the country to Easton, Maryland on October 19-21, 2018. Pictured is jewelry by award-winning artist Holly Anne Mitchell, one of the Craft Show’s featured artists, who creates unique and beautiful eco-friendly jewelry from recycled newspaper.

Academy Art Museum Announces September Events

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Thomas Patton Miller, Maryland Crab Feast

Exhibitions
All exhibitions are sponsored by the Maryland State Arts Council, the Talbot County Arts Council, the Star Democrat.

AAM @ 60: The Diamond Exhibition
Through October 14, 2018
Free docent tours on Wednesdays at 11 a.m.
Part II of the Academy Art Museum’s Anniversary Exhibition, AAM @ 60: The Diamond Exhibition honors six decades of building the Museum’s Permanent Collection, telling the story of the growth of the collections resulting from the gifts and bequests of several key art collectors, as well as more recently the support of the Collection Society. The exhibition presents a wide variety of works, including work by Ansel Adams, Leonardo Drew, Rembrandt and Ann Truitt, representing the creative genius of artists from Europe and the United States, spanning from the 17th century to the present. AAM @ 60: The Diamond Exhibition is accompanied by a special anniversary catalogue. The exhibition is sponsored by David and Katherine Kerr Allen, Kathy and Daniel Canzoniero, Jocelyn and George Eysymontt, Amy Haines and Richard Marks, Margaret Keller, Carla and Al Massoni, Catherine Collins McCoy, and Nanny Trippe.

Jay Fleming, Abandoned

Jay Fleming: Island Life
Through November 11, 2018 (partial interruption during Craft Show)
First Friday Artist Talk & Book Signing: Friday, September 7, 6 p.m.
Maryland photographer Jay Fleming has spent years documenting the culture and environment of the Chesapeake Bay. In his exhibition, Island Life, he documents life on Smith Island and Tangier Island, the Chesapeake’s only inhabited offshore islands. Being water-locked and isolated from modern transportation has created a unique way of life on Smith and Tangier, allowing for a preservation of the island’s history and traditions. Jay Fleming discovered his passion of photography upon receiving his father’s Nikon camera in his early teens. He immediately developed an affinity to looking at life through the camera lens and what ensued was an exciting photographic journey that would eventually lead him to his career as professional photographer. This is Jay Fleming’s first solo museum exhibition.

Special Events

Academy Art Museum 60th Birthday Party and Annual Members’ Meeting
Saturday, September 15, 2018, 11 a.m.—4 p.m.
Free and Open to the public
Public Art Project Featuring Artist Julia Vogl, music, food, docent tours of AAM @ 60: The Diamond Exhibition, an Instructor’s Open House, a family art project, and much more! For more information or to sign up to volunteer for the public art project, visit academyartmuseum.org.

Artist Julia Vogl

Instructor’s Open House -September 15, 10 a.m.–3 p.m.
Demonstrations, entertainment, refreshments, door prizes
Learn about the fall line-up of classes and instructors. Contact Katie Cassidy for additional information at wkmcgarry@verizon.net or 410-820-5222.

AAM Public Art Project featuring Julia Vogl
Artist Julia Vogl’s social sculptures incorporate public engagement, architectural interventions and color. Vogl will unveil the public art project in the Museum’s Courtyard during the Museum’s birthday party. The project will focus on creating Academy-60th-themed linoleum plates to print bunting flags, which we will hang streaming in the Courtyard for the party. It’s a community-based process and Vogl will work with 40 to 60 volunteers to create the art project in the week prior to the event. If you are interested in participating in the workshop the week of September 8th, please contact Amanda Beck at abeck@academyartmuseum.org.

Triangles for the 60th Anniversary – Community Art Project
The Academy Art Museum is turning 60 in 2018 and is calling all students, teachers, professional artists, amateurs, families, friends, and everyone in between to pick up a free card stock triangle at the Museum’s front desk before August 31. Participants are encouraged to draw on the triangle, paint on it, write on it, make holes in it, and glue things to it. Completed triangles should be returned to the Museum by September 30. Watch as the Museum re-creates its logo the front wall of its Atrium —triangle by triangle— to form a giant community mosaic.

Open MIC
Second Monday Each Month –
September 10 – The Grind
7 to 9 p.m.
The Academy Art Museum’s Open Mic is a monthly occasion for our community to share and appreciate the rich tapestry of creativity, skills and knowledge that thrive in the region. Contact Ray Remesch at RayRemesch@gmail.com for additional information.

Adult Classes

Steve Bleinberger

Photographing the Log Canoe Races
Instructor: Jay Fleming
Two 1-Day Workshops: Saturday, September 8 AND Sunday, September 9
Time: TBD – check the website nearer the scheduled date
Cost: $300 Members per 1-Day Workshop $360 Non-members (includes the boat fees)

Watercolor: Rocks, Waves and Spray!
Instructor: Steve Bleinberger
3 weeks: September 27, October 4 and 11 Thursdays, 10 a.m.–1 p.m.
Cost: $175 Members, $ 210 Non-members

Introduction to Basic Drawing
Instructor: Katie Cassidy
4 weeks: September 11–October 2, Tuesdays, 10 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Cost: $150 Members, $180 Non-members

Brad Ross

Foundations of Portrait Drawing
Instructor: Bradford Ross
6 weeks: September 6–October 11, Thursdays, 10 a.m. –1 p.m.
Cost: $170 Members, $235 Non-members

Drawing the Human Figure
Instructor: Bradford Ross
6 weeks: September 11–October 16, Tuesdays, 10 a.m.–1 p.m.
Cost: $170 Members, $235 Non-members

Pastel: Sharpening Skills and Techniques
Instructor: Katie Cassidy
3 weeks: September 12, 19 and 26, Wednesdays, 10 a.m.–1 p.m.
Cost: $165 Members, $198 Non-members

Take the Plunge!–How to Paint in Oil
Instructor: Diane DuBois Mullaly
Four classes over two weekends
September 22–23 and October 6–7 Saturday & Sunday, 10 a.m.–1 p.m.
Cost $150 Members, $182 Non-members

Printmaking Exploration Evenings
Instructor: Sheryl Southwick
4 weeks: Session 1: September 4 – October 2 (no class September 25), Session 2: October 9–30, Session 3: November 6–2
Tuesdays, 5:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Cost per Session: $100 Members, $120 Non-members (Plus $25 materials fee payable to Instructor at first class)

Marilee Taussig

Introduction to Alcohol Ink Painting
Instructor: Marilee Taussig
2-Day Workshop, September 13 and 14
Thursday and Friday, 10 a.m.–4 p.m.
Cost: $150 Members, $180 Non-members (Plus $35 materials fee paid to the instructor at first class)

Collage Workshop: Scrap Happy Mulberry Paper
Instructor: Sheryl Southwick
One Day: September 19, Wednesday, 2-4:30 p.m.
Cost: $45 Members, $54 Non-Members (Plus $6 material fee payable to Instructor)

Mosaic Evening: Wall Piece
Instructor: Sheryl Southwick
2 weeks: September 6 & 13 Thursday evenings, 5:30–8 p.m.
Cost: $80 Members, $96 Non-members (Plus $15 materials fee payable to Instructor)

Introduction to Digital Photography
Instructor: Stephen Walker
6 weeks: September 13–October 25 (no class October 18) Thursdays, 6–8 p.m.
Cost: $160 Members, $192 Non-members

Intermediate/Advanced Pottery
Instructor: Paul Aspell
Two 6-week sessions Session 1: September 10–October 15 Session 2: November 5–December 10 Mondays, 9:30–11:30 a.m.
Cost per session: $205 Members, $246 Non-members

Intermediate and Advanced Potter’s Wheel
Instructor: Paul Aspell
Two 6-week sessions Session 1: September 10–October 15 Session 2: November 5–December 10 Mondays, 1–3 p.m.
Cost per session: $205 Members, $246 Non-members

Intermediate /Advanced Hand Building
Instructor: Paul Aspell
Two 6-week sessions Session 1: September 12–October 17 Session 2: November 7–December 12 Wednesdays, 1–3 p.m.
Cost: $205 Members, $246 Non-members

Beginning and Intermediate Potter’s Wheel
Instructor: Paul Aspell
Two 6-week sessions Session 1: September 12–October 17 Session 2: November 7–December 12 Wednesdays, 9:30–11:30 a.m.
Cost per session: $205 Members, $246 Non-members

Saturn Jewel Earrings
Instructor: John Dynan
Date: September 19, Wednesday, 10 a.m.–2 p.m.
Cost: $50 Member, $60 Non-members (Plus $25 materials kit fee paid to the instructor at first class)

Children’s Classes

Mini Masters Academy
Mini Masters is an art-based, early enrichment program for two to four-year old children. Flexible enrollment days are offered from September through May, Monday through Thursdays, 9 a.m. to 12:00, with optional extended day until 2 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Email jhendricks@academyartmuseum.org for information and availability.

Kreative Kids Art Parties!
The Museum is now offering art birthday parties for up to 12 children. Art-loving kids will have two hours to work on a memorable art project while enjoying the camaraderie of their friends. You bring the cake—we’ll provide the creativity! Parties start at $120 plus a small materials fee (TBD) per child. Please contact Director of ArtReach and Community Programs, Constance Del Nero, at cdelnero@academyartmuseum.org for more information.

Home School Art Classes
Early Fall Session: September 7–October 12, 2018
Ages 6 to 9 years (Please do NOT register 5 year-olds in this class.)
Constance Del Nero
Ages 10+
Susan Horsey

After-School Art Club
Grades 4 through 8
Instructor: Susan Horsey
Eight Thursdays: September 20–November 29 (No class on October 18, November 8 or November 22) 3:45–5:00 p.m.
Cost: $120 Members, $130 Non-Members

Li’l Kids After-School Art Club
Grades 1 through 3
Instructor: Susan Horsey
Eight Fridays: September 21–December 1 (no class on October 19, November 9 or November 23)
3:30–4:30 p.m.
Cost: $115 Members, $125 Non-Members

Saturday Class: Children’s Ceramics
Ages 8–13
Instructor: Dawn Malosh
Saturdays, September 22–October 27 (No class on October 20), 10:00–11:30 a.m.
Cost: $108 Members; $118 Non-Members

Performing Arts Classes

Piano & Guitar Lessons
Instructor: Raymond Remesch
Contact Instructor for further information at (410) 829-0335 or rayremesch@gmail.com

Voice Lessons
Instructor: Georgiann Gibson
Contact instructor for Information at (410) 829-2525 or georgiann@atlanticbb.net.

Ballroom and Latin Dance
Instructor: Amanda Showell
Contact instructor for information at (302) 377-3088 or visit dancingontheshore.com.

For additional information, visit academyartmuseum.org or call the Museum at 410-822-2787.

Academy Art Museum Re-Accredited by the American Alliance of Museums

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The Academy Art Museum in Easton, MD has announced it has received Re-Accreditation from the American Alliance of Museums (AAM).  Kippen de Alba Chu, Chair of the AAM Board of Directors, writes, “The Academy Art Museum ranks among the most prestigious museums in the United States and its participation in accreditation reflects an enduring commitment to excellence and public trust.”

Ben Simons, Director of the Academy Art Museum, states, “This re-accreditation coincides with a very special year when we are celebrating the Museum’s 60th anniversary year and entering the public phase of the Museum’s Capital Campaign—moving us on a trajectory to position the Museum solidly for the future. It’s a major milestone in the institution’s history.”

The Museum was first accredited by the AAM in 2003, a status accorded to fewer than 5% of American museums for their commitment to excellence, accountability, and high professional standards. The mission of the Academy Art Museum is to promote the knowledge, practice, and appreciation of the arts and to enhance cultural life on the Eastern Shore by making available to everyone the Museum’s expanding collection, exhibitions, and broad spectrum of arts programs.

The Academy Art Museum has expanded its role beyond the traditional museum to ensure all citizens the opportunity to fully participate in a broad spectrum of exceptional cultural offerings. The Museum welcomes over 50,000 visitors and participants annually to experience national and regional exhibitions, concerts, lectures, educational programs, and visual and performing arts classes for adults and children. The vibrant concert and lecture series attract top musicians, authors, and scholars from throughout the world.

Cathy McCoy, Chair of the Museum’s Board of Trustees, adds, “Our re-accreditation reflects how we continue to serve our community by delivering outstanding exhibitions and arts educational programming for children and adults. One example is our signature ArtReach program which saw a remarkable increase this past year, serving 2,752, which reflects an increase of 31% more school students than the prior year.”

For more than 45 years, The American Alliance of Museums’ Accreditation Program has been recognized as the gold standard of museum excellence. With its mix of self-assessment, peer review, and public recognition, AAM Accreditation helps to ensure the integrity and accessibility of museum collections, reinforce the education and public service roles of museums and promote good governance practices and ethical behavior.

In re-accrediting the Museum, the Alliance stated, “Through a rigorous process of self-assessment and review by its peers, the Museum has shown itself to be a good steward of its resources held in the public trust and committed to a philosophy of continual institutional growth.”

AAM Invites Public to 60th Birthday Party & Public Art Project

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On Saturday, September 15, 2018, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., the Academy Art Museum will host a 60th Birthday Party and Annual Members’ Meeting. The event will feature a public art project with artist Julie Vogl whose social sculptures incorporate public engagement, architectural interventions and color. She will unveil the public art project in the Museum’s Courtyard during the Museum’s Birthday Party. The project will focus on creating Academy-60th-themed linoleum plates to print bunting flags, which we will hang streaming in the Courtyard for the party.

According to Amanda Beck, Curatorial Assistant at the Museum, “It’s a community-based process and Julie will work with 40 to 60 volunteers to create the art project in the week prior to the event.”

Artist Julia Vogl will unveil a public art project in the Academy Art Museum’s Courtyard during the Museum’s 60th Birthday Party.

The Birthday Party will also include docent tours of Part II of the Academy Art Museum’s Anniversary Exhibition, AAM @ 60: The Diamond Exhibition at 12 p.m.1 p.m.2 p.m. and 3 p.m.The exhibition presents a wide variety of works, including work by Ansel Adams, Leonardo Drew, Rembrandt and Ann Truitt, representing the creative genius of artists from Europe and the United States, spanning from the 17th century to the present.  There will also be a “Family Art Cart,” a Pop-Up Museum Store, a family art project, music, food and more.

Two open houses from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. will occur during the event, including the Museum Instructors’ Open House, introducing the fall line-up of classes and instructors, and the Mini Masters Open House. The Museum’s Annual Members’ Meeting will be held from 11 a.m. to 12 noon and will feature a preview of upcoming exhibitions and programs and an update on the Museum’s Capital Campaign and upcoming Craft Show.

Prior to the Birthday Party the public is invited to pick up a free card stock triangle at the Museum’s front desk before August 31.  Participants are encouraged to draw on the triangle, paint on it, write on it, make holes in it, and glue things to it.  Completed triangles should be returned to the Museum by August 31. Watch as the Museum re-creates its logo on the front wall of its Atrium —triangle by triangle— to form a giant community mosaic.

The Museum’s Birthday Party is free and open to the public.  Anyone interested in participating in the Public Art workshop the week of September 8th, should contact Amanda Beck at abeck@academyartmuseum.org. For further information about the Birthday Party, visit academyartmuseum.org or call 410-822-2787.