Academy Art Museum Announces June Events

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Alexander Calder, Swirls, 1970 (detail)

EXHIBITIONS

AAM @ 60: The Diamond Exhibition
Through July 8, 2018
During the Museum’s anniversary year, this exhibition shares with the public many of the treasures from its Permanent Collection. Anke Van Wagenberg, Chief Curator, has selected artworks from among the over 1500 works in the Permanent Collection for two sequential exhibitions. The Diamond Exhibition will showcase a representative range of works including prints from Goya to Picasso, Rembrandt and Whistler, and selections of its holdings in other media including painting, photography and sculpture.

Elizabeth Casqueiro: Entrances and Exits
Through July 8, 2018
This exhibition is an exploration of masked identity in its many forms and purposes. Casqueiro is interested in how from an early age we acquire and shed identities as seamlessly as an accomplished stage actor or a fictional superhero. Through the melding of opacity and translucency, structure and fluidity, and figuration and abstraction, she alludes to identity’s perpetual dance between order and chaos, exposure and concealment, and connection and disruption. This is her a first solo museum exhibition in the United States.

New Photography: National Juried Exhibition
Through July 8, 2018
The exhibition aims to highlight the current state of photography across a broad spectrum in this juried show. Artists submitted all types of photographic works including digital, analog, alternative processes, etc. The show’s juror, Sarah Stolfa, Chief Executive Officer and Artistic Director of the Philadelphia Photo Arts Center (PPAC), is a working fine-art photographer and educator and teaches at the University of Pennsylvania. The awards for the exhibition include a Best in Show of $1,000, a Second Prize of $500, and a Third Prize of $250.

Elizabeth Casqueiro, Do Something Batman, 2017.

The Academy Art Museum’s exhibitions are generously supported by the Maryland State Arts Council, the Talbot County Arts Council and the Star-Democrat. Free Docent Tours are every Wednesday at 11 a.m. for all exhibitions. For additional information, visit academyartmuseum.org or call the Museum at 410-822-2787.

SPECIAL EVENTS

Juneteenth: The Year of Frederick Douglass
June 16, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
2018 is “The Year of Frederick Douglass!” The Academy Art Museum proudly joins over 35 local organizations in celebrating the life of Talbot County’s most famous native son. This year marks the 200th birthday of the social reformer, abolitionist, writer and statesman. The Museum will again partner with the Frederick Douglass Honor Society with its Annual Juneteenth Celebration. Juneteenth, one of the most important African American holidays in the country, marks the abolition of slavery. The celebration will commemorate Emancipation Day, celebrate the significant contributions of African Americans in our country, and reflect on the common values that we share as a community. This free family event will include music, food, entertainment, art-related activities, and MORE! This year’s celebration will also join with the Talbot County Free Library’s Chesapeake Children’s Book Festival, which will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Waterfowl Building (Armory) in Easton. For information, visit academyartmuseum.org/juneteenth or contact Damika Baker, Director of Development at (410) 822-2787 or dbaker@academyartmuseum.org.

Michael Joseph, A-lister & Sherie, 2016 (detail)

Open MIC
Second Monday Each Month – June 11
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.

Special sale on frames and mats from Ben Franklin
Saturday, June 9, 11 a.m.– 3 p.m.
The Museum’s instructors, artists and students are cleaning out their studios for this one-day sale. No work over $300. Framed and unframed drawings, paintings in oil, pastel, watercolor, acrylic, ceramics, pottery, art prints and large quantity of art books! Food and music will be available. Contact Katie Cassidy at wkmcgarry@verizon.net for additional information.

60th Anniversary Community Art Project
Help the Academy Art Museum celebrate its 60th Anniversary! Calling all students, teachers, professional artists, amateurs, families, friends, and everyone in between: Between July 1 and August 31, pick up a free card stock triangle at the Museum’s front desk. Draw on it, paint on it, write on it, make holes in it, glue things to it: your imagination is the limit. Return your completed triangle by September 30 and watch as we re-create the Museum’s logo on our front wall—triangle by triangle— to form a giant community mosaic. The bigger the better!

ADULT CLASSES

Frederick Douglass

Summer Mosaic Workshops for Adults and Teens
Instructor: Sheryl Southwick
2-Day Workshops: All are on Wednesdays and Thursdays
June 13, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. and June 14, 10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Cost: $75 Members per each 2-day workshop), $90 Non- members, plus $5 materials fee paid to instructor

Painting Water and Atmosphere with Pastels
Instructor: Nick Serratore
2-Day Workshop: June 19 and 20, 10 a.m.–3 p.m.
Cost: $125 Members, $150 Non-members

Mudheads–Painting the Essence of People Outdoors
Instructor: Diane DuBois Mullaly
1–Day Workshop: June 23 Saturday, 10 a.m.–2 p.m.
Cost: $48 Members, $58 Non-members

Monoprint Collage
Instructor: Rosemary Cooley
3–Day Workshop, June 22–24 Friday–Sunday, 10 a.m.–2 p.m.
Cost: $185 Members, $222 Non-members, plus $25 materials fee paid to the instructor at first class

AAM Studio Sale

Fundamentals of Drawing
Instructor: Katie Cassidy
3–Day Workshop: June 20 –June 22, 10.am.–1 p.m.
Cost: $110 Members, $132 Non-members, plus $15 materials fee paid to the instructor at first class

CHILDRENS’ 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.

SUMMER CAMPS

The Power of Paint
Ages 8 –13
Instructor: Susan Horsey
June 18–21, 10 a.m.–12 noon
Cost: $105 Members; $115 Non-members

Sheryl Southwick

Animal Art Adventures (Including a visit from the Salisbury Zoo!)
Ages 7–13
Instructor: Dawn Malosh
Monday–Friday, June 25–29, 9:30 a.m.–12 noon
Cost: $175 Members; $185 Non-members

Clay
Ages 8–13
Instructor: Dawn Malosh
Monday–Friday, June 25–29, 1–3 p.m.
Cost: $120 Members, $130 Non-members

Introduction to Design Principles
Grades 4–7
Instructor: Gabby Lambeth
Monday–Friday, June 25–29, 10 a.m.–12 noon
Cost: $115 Members; $125 Non-members

PERFORMING ARTS CLASSES

Nick Serratore

Piano & Guitar Lessons
Instructor: Raymond Remesch
Contact Instructor for further information at (410) 829-0335 or rayremesch@gmail.com
Whether your goal is to audition for a conservatory, lead your family in song during the holidays, or learn to play the music you love, a personalized music education is one of the most rewarding and enduring investments people can make for themselves or their child.

Voice Lessons
Instructor: Georgiann Gibson
Contact instructor for information at (410) 829-2525 or georgiann@atlanticbb.net.
Whether you are interested in singing with a choir, becoming a soloist, getting a lead in the high school musical or community theatre production, joining a barbershop quartet, or preparing your audition for a conservatory, good singing requires a skill set that is developed over time.

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.

Chief Curator Anke Van Wagenberg to Lecture on New Dutch Art Book at AAM

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Jan Baptist Weenix, Girl as Shepherdess with Dog, Le Musée de Picardie, Amiens

Anke Van Wagenberg, PhD, Chief Curator at the Academy Art Museum will discuss paintings of Jan Baptist Weenix and his son Jan Weenix, at an upcoming Kittredge-Wilson lecture, “Painting for Princes: Dutch Art by Jan Baptist Weenix & Jan Weenix.” The event will be held on Friday, May 18 at 6 p.m. at the Academy Art Museum. She recently published her two-volume tome entitled “Jan Baptist Weenix and Jan Weenix: The Paintings.” It is the result of many years of scholarly art-historical research on the works of the Dutch, seventeenth-century painters Jan Baptist Weenix (1621–1659)—a contemporary of Rembrandt and Vermeer—and his son Jan Weenix (1641– 1719).

These important Dutch masters and contemporaries of Rembrandt painted Italianate landscapes, portraits and still lifes and are represented in most principal museums with Dutch collections. The publication fills a lacuna in the art history of the Golden Age and provides a broader base for the appreciation of Dutch art. From the beginning it has been the purpose to study and publish the art of father Weenix and son Weenix because the authorship of their paintings has been frequently confused, especially paintings of the 1660s, when Weenix II had just “graduated” from his father’s studio. With the similar subject matter and style, their paintings have puzzled many writers and art historians. After his father-teacher’s death, the son gradually transferred his style in line with a newer more “courtly” taste of the late seventeenth and early eighteenth century, culminating in a commission to decorate the castle Bensberg near Dusseldorf for a German Prince. This transformation can now be clearly illustrated in Anke’s books, in which hundreds of artworks have been documented.

The 850-page monograph contains new, unpublished archival material on these important painters and a catalogue of 500 entries. The dual volume set is presented in a cassette and published by the renowned publishing house Waanders, in The Netherlands, with world-wide distribution in New York.

Signed copies of Van Wagenberg’s recently published two-volume book will be available at the lecture. As limited copies are available, advanced copies can be reserved. The cost of the lecture is $24 for Museum members and $29 for non-members. Pre-registration is suggested.  Register online at academyartmuseum.org or call 410-822-2787.

Academy Art Museum Announces May Events

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Joan Miró, (1893 – 1983), Oiseau Zéphyr, Color lithograph, 1960, AAM 2015.030.

EXHIBITIONS

The Academy Art Museum’s exhibitions are generously supported by the Maryland State Arts Council, the Talbot County Arts Council and the Star-Democrat. Free Docent Tours are every Wednesday at 11 a.m. for all exhibitions.

AAM @ 60: The Diamond Exhibition
Part I April 21–July 8, 2018, Members’ Reception: Friday, April 20, 5:30-7:00 p.m.
In 1958, the Academy Art Museum opened its doors to the public as the Academy of the Arts. In 2018 the Museum invites all audiences to celebrate its 60th anniversary, honoring the past and celebrating the future. Program highlights include a special two-part Diamond Exhibition, representing the creative genius of artists from Europe and the United States, spanning from the seventeenth century to the present. The AAM @ 60: The Diamond Exhibition will showcase a representative range of treasures and Picasso, and selections of its holdings in other media, including painting, photography and sculpture. AAM @ 60: The Diamond Exhibition will be accompanied by a special anniversary catalogue.

Michael Joseph, A-lister & Sherie, 2016 (detail) W, Archival pigment print.

New Photography: National Juried Exhibition
April 14 – July 15, 2018
Saturday, April 28, 3-4:30 p.m. – Awards Ceremony with Juror Sarah Stolfa
Photographic artists of all walks have submitted their latest works to a new national juried show at the Academy Art Museum in Easton, MD. The exhibition aims to highlight the current state of photography across a broad spectrum. Artists may submit all types of photographic works including digital, analog, alternative processes, etc.

Elizabeth Casqueiro: Entrances and Exits
April 14 –July 15, 2018
May 4, 5:30 p.m. – Artist talk on First Friday
Elizabeth Casqueiro is a visual artist who was born in England and grew up in Portugal, studying art at St. Martin’s College of Art in London, the Corcoran School of Art, and the Washington Studio School. Her work is an exploration of masked identity and taps into the playful and entertaining origins of identity through a series of works involving the action hero, the stage actor, and what she calls “the cheesy plot.” Following her fall solo gallery show in Portugal (2017), the Academy Art Museum is offering her a first solo museum exhibition in the United States.

LECTURES

Elizabeth Casqueiro, Do Something Batman, 2017 Acrylic and oil on canvas, Collection of the Artist.

Kittredge-Wilson Lecture Series
These lectures feature an exciting array of speakers who impart a diversity of perspectives on subjects such as art, architecture, history and literature.
Cost: $24 Members, Non-members $29. Pre-registration is suggested. Register online at academyartmuseum.org.

Painting for Princes: Dutch Art by Jan Baptist Weenix and Jan Weenix and book signing
Anke Van Wagenberg Senior Curator, Academy Art Museum
Friday, May 18, 2018, 6 p.m.
Anke Van Wagenberg will discuss paintings of Jan Baptist Weenix and his son Jan Weenix. These important Dutch masters and contemporaries of Rembrandt painted Italianate landscapes, portraits and still lifes. She recently finished the monographs on the father-and-son team with c. 500 entries. She is currently working on the Weenix drawings.

ARTS EXPRESS TRIPS

Anke Van Wagenberg Senior Curator, Academy Art Museum

Longwood Gardens
Tuesday, May 8
Cost: $75 Members $90 Non-members (includes admission)
One of the world’s great gardens, Longwood’s story is one of legacy, innovation, and stewardship.
Longwood Gardens are a living expression of all that the founder, Pierre S. du Pont, found inspiring, meaningful, and beautiful. From the intricate fountain systems to the meticulous gardens to the architectural grandeur, awe-inspiring discoveries await at every turn.

ADULT CLASSES

Exploration into Intaglio Printmaking with Rosemary Cooley
Instructor: Rosemary Cooley
3-Day Workshop – May 4, 5 & 6, 2018, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Cost: $185 Members, $220 Non-members (An additional $35 materials fee paid to the instructor and includes archival paper, plates, use of studio tools and inks as well as one archival mat.)
Students will learn how to prepare film positives of their artwork, which may then be later exposed onto light sensitive photo emulsion coated steel plates, known as Solarplates. Suitable artwork includes ink wash drawings, charcoal, pen and ink drawings, photographs, and other non-copyrighted images. Everyone is welcome to see the possibilities of this interesting process. Students will examine various film positives, which they may make themselves at a copy shop onto acetate sheets, and then will bring them to class to develop the images and print them on the etching presses in the new Printmaking Studio at AAM. This workshop is for the serious printmaker, and the results will be very exciting.

Longwood Gardens

Summer Mosaic Workshops for Adults and Teens
Instructor: Sheryl Southwick
2-Day Workshops: All are on Wednesdays and Thursdays
May 23 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. and May 24 from 10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
June 13 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. and June 14 from 10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
July 11 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. and July 12 from 10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Cost: $75 Members per each 2-day workshop), $90 Non- members (plus $5 materials fee paid to instructor)
Students will learn the basics of mosaics: breaking and cutting glass and pottery, applying shards to a wooden surface with adhesives, applying grout. At the end of each workshop, the students will have a beautiful mosaic piece to take home. Goggles and gloves will be used to protect eyes and hands. Materials needed: All essential materials and tools will be provided. Students may bring in broken or chipped china or pottery and any special objects, like old jewelry. Bring a lunch.
Minimum for class is 6 and maximum is 10.

Sheryl Southwick

Paint Along with Diane and Sheryl
Mentors: Diane DuBois Mullaly and Sheryl Southwick
3 days: May 29-31
Tuesday – Thursday, 9 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Cost $95 Members, $114 Non-members
Diane and Sheryl invite all painters in any medium to paint along with them during this unique mentored outdoor painting experience. Each day the group meets at a different fabulous private property, where everyone picks a spot and starts painting. Diane and Sheryl will make rounds to each painter’s easel throughout the morning to make suggestions and give advice. They will also be painting. At about noon, the group will have lunch together, while Sheryl and Diane lead a constructive group critique of the paintings from that day. In the event of heavy rain, the group will paint indoors. Painters will find inspiration, grow their skills, and enjoy great group camaraderie – a special experience not to be missed! Bring a bag lunch except the last day, lunch is on us! www.dianeduboismullaly.com, www.sherylsouthwick.com. Minimum 10, Maximum 25.

CHILDRENS’ 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.

PERFORMING ARTS CLASSES

Piano & Guitar Lessons
Instructor: Raymond Remesch
Contact Instructor for further information at (410) 829-0335 or rayremesch@gmail.com
Whether your goal is to audition for a conservatory, lead your family in song during the holidays, or learn to play the music you love, a personalized music education is one of the most rewarding and enduring investments people can make for themselves or their child.

Voice Lessons
Instructor: Georgiann Gibson
Contact instructor for information at (410) 829-2525 or georgiann@atlanticbb.net.
Whether you are interested in singing with a choir, becoming a soloist, getting a lead in the high school musical or community theatre production, joining a barbershop quartet, or preparing your audition for a conservatory, good singing requires a skill set that is developed over time.

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 60th Anniversary Events

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Denyce Graves

The Academy Art Museum in Easton, MD is celebrating its 60th anniversary year with a series of exciting events, including an Anniversary Exhibition, an Anniversary Gala featuring Denyce Graves, a Public Birthday Party and Public Art Event, and its Annual Craft Show and Members’ Exhibition. The Museum invites all audiences to celebrate its 60th anniversary, honoring the past and celebrating the future.

Known originally as The Academy of the Arts, the Museum was founded in 1958 by a group of Talbot County residents who included among others first president A. Brittain “Britt” Banghart, a painter who studied with N. C. Wyeth, and Lee Lawrie, a German émigré most famous for his 1937 Art Deco “Atlas” sculpture at Rockefeller Center in New York City. According to Ben Simons, Director of the Academy Art Museum, “In its six decades, the Museum has undergone two major building expansions, was reborn in 1999 as the “Academy Art Museum,” and in 2003 achieved accreditation by the American Alliance (then Association) of Museums. Since that important moment, the Museum has mounted shows from its growing Permanent Collection, hosted loan exhibitions from the National Gallery of Art, the Walters Art Museum, the Baltimore Museum of Art, the Art Gallery of Ontario and many other sister institutions. It has also presented annual Members and Student Exhibitions and community-partner shows.”

On April 21, 2018, the Museum will showcase a representative range of treasures and selections of its holdings in other media, including painting, photography and sculpture in a new exhibition, “AAM @ 60: The Diamond Exhibition – Part I.” A Members’ Reception will be held on Friday, April 20 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. The exhibition, which will be on display through July 8, 2018, will represent the creative genius of artists from Europe and the United States, spanning from the seventeenth century to the present and will be accompanied by a special anniversary catalogue. “AAM @ 60: The Diamond Exhibition – Part II” will be held from July 28 through October 14, 2018.

The Museum’s 60th Anniversary Gala on June 2, 2018, will feature acclaimed Mezzo Soprano Denyce Graves, recognized worldwide as one of today’s most exciting vocal stars. Graves continues to gather unparalleled popular and critical acclaim in performances on four continents. USA Today identifies her as “an operatic superstar of the 21st century.” Graves will be accompanied by Laura Ward a pianist and Artistic Director of Lyric Fest, a unique vocal recital series in Philadelphia. Cocktails and dinner will be held at the Museum following Graves’ performance at the Avalon Theatre.

The Museum’s 60th Anniversary will continue with a 60th Birthday Party, featuring a participatory public art installation in the courtyard, to be held on September 15, 2018; followed by the Academy Art Museum Craft Show, “Dazzled!” to be held on October 19 through 21, 2018; and its Members Exhibition, with the suggested theme of “60” and held for the first time during the holiday season.

Cathy McCoy, Chairman of the Museum’s Board of Trustees, comments, “There is so much to celebrate in this six-decade journey. The Museum’s arts educational programming for children and adults, a centerpiece from the start, continues to flourish, with over 4,300 students and 50,000 visitors of all ages enjoying our rich, community-based offerings annually.”

For further information about the Museum’s 60th Anniversary events, call Damika Baker, Director of Development, at 410-822-2787.

Academy Art Museum Announces April Events

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Mid-Shore Student Art Exhibition

The Academy Art Museum’s exhibitions are generously supported by the Maryland State Arts Council, the Talbot County Arts Council and the Star-Democrat.

Mid-Shore Student Art Exhibition
March 10 – April 4
Openings:
March 12, 4:30 – 6 p.m. – Grades K – 3
March 13, 4:30 – 6 p.m. – Grades 4 – 8
March 14, 5:30 – 7 p.m. – Grades 9 -12

The Museum is pleased to present its annual Mid-Shore Student Art Exhibition. This exhibition highlights the artistic talents of K-12 students from Talbot, Caroline, Dorchester, Queen Anne and Kent counties. As in past years, visitors can expect a variety of media, including painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, and printmaking. The Mid-Shore Student Art Exhibition has been a Museum tradition for over 25 years and is the largest and most prestigious student art exhibition on the Eastern Shore.

New Photography: National Juried Exhibition
April 14 – July 15, 2018
Photographic artists of all walks are invited to submit their latest works to a new national juried show at the Academy Art Museum in Easton, MD. The exhibition aims to highlight the current state of photography across a broad spectrum. Artists may submit all types of photographic works including digital, analog, alternative processes, etc.

Matt Moore, Desert Shores, CA, 2016, Collection of the Artist.

Elizabeth Casqueiro: Entrances and Exits
April 14 –July 15, 2018
Elizabeth Casqueiro is a visual artist who was born in England and grew up in Portugal, studying art at St. Martin’s College of Art in London, the Corcoran School of Art, and the Washington Studio School. Her work is an exploration of masked identity and taps into the playful and entertaining origins of identity through a series of works involving the action hero, the stage actor, and what she calls “the cheesy plot.” Following her fall solo gallery show in Portugal (2017), the Academy Art Museum is offering her a first solo museum exhibition in the United States.

AAM @ 60: The Diamond Exhibition
Part I April 21–July 8, 2018, Members’ Reception: Friday, April 20, 5:30-7:00 p.m.
Part II July 28–October 14, 2018, Members’ Reception: Friday, July 27, 5:30-7:00 p.m.
Docent tours: Wednesdays at 11 a.m., meet at Front Desk

In 1958, the Academy Art Museum opened its doors to the public as the Academy of the Arts. In 2018 the Museum invites all audiences to celebrate its 60th anniversary, honoring the past and celebrating the future. Program highlights include a special two-part Diamond Exhibition, representing the creative genius of artists from Europe and the United States, spanning from the seventeenth century to the present. The AAM @ 60: The Diamond Exhibition will showcase a representative range of treasures works including prints from the Museum’s Permanent Collection, from Rembrandt and Goya to Whistler and Picasso, and selections of its holdings in other media, including painting, photography and sculpture. AAM @ 60: The Diamond Exhibition will be accompanied by a special anniversary catalogue.

Elizabeth Casqueiro, Do Something Batman, 2017 Acrylic and oil on canvas.

LECTURES

Kittredge-Wilson Lecture Series
These lectures feature an exciting array of speakers who impart a diversity of perspectives on subjects such as art, architecture, history and literature.
Cost: $24 Members, Non-members $29. Pre-registration is suggested. Register online at academyartmuseum.org.

American Fine Art Photographer Overview
Tina Barney, Highly-Acclaimed Fine Art Photographer
Friday, April 27, 2018, 6 p.m.
Tina Barney is an American photographer best known for her large-scale color portraits of her family and close friends. Her work is in the collections of the George Eastman House International Museum of Photography and Film in Rochester, New York; the Museum of Modern Art in New York City; and the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston.

CONCERT

The Verona Quartet featuring pianist Daria Rabotkina
Friday, April 6, 2018, Cocktails: 5:30 p.m. & Concert: 6 p.m.
Cost: $55 Members, $66 Non-members
The Verona Quartet is currently the quartet-in-residence at the New England Conservatory of Music’s Professional String Quartet Training Program. The group has garnered worldwide recognition by winning top prizes at international competitions across four continents, including the Chesapeake Chamber Music Competition.

Miró, Joan (1893 – 1983), Oiseau Zéphyr, Color lithograph, 1960.

SPECIAL EVENTS

Open MIC
April 9, 7 – 9 p.m. – Theme: When It Rains It Pours
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. All ages and styles of performance are welcome! Contributors are invited to relate to a monthly topical theme which may be interpreted as directly or abstractly as desired! Visual artists are welcome to display 1 to 3 pieces of their work during the event. Beer and wine on sale to those 21 and over. Contact Ray Remesch at RayRemesch@gmail.com for additional information.

ADULT CLASSES

Printmaking Exploration Evenings
Instructor: Sheryl Southwick
Four evenings: April 3, 10, 17 and May 1
Tuesdays: 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Cost: $88 Members, $105 Non-members, plus $30 materials fee for papers and inks

Tina Barney

Birds, Boats and the Bay
Instructor: Matthew Hillier
6 weeks: April 7 – May 12
Saturdays, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Cost: $210 Members, $252 Non-members

Beautiful Blooms: Painting the Garden in Pastel and Oil
Instructor: Katie Cassidy
3 weeks, April 24, May 1, 8
Tuesdays, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Cost: $175 Members, $210 Non-members

Cocktails and Canvas: Giorgio Morandi Still Life
Instructor: Constance Del Nero
April 25, 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Cost: $45 Members, and $54 Non-members

Saturdays en Plein Air!
Mentor: Diane DuBois Mullaly
Monthly: the last Saturday of each month, April – October, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
FREE to Members of the Academy

Verona Quartet and Daria Rabotkina

Photographing Art
Instructor: Sean McCormick
Saturday: April 7, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Cost: $115 Members, $138 Non-members

The Importance of Being Framed (Properly)
Instructor: Sheryl Southwick
One Day Workshop, April 24, 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Cost: $35 Members, $42 Non-members

Movies, Music and Smart TV: Entertainment for the Whole Family
Instructor: Scott Kane
2 Days, Wednesdays, April 4 and April 11
Wednesdays, 6 – 8 p.m.
Cost per class: $50 Members, $60 Non-members

iPhone Class
Instructor: Scott Kane
2 Days, Wednesdays April 18 and 25
Wednesdays: 6 – 8 p.m.
Cost per class: $50 Members, $80 Non-Members

Katie Cassidy

Fine Art Inkjet Printing
Instructor: Todd Forsgren
Saturday: April 21, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Cost: $100 Members, $120 Non-members (plus $25 materials fee)

Intermediate/Advanced Pottery
Instructor: Paul Aspell
One 6-week session: April 30 – June 4
Mondays, 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Cost: $205 Members, $246 Non-members

Intermediate and Advanced Potter’s Wheel
Instructor: Paul Aspell
One 6-week session: April 30 – June 4
Mondays, 1 – 3 p.m.
Cost: $205 Members, $246 Non-members

Family Programs

Todd Forsgren

Earth Day Arts Extravaganza
April 21, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
FREE
Save the planet and get creative! Before you throw out that old can, bottle cap, magazine etc… think about what you might do with it to keep it in use. Better yet, come to the Academy Art Museum’s eARTh Arts Day Extravaganza and make some great projects to take back home.

Performing Arts Classes

Piano & Guitar Lessons
Instructor: Raymond Remesch
Contact Instructor for further information at (410) 829-0335 or rayremesch@gmail.com
Whether your goal is to audition for a conservatory, lead your family in song during the holidays, or learn to play the music you love, a personalized music education is one of the most rewarding and enduring investments people can make for themselves or their child.

Voice Lessons
Instructor: Georgiann Gibson
Contact instructor for information at (410) 829-2525 or georgiann@atlanticbb.net.
Whether you are interested in singing with a choir, becoming a soloist, getting a lead in the high school musical or community theatre production, joining a barbershop quartet, or preparing your audition for a conservatory, good singing requires a skill set that is developed over time.

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.

AAM Showcases Over 800 Works of Art from Mid-Shore Students

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The Academy Art Museum in Easton, MD, recently hosted openings for its annual Mid-Shore Student Art Exhibition, to be on display through April 4. This exhibition highlights the artistic talents of K-12 students from Talbot, Caroline, Dorchester, Queen Anne and Kent counties. As in past years, visitors can expect a variety of media, including painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, and printmaking. The Mid-Shore Student Art Exhibition has been a Museum tradition for over 25 years and is the largest and most prestigious student art exhibition on the Eastern Shore.

Photo: Pictured front row, left to right, are Cathy McCoy, President, Academy Art Museum Board of Trustees; Gabby Lambeth, Easton High School; and Constance Del Nero, Director of ArtReach and Community Programs at the Academy Art Museum. Pictured middle row, left to right, are Natalie Jones, Queen Anne’s County High School; Emly Vanderlinden, Queen Anne’s County High School; Paige Friedman, Easton High School; and Alison Ortel, St. Michaels High School. Pictured back row, left to right, are Jessika Diggs, Queen Anne’s County High School; Emma Kelly, Sts. Peter and Paul High School; Elizabeth Scharch, St. Michaels High School; and Melissa Gill, Queen Anne’s County High School.

This year’s 2018 Student Art Exhibition Winners from area high schools were First place: Jessika Diggs, Queen Anne’s County High School (Assemblage Paper/Gold Wire), Elizabeth Scharch, St. Michaels High School (Graphite Lion), and Natalie Jones, Queen Anne’s County High School (Mask); Second place: Joey Odenwald, Easton High School (Asian Winter Scene), Emma Kelly, Sts. Peter and Paul High School (Oil Portrait of a Woman), and Melissa Gill, Queen Anne’s County High School (Altered Book); Third place: Anna Maloney, Home School (Pastel Bat), Gabby Lambeth, Easton High School (Oil on Paper Portrait), Jordan Lecompte, Cambridge-South Dorchester High School (Indian Elephant Collage), Sheryl Collins, Cambridge-South Dorchester High School (Leaf to Fish Metamorphosis), and Morgan Reeley, Easton High School (Bones of the Hand); Honorable Mentions: Jessica Hagan, Queen Anne’s County High School (Bird with Skull Head), Hannah Kerr, St. Michaels High School (Two Fish), Kelly Van Dyke, Queen Anne’s County High School (Triptych), Paige Friedman, Easton High School (Asian Landscape with Bird), Alison Ortel, St. Michaels High School (Batik Elephant), Emly Vanderlinden, Queen Anne’s County High School (Wire Hand), DaShawn James, Queen Anne’s County High School (Graphite Portrait), and Caroline Lenkiewicz, St. Michaels High School (Batik Flowers).

The Academy Art Museum Hanging Team included Julia Alley, Glenda Dawson, Doug Fahrman, Elaine Gallagher, Carol Minarick, Boots Robinson, and Theresa Schram. Ben Franklin Crafts and Frame Shop supplied the awards for the exhibition.

Academy Art Museum Announces March Events

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Mid-Shore Student Art Exhibition

EXHIBITIONS

The Museum’s exhibitions are generously supported by the Maryland State Arts Council, the Talbot County Arts Council and the Star Democrat.

The Dorothy and Herbert Vogel Collection: Fifty Works for Fifty States
Through April 1, 2018
This exhibition features a combination of works that are part of the Museum’s larger Vogel Collection. The Vogel Collection has been characterized as unique among collections of contemporary art, both for the character and breadth of the objects and for the individuals who created it. In addition, the Museum will feature small works on paper by Richard Tuttle, whose delicate watercolors are both minimalistic and evocative.

Mid-Shore Student Art Exhibition
March 10 – April 4
Openings:
March 12, 4:30 – 6 p.m. – Grades K – 3
March 13, 4:30 – 6 p.m. – Grades 4 – 8
March 14, 5:30 – 7 p.m. – Grades 9 -12
The Museum is pleased to present its annual Mid-Shore Student Art Exhibition. This exhibition highlights the artistic talents of K-12 students from Talbot, Caroline, Dorchester, Queen Anne and Kent counties. As in past years, visitors can expect a variety of media, including painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, and printmaking. The Mid-Shore Student Art Exhibition has been a Museum tradition for over 25 years and is the largest and most prestigious student art exhibition on the Eastern Shore.

MUSIC LECTURES

Art Meets Music: An Exploration of The Deep Synergy Between Visual Artists and Composers
Presented by Dr. Rachel Franklin
Thursday, March 1 – The Sound of Painting
Thursday, March 8 – Symbols and Allegories, Home and Hearth: The Music of Our Lives
Time: 11 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Cost: Individual Tickets: $36 Members, $43 Non-members
Join pianist Dr. Rachel Franklin for a new and fascinating exploration into the intimate relationship between the visible and invisible arts, and how music can literally bind the arts together.

Marc Chagall Carmen, 1967 Lithograph.

ARTS EXPRESS BUS TRIPS

Walters Art Museum
Fabergé and the Russian Crafts Tradition: An Empire’s Legacy
Wednesday, March 21
Cost: $60 Members $72 Non-members (includes guided tour)
This exhibition explores the Russian crafts tradition that culminated in the creativity of the workshop of Carl Fabergé. Over 70 stunning objects will be on display—including Imperial Easter Eggs purchased by the museum’s founder, Henry Walters.

SPECIAL EVENTS

Open MIC
March 12, 7 – 9 p.m. – Theme: Get Lucky
April 9, 7 – 9 p.m. – Theme: When it Rains, it Pours
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. All ages and styles of performance are welcome! Contributors are invited to relate to a monthly, topical theme which may be interpreted as directly or abstractly as desired! Visual artists are welcome to display 1 to 3 pieces of their work during the event. Beer and wine on sale to those 21 and over. Contact Ray Remesch at RayRemesch@gmail.com for additional information.

ADULT CLASSES

Collage Workshop: Scrap Happy Day
Instructor: Sheryl Southwick
One Day Workshops: March 27, 9:30 a.m.–12 noon
Cost: $45 Members, $54 Non-members (plus $8 materials fee paid to the instructor at first class)

Exploration into Intaglio Printmaking with Rosemary Cooley
March 2, 3 and 4, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Cost; $185 Members; $220 Non-members (plus $35 materials fee paid to the instructor and includes archival paper, plates, use of studio tools and inks as well as one archival mat)

Peter Carl Fabergé; Henrik Emanuel Wigström, workmaster. Rose Trellis Egg (detail), 1907. Bequest of Henry Walters, 1931 44.501.

Printmaking Exploration Evenings with Sheryl Southwick
Instructor: Sheryl Southwick
March 6, 13, 20, 27 or April 3, 10, 17 and May 1
Tuesdays: 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Cost: $88 Members; $105 Non-members (plus $30 materials fee for papers and inks)

Portrait Drawing from Life
Instructor: Bradford Ross
6 weeks: March 8 – April 12
Thursdays, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Cost: $175 Members, $210 Non-members

Pastel Painting: Fundamentals and Personal Study
Instructor: Katie Cassidy
6 weeks: March 14 -April 18
Wednesdays: 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Cost per session: $200 Member, $240 Non-members

The Impressionist Landscape – In-Depth, One Element Each Week
Instructor: Diane DuBois Mullaly
March 10, 17, 24, (no class Easter weekend), April 7, 14, 21
Saturdays 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Cost: $195 Members, $234 Non-members

Intermediate/Advanced Pottery
Instructor: Paul Aspell
March 5 – April 9
Mondays, 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Cost: $195 Members, $234 Non-members

Sheryl Southwick

Intermediate and Advanced Potter’s Wheel
Instructor: Paul Aspell
6-week session: March 5 – April 9, 2018
Mondays, 1 – 3 p.m.
Cost: $195 Members, $234 Non-members

Intermediate /Advanced Hand Building
Instructor: Paul Aspell
6-week sessions March 7 – April 11
Wednesdays, 1 – 3 p.m.
Cost: $195 Members, $234 Non-members

Beginning/Intermediate/Advanced Pottery
Instructor: Paul Aspell
6 weeks: March 7 – April 11, 2018
Wednesdays, 6 – 8 p.m.
Cost: $195 Members, $234 Non-members

iPhone Fun!
Instructor: Scott Kane
Class 1: 2 Days: Wednesdays, March 7 and 14
Time: 6 – 8 p.m.
Cost per class: $50 Members, $60 Non-members

Art on Tablets and the iPad
Instructor: Scott Kane
2 Days: Wednesdays, March 21 and 28
Wednesdays: 6 – 8 p.m.
Cost per class: $50 Members, $60 Non-members

Children’s Programs

After-School Art Clubs for students in grades 1 through 4
Instructor: Susan Horsey
Spring Session March 2–April 22 (No class on March 30)
3:45–5:00 p.m.
Cost: $120 Members, $130 Non-members
The Art Club offers fun and engaging projects for children of all skill levels. Exploration of individual ideas and creativity is encouraged. The instructor will focus on a variety of media, including painting, printmaking, 3-D wire construction, collage, pastels, and graphite, while also teaching stylistic secrets of famous artists. Each club meeting will include a planned activity and/or a free choice project, with creative guidance available every step of the way.

Performing Arts Classes

Piano & Guitar Lessons
Instructor: Raymond Remesch
Contact Instructor for further information at (410) 829-0335 or rayremesch@gmail.com
Whether your goal is to audition for a conservatory, lead your family in song during the holidays, or learn to play the music you love, a personalized music education is one of the most rewarding and enduring investments a person can make for themselves or their child.

Voice Lessons
Instructor: Georgiann Gibson
Contact instructor for Information at (410) 829-2525 or georgiann@atlanticbb.net.
Whether you are interested in singing with a choir, becoming a soloist, getting a lead in the high school musical or community theatre production, joining a barbershop quartet, or preparing your audition for a conservatory, good singing requires a skill set that is developed over time.

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 January Events

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Francisco de Goya, Fran[cis].co Goya y Lucientes, Pintor, Plate I from “Los Caprichos”

EXHIBITIONS

Exhibitions are generously supported by the Maryland State Arts Council, the Talbot County Arts Council and the Star Democrat.

The Caprichos: Goya and Lombardo
Through February 25, 2018
The Caprichos by Emily Lombardo is a series of etchings which are in direct conversation and homage to Francisco Goya’s Los Caprichos, 1799. Both explore and present a satirical critique of contemporary culture and the forces that influence society along economic, racial, political, religious, and gender lines. The exhibition is supported by the Childs Gallery, Boston.

The Soothsayers: 3D Works on Paper by Emily Lombardo
Through March 11, 2018
A Soothsayer is a person who predicts the future by magical, intuitive, or more rational means; someone who says “sooth,” meaning “truth” or “reality,” a term dating back to the 14th century. The Soothsayers is an installation of sculptural prints, which represent excavated hearts from Magic 8 Ball toys that are positioned as divine relics of cultural nostalgia. The Magic 8 Ball was created in 1950, invented by Albert C. Carter, inspired by a spirit writing device used by his mother, a clairvoyant. The post-World War II boom in industry propelled this toy into thousands of homes across America.

Beth van Hoesen: Prints: Selections from the Permanent Collection
Through February 4, 2018
Selections Gallery
Beth Van Hoesen (1926–2010) was an American artist who was born in Boise, ID. She earned a BA from Stanford University in 1948. After graduation, she continued her studies at the École des Beaux Arts de Fontainebleau, the Académie Julian, and at the Académie de la Grande Chaumière. Throughout her career, Beth Van Hoesen distinguished herself as a draftsman and printmaker.

Emily Lombardo, The Soothsayers, 2017, Paper and Pigment, Collection of the Artist.

NEW PHOTOGRAPHY: NATIONAL JURIED EXHIBITION
April 14 – July 15, 2018
December 1, 2017 submissions open on Café.org, linked under Exhibitions at academyartmuseum.org. March 8, 2018 is the submission deadline.
Photographic artists of all walks are invited to submit their latest works to a new national juried show at the Academy Art Museum in Easton, MD. The exhibition aims to highlight the current state of photography across a broad spectrum. Artists may submit all types of photographic works including digital, analog, alternative processes, etc.

SPECIAL EVENTS

Open MIC
Second Monday Each Month
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

Drawing

Beth van Hoesen, San Francisco Dahlias, Lithograph, screenprint; printer’s inks on paper.

Basic Drawing: Gaining New Confidence in Value and Composition
Instructor: Katie Cassidy
6 weeks, January 16 – February 20
Tuesdays: 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Cost: $185 Members, $222 Non-members

Intermediate Drawing: Interiors and Still Life
New Instructor: Daniel Riesmeyer
5 weeks: January 17 – February 14
Wednesdays: 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Cost: $175 Members, $210 Non-members

Foundations of Portrait Drawing
Instructor: Bradford Ross
6 weeks: January 18 – February 22
Thursdays: 10 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Cost: $170 Members, $204 Non-members

Pastel

Matt Moore, Desert Shores, CA, 2016, Collection of the Artist.

Introduction to Pastel Workshop
Instructor: Katie Cassidy
One Day Workshop: January 17
Wednesdays: 9:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Cost: $60 Members, $72 Non-members, plus small materials fee

Pastel Painting: Fundamentals and Personal Study
Instructor: Katie Cassidy
2 sessions of 6 weeks: January 24 – February 28 AND March 14 -April 18
Wednesdays: 10 a.m.– 1 p.m.
Cost per session: $200 Member, $240 Non-members

Painting

5th Annual WINTER CHALLENGE – A Painting a Day for 30 Days!
Instructor: Diane DuBois Mullaly
5 weeks: January 13, 20, 27, February 3, 10.
Saturdays: 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Cost: $185 Members, $222 Non-members

Sheryl Southwick

Let’s Get Started in Painting
Instructor: Sheryl Southwick
6 weeks: January 23, 30, February 6, 13, 20, 27
Tuesdays: 1:30 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Cost: $150 Members, $180 Non-members

Marine Painting Techniques
Instructor: Matthew Hillier
4 weeks: January 20 – February 10
Saturdays: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Cost: $210 Members, $252 Non-members

Collage

Collage Workshop: Scrap Happy Day
Instructor: Sheryl Southwick
One Day Workshops: January 23, February 27, and March 27
Tuesdays: 9:30 a.m. – 12 noon
Cost per workshop: $45, Members, $54 Non-members, plus materials fee: $8.00 paid to the instructor

Etching

Matthew Hillier

Introduction to Copperplate Etching
Instructor: Emily Lombardo
3 Weeks: January 5, 6, 12, 13, 19 and 20
Fridays and Saturdays: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Cost: $500 Members, $600 Non-members
Materials Fee: $60 per person

Pottery

Intermediate/Advanced Pottery
Instructor: Paul Aspell
Two 6-week sessions: January 8 – February 12 and March 5 – April 9
Mondays: 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Cost: $195 Members, $234 Non-members

Intermediate and Advanced Potter’s Wheel
Instructor: Paul Aspell
Two 6-week sessions: January 8 – February 12 and March 5 – April 9, 2018
Mondays: 1 – 3 p.m.
Cost: $195 Members, $234 Non-members

Intermediate /Advanced Hand Building
Instructor: Paul Aspell
Two 6-week sessions: January 10 – February 14 and March 7 – April 11
Wednesdays: 1 – 3 p.m.
Cost: $195 Members, $234 Non-members

Mini Masters

Beginning and Intermediate Potter’s Wheel
Instructor: Paul Aspell
6 weeks: January 10 – February 14, 2018
Wednesdays: 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Cost: $195 Members, $234 Non-members

CHILDREN’S PROGRAMMING

Mini Masters Academy – ONGOING ENROLLMENT!
An Early Enrichment Program for Children ages 2–5 (Two-year olds, who must be two by September 1, 2017)
In Partnership with the Smithsonian Early Enrichment Center
Morning or Full-Day Program
Open House
Friday, January 19, 2018, 10 a.m. – 12 noon
Mini Masters is an art-based, early enrichment program for children 2 to 4 years old. Associated with the Smithsonian’s Early Enrichment Program, Mini Masters offers a program rich in the arts, as well as developmentally appropriate activities designed to foster the skills needed for the school years and beyond. Mini Masters believes in child-centered, exploratory learning, and all activities are based on leading research in early childhood learning and development. Our multi-age mix of children ensures that children learn from each other and develop compassion. Contact Janet Hendricks for program details at jhendricks@academyartmuseum or (410) 822-2787.

Winter After-School Art Club
Grades 1- 4
Instructor: Susan Horsey
Eight Fridays: January 5 – February 23
Time: 3:45 – 5 p.m.
Cost: $120 Members, $130 Non-Members

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

Academy Art Museum Receives Substantial Bequest from Judy and Erik Straub

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The Academy Art Museum recently received a substantial bequest from the estate Judith and Erik Straub. Judith “Judy” Stegman Straub passed away on Monday, December 19, 2016 at the age of 75 years old. Her husband Erik passed away on September 13, 2017. Ben Simons, Director of the Academy Art Museum, comments, “We are so grateful for the foresight and generosity of Judy and Erik Straub in making a bequest to the Academy Art Museum. As we celebrate our 60th Anniversary in 2018, we are standing on the shoulders of Judy and all the visionary leaders who laid the foundations for the Museum’s future.”

In 1979, Judy and her husband, Erik, moved from Monkton, MD to Easton to go into the marine construction business. Judy later worked with the Talbot Bank planning their 100th anniversary celebration. Upon Mr. Straub’s retirement, they moved to Florida in 2006, but kept their home in Talbot County. As a very active volunteer in Easton, Judy worked with United Fund for several years and with the Republican Party.

Judy joined the Academy Art Museum Board as Membership Chairman and later became Board Chair. According to former Museum board members, Judy implemented new bylaws for the Board and also was involved in the first building expansion of the Museum. According to Joan Cox of Easton, former Board Chair, Straub invited her to serve on the Executive Committee of the Board, in the 1980s, and strengthened the Museum’s Board by expanding its membership.

Cathy McCoy, current Board Chair of the Museum, adds, “I am inspired by the dedication of Judy Straub as former Board Chair. This bequest memorializes her outstanding service to the Academy as a Trustee and Board leader, and contributes mightily to our ability to continue the work about which she cared so deeply.”