Academy Art Museum Announces April Events

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Richard Diebenkorn, untitled, c. 1945

EXHIBITIONS

The following Academy Art Museum exhibitions are sponsored by the Talbot County Arts Council, the Maryland State Arts Council, and the Star Democrat.

Richard Diebenkorn: Beginnings, 1942–1955
April 26–July 14
Reception: Friday, April 26, 5:30-7:00 p.m.
Free Docent Tours: Wednesdays, 11 a.m.
The exhibition and its accompanying catalogue aim to present a comprehensive view of Diebenkorn’s evolution to maturity, focusing solely on the paintings and drawings that precede his 1955 shift to figuration at age 33. Included in the exhibition are 100 paintings and drawings primarily from the Richard Diebenkorn Foundation, many of which have not before been publicly exhibited. The exhibition is organized by the Richard Diebenkorn Foundation in conjunction with the Crocker Art Museum, and curated by Scott Shields, Associate Director and Chief Curator of the Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, CA. The Academy Art Museum is the only venue on the East Coast.

Related Events:
Lecture: Sunday, April 28. 2 p.m. – Scott Shields, Exhibition Curator & Catalog Author
Lecture: Saturday, June 1, 11 a.m. – Gretchen Diebenkorn Grant, My Father Richard Diebenkorn

Matthew Moore Stalin, Prague, Czech Republic, 2014 Pigment print.

Matthew Moore: Post-Socialist Landscapes
Through April 7
Free Docent Tours: Wednesdays, 11 a.m.
Matthew Moore is an Associate Professor of Photography and the Chair of the Visual Arts Department at Anne Arundel Community College in Arnold, MD. His current project was born as an investigation of the rural and urban landscapes of countries that were once occupied by the Soviet Union.

Recent Acquisitions: Photography @ AAM
Through April 7
Free Docent Tours: Wednesdays, 11 a.m.
Recent Acquisitions: Photography @ AAM presents recently acquired works of photography, including works by Ansel Adams, Berenice Abbott, Tom Baril, Ed Clark, William Eggleston, Lisette Model, Bruce Nauman.

LECTURES

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

Ansel Adams, (1902–1984) Cedar Tree and Maple Leaves, c. 1974

Richard Diebenkorn: Beginnings, 1942–1955
Scott Shields Associate Director and Chief Curator, Crocker Museum of Art
Lecture and Book Signing
Sunday, April 28, 2 p.m.
The catalogue focuses on Diebenkorn’s evolution to maturity. It features nearly 200 paintings and drawings, many from the archives of the Richard Diebenkorn Foundation, that precede his shift to figuration. Many of these pieces will be unfamiliar to the public, yet they offer a fuller picture of Diebenkorn’s precocious achievements and set the stage for what was yet to come.

My Father Richard Diebenkorn
Gretchen Diebenkorn Grant
June 1, 11 a.m.
Gretchen Diebenkorn, daughter of the artist, reminisces in a panel discussion with Dorsey Waxter, Partner at Van Doren Waxter, New York.

EVENTS

Open MIC
Second Wednesday Each Month
April 10 – It’s Alive!
7 to 9 p.m.
Contact Ray Remesch at RayRemesch@gmail.com for additional information.

Richard Diebenkorn in the US Marine Corps

ADULT CLASSES

Here is a sampling of the many classes, instructors, and mediums being featured. Please visit academyartmuseum.org to see a complete list of adult class offerings.

Watercolor: Trees, Trees, and More Glorious Trees!
Instructor: Steve Bleinberger
3 weeks: April 9, 16 and 23
Tuesdays 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

An Evening Critique
Mentors: Katie Cassidy, Sheryl Southwick and Diane DuBois Mullaly
Thursday, April 25, 5 – 7 p.m.
Cost: $10 per person payable at the door. Complimentary wine and snacks

CHILDREN’S CLASSES

eARTh Arts Day Extravaganza!
Instructor: Museum Staff
Saturday, April 13, 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. This year the Museum is teaming up with Horn Point Laboratory to bring you great new projects.

Steve Bleinberger

SUMMER CAMPS
Academy Art Museum Summer Camps (PreK –High School)
Camps are offered weekly, beginning the last week of June and continuing through the third week of August. Most camps are between two and three hours long.
Academy Art Museum camps are designed to appeal to every age range and arts interest from pre-school summer-themed offerings to tween and teen crafts, such as paper-making and plaster sculpture. The Museum’s signature Kaleidoscope Camp—a perennial favorite—consists of multi-media projects, while other camps focus on building basic art skills, such as drawing and painting. New 2019 camps offer high school students advanced drawing and digital media expertise.

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 March Exhibition Openings

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Byzantine gold cross with granulation and garnet 5th-7th century AD Inv. 13514

On March 1, the Academy Art Museum will open three new exhibitions with a public reception beginning at 5:30 p.m. “Dressed to Kill in Love and War: Splendor in the Ancient World” features Roman, Greek and Hellenistic jewelry, helmets, vessels and other nearly 2000-year old and more recent objects. The Museum has worked closely with Guest Curator Sarah E. Cox, PhD and the exhibition is made possible with loans from Fortuna Fine Arts, New York, member of the International Association for Ancient Asian and Tribal Art (IAATA) and sponsorship by the Dere Family. The Academy Art Museum is the exclusive venue for this exhibition. The exhibition will be on display through March 31.

“Matthew Moore: Post-Socialist Landscapes” will be on display through April 7. Matthew Moore is an Associate Professor of Photography and the Chair of the Visual Arts Department at Anne Arundel Community College in Arnold, MD. His current project was born as an investigation of the rural and urban landscapes of countries that were once occupied by the Soviet Union. Moore was an artist-in-residence at the Vilnius Academy of Arts’ Nida Art Colony in Lithuania in 2014. The photographic images tell the story of the various ways societies and local governments seek to control their history and influence the future through manipulation of the land and urban space.

“Recent Acquisitions: Photography @ AAM” will be on display through April 7. The exhibition presents recently acquired works of photography, including works by Ansel Adams, Berenice Abbott, Tom Baril, Ed Clark, William Eggleston, Lisette Model, Bruce Nauman. The works were acquired through gifts from generous donors, as well as the Museum’s Acquisitions Fund, which is supported by generous individual contributions and through Collection Society dues.

Free Docent Tours of the exhibitions are offered on Wednesdays, from 11 a.m. to 12 noon. The exhibitions are sponsored by the Talbot County Arts Council, the Maryland State Arts Council, and the Star Democrat. For further information, visit academyartmuseum.org or call 410-822-2787.

Academy Art Museum Announces March Events

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Byzantine gold cross with granulation and garnet

EXHIBITIONS

The following Academy Art Museum exhibitions are sponsored by the Talbot County Arts Council, the Maryland State Arts Council, and the Star Democrat.

Dressed to Kill in Love and War: Splendor in the Ancient World
Through March 31
Free Docent Tours: Wednesdays, 11 a.m., meet at Front Desk
This exhibition features Roman, Greek and Hellenistic jewelry, helmets, vessels and other nearly 2000-year old and more recent objects. The Museum has worked closely with Guest Curator Sarah E. Cox, PhD and the exhibition is made possible with loans from Fortuna Fine Arts, New York, member of the International Association for Ancient Asian and Tribal Art (IAATA) and sponsorship by the Dere Family. The Academy Art Museum is the exclusive venue for this exhibition.

Matthew Moore: Post-Socialist Landscapes
March 1–April 7
Reception: March 1, 5:30-7 p.m.
Free Docent Tours: Wednesdays 11 a.m.–12 noon
Matthew Moore is an Associate Professor of Photography and the Chair of the Visual Arts Department at Anne Arundel Community College in Arnold, MD. His current project was born as an investigation of the rural and urban landscapes of countries that were once occupied by the Soviet Union.

Matthew Moore Stalin, Prague, Czech Republic, 2014 Pigment print.

Recent Acquisitions: Photography @ AAM
March 1–April 7
Reception: March 1, 5:30-7 p.m.
Free Docent Tours: Wednesdays, 11 a.m.–12 noon
Recent Acquisitions: Photography @ AAM presents recently acquired works of photography, including works by Ansel Adams, Berenice Abbott, Tom Baril, Ed Clark, William Eggleston, Lisette Model, Bruce Nauman.

MUSIC LECTURES

Magnificent Movie Music! Classical Sounds of the Cinema
Presented by Dr. Rachel Franklin
Dates:
Thursday, March 7 – Mozart Goes to Hollywood
Thursday, March 14 – Beethoven the Myth
Thursday, March 21 – Classical Crossover
Thursday, March 28 – Oscars, Opera and Irony, Luke Skywalker and Bugs Bunny, Facebook and Farm Animals
Time: 11 a.m.–12:30 p.m. for each lecture
Cost: Series Tickets: (4 lectures) $84 Members, $100 Non-members
Individual Tickets: $24 Members, $29 Non-members
Dr. Rachel Franklin presents Magnificent Movie Music! In a new 4-part series “Classical Sounds of the Cinema” we explore this massive, yet barely-noticed component of movie scoring: the use of pre-composed classical music. Comedies, war films, romances, tragedies, you name it: all film genres have been enhanced with classical music.

Ansel Adams, (1902–1984) Cedar Tree and Maple Leaves

ARTS EXPRESS TRIPS

PHILADELPHIA FLOWER SHOW
Flower Power
Wednesday, March 6
Cost: $100 Members; $120 Non-members (includes admission)
The PHS Philadelphia Flower Show is the nation’s largest and longest running horticultural event and features stunning displays by the world’s premier floral and landscape designers. Flower Power will celebrate the contribution of flowers to our lives and will play host to the Florists’ Transworld Delivery World Cup, the world’s most prestigious floral design competition.

EVENTS

Open MIC
Second Wednesday Each Month
March 13 – Madness
7 to 9 p.m.
Contact Ray Remesch at RayRemesch@gmail.com for additional information.

Art and Antique Assessment Day
Friday, March 22, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
This event is free for the Museum’s Friend Level Membership holders and above. There is a $20 fee for Individual and Family Level membership holders and a $25 fee for non-members to participate in this event. A maximum of 4 items per registrant can be assessed. Each participant must sign up for a 30-minute session with an appraiser. Contact Tracey Mullery at tmullery@academyartmuseum.org or call (410) 822-2787 to register.

Rachel Franklin

ADULT CLASSES

The Next Step – Oil Painting for New or Returning Painters
Instructor: Diane DuBois Mullaly
4 weeks, March 2, 9, 16, 23
Saturdays, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Instructor: Diane DuBois Mullaly

Drawing: Perspective for the Artist
Instructor: Katie Cassidy
4 weeks: March 5–26 Tuesdays, 10 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Cost: $175 Members, $210 Non-members

Pastel: The World of Color Harmony
Instructor: Katie Cassidy
6 weeks: March 6 –April 10 Wednesdays, 10 a.m.–1 p.m.
Cost: $195 Members, $234 Non-members

Painting the Still Life in Oil
Instructor: Bradford Ross
6 weeks: March 6-April 10
Wednesdays: 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Bradford Ross

Portrait Drawing from Life
Instructor: Bradford Ross
6 weeks: March 7–April 11 Thursdays, 10 a.m.–1 p.m.
Cost: $175 Members, $235 Non-members

Collage and Mixed Media
Instructor: Sheryl Southwick
6 weeks: March 7-April 11
Thursdays, 1:30-3:30 p.m.

Introduction to Basic Drawing
Instructor: Katie Cassidy
4 weeks: March 23, 30, April 6 and 13 Saturdays, 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Cost: $150 Members, $180 Non-members

Creating a Photo Project
Instructor: Stephen Walker
4 weeks: March 9, 16, 23 and 30 Saturdays, 10 a.m.–12 noon
Cost: $150 Members, $180 Non-members

Puppets by Dawn Malosh

Mulberry Paper Collage
Instructor: Sheryl Southwick
A series of 1-day classes: March 26, 28 April 23 & 25, 9:30 a.m.–12 noon
Cost per 1-day session: $25 Members, $30 Non-members (Plus $6 material fee payable to instructor)

CHILDREN’S CLASSES

Puppet-Making Intensive: One Day Workshop
Ages 9–14
Instructor: Dawn Malosh
Saturday, March 16, 1–5 p.m.
Cost: $80 Members; $90 Non-Members
Learn how to develop your own character and make a hand puppet in this puppet-making intensive. Dawn is a puppet maker who worked backstage in puppet and marionette theaters in Tucson for a number of years and studied under master puppet- and marionette-makers in the field. She will share her hand-made puppets and basic puppet-making skills in this one-day intensive workshop. Each student will leave with their own unique hand-made puppet character.

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 Opens 2019 Mid-Shore Student Art Exhibitions

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The Academy Art Museum opens its 2019 Mid-Shore Student Art Exhibitions on February 1. The annual Mid-Shore Student Art Exhibitions highlight the artistic talents of students in grades kindergarten through 12 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 Exhibitions have been a Museum tradition for over 25 years and are the largest and most prestigious student art exhibitions on the Eastern Shore.

Opening receptions will be held for grades kindergarten through three on Monday, February 4, from 4:30 to 6 p.m.; for grades four through eight on Tuesday, February 5, from 4:30 – 6 p.m.; and for grades nine through 12 on Wednesday, February 6, from 5:30 to 7 p.m., with awards being presented at 6 p.m.

For further information, contact Constance Del Nero for additional information, contact Constance Del Nero at cdelnero@academyartmuseum.org.

Academy Art Museum Announces January 2019 Events

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Sheryl Southwick, Happy Birthday, collage, 2018

EXHIBITIONS

The following Academy Art Museum exhibitions are sponsored by the Talbot County Arts Council and the Maryland State Arts Council.

The Annual Members’ Exhibition: The Museum @ 60
Through January 13, 2019
Free Docent Tours: Wednesdays, 11 a.m.-12 noon, meet at Front Desk
In honor of the Museum’s 60th Anniversary, the Museum has suggested the theme of “60” for its 2018 Members’ Exhibition inviting its members to get creative, imaginative and experimental with the theme with works in any medium.

SPECIAL EVENTS

Open MIC
Second Monday Each Month
January 14 – Resolutions/Revolutions
7 to 9 p.m.

Bradford Ross

ADULT CLASSES

A Fundamentals of Drawing: Shape, Value and Composition
Instructor: Katie Cassidy
6 weeks: January 15–February 19
Tuesdays, 10 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Cost: $185 Members, $222 Non-members

Foundations of Portrait Drawing
Instructor: Bradford Ross
6 weeks: January 17–February 21
Thursdays, 10 a.m.–1 p.m.
Cost: $175 Members, $235 Non-members

Drawing the Human Figure (Session 1)
Instructor: Bradford Ross
6 weeks: January 16-February 20
Wednesdays: 10 a.m.-1p.m.
Cost: $175 Members, $235 Non-members
(Plus a non-refundable model fee [TBD] paid to the instructor at the first class)

Diane DuBois Mullaly

6th Annual WINTER CHALLENGE – A Painting a Day for 30 Days!
Instructor: Diane DuBois Mullaly
5 weeks: January 19, 26, February 2, 9, 16. Saturdays 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Cost: $175 Members, $210 Non-members

Realism to Abstraction
Instructor: Sheryl Southwick
6 weeks: January 15-February 19
Tuesdays, 1 -3:30 p.m.
Cost: $195 Members, $234 Non-members

Pastel: Capturing the Illusion of Light
Instructor: Katie Cassidy
6 weeks: January 16–February 20
Wednesdays, 10 a.m.–1 p.m.
Cost: $195 Members, $234 Non-members

Intermediate and Advanced Potter’s Wheel
Instructor: Paul Aspell
Two 6-week sessions: January 14 – February 18 and March 11–April 15
Mondays, 1–3 p.m.
Cost: $205 Members, $245 Non-members

Sheryl Southwick

Beginning and Intermediate Potter’s Wheel
Instructor: Paul Aspell
Two 6-week sessions: January 16–February 20 and March 13–April 17
Wednesdays, 9:30–11:30 a.m.
Cost: $205 Members, $245 Non-members

Intermediate /Advanced Hand Building
Instructor: Paul Aspell
Two 6-week sessions: January 16–February 20 and March 13–April 17
Wednesdays, 1–3 p.m.
Cost: $205 Members, $245 Non-members

Beginning / Intermediate / Advanced Pottery
Instructor: Steven Walker
Two 6-week sessions: January 16–February 20 and March 13–April 17
Wednesdays, 6–8 p.m.
Cost: $205 Members, $245 Non-members

Sahm Doherty-Sefton

Photography: Tame Your Camera and Beyond Digital
Instructor: Sahm Doherty-Sefton
Two workshops; sign up for one or both
Part 1: Fundamentals of Photography 3 Weeks: January 16, 23, 30
Wednesdays, 6–8 p.m.
Cost: $100 Members, $120 Non-members

CHILDREN’S CLASSES

After-School Art Club
Grades 1 through 4
Instructor: Susan Horsey
Eight Fridays: January 4–February 22 and March 1–April 26 (No class on April 19) 3:30–4:30 p.m.
Cost: $120 Members, $130 Non-Members

Design and Print Your Own T-Shirt!
Instructor: Chris Pittman
For students in grades 6–12
Mondays & Wednesdays: January 28, 30, February 4, 6, 11, 13, 4:30–5:30 p.m.
Cost: $105 Members, $115 Non-member

Chris Pittman

Winter/Spring Homeschool Classes
Instructors: Constance Del Nero for ages 6 to 9 years and Susan Horsey for ages 10+
Early Winter Session: January 4 – February 8
Midwinter Session: February 15 – March 22
All classes meet on Fridays from 1 – 2:30 p.m.

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 2018 Members’ Exhibition Awards

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The Academy Art Museum is celebrating The Annual Members’ Exhibition: The Museum @ 60 through January 13, 2019. In honor of this milestone, Museum members were invited to get creative, imaginative and experimental around the suggested “60” theme in any medium. New York Artist Emily Lombardo, the Museum’s first Artist-in-Residence, served as Judge for the exhibition and presented the exhibition awards.

At the festive exhibition, the following awards were given: The Best in Show in Honor of Lee Lawrie – Mary Ann Schindler for YvesK (Galerie) Iris Clert MCMLVIII; The Jane Shannahan Hill Offutt Memorial Award for Painting – David Plumb for Self Portrait; Arielle Marks Award for Best Print (excluding photography) – Rosemary Cooley for Eddies and Flows; Samuel Sands Sporting Art Award – Virginia Perram for Untitled [decoys]; M. Susan Stewart Award for Best Collage – Sheryl Southwick for Happy Birthday; Best Seascape in Honor of David T. Grafton – Sahm Doherty Sefton for At Last; Nancy South Reybold Award for Contemporary Art, sponsored by Main Street Gallery, Cambridge, and Nancy’s Artist Friends – Alison Cooley for Tidal 7180; Trippe Gallery Award for Best Work on Paper – Christie Taylor for Bunatrahir Bay, County Mayo, Ireland; Best Landscape Award, sponsored by the St. Michaels Art League – Armando R. Ortiz for After the Storm;Academy Clay Award sponsored by an anonymous donor – Nancy McNary-Smith for Three Sisters; Excellence in Photography – Matt Moore for Empty Pedestals; Ben Franklin Crafts Awards – Joseph Minarick for Untitled (LVd’I), Alan Wald for Artemis and Actaeon, and James Malaro for LX.

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.

Photo: First row, left to right, are Alan Wald, Emily Lombardo, Joseph Minarick, and Nancy McNary-Smith. Pictured middle row, left to right, are Ben Simons, Director; Sahm Doherty-Sefton, Mary Ann Schindler, and Rosemary Cooley. Pictured back row, left to right, are Sheryl Southwick, David Plumb, Matthew Moore, and Armando R. Ortiz. Absent from the photo are award winners Alison Cooley, James Malaro, and Virginia Perram.

AAM Lecture: The Altering Eye: Photography at the National Gallery by Sarah Greenough

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Sarah Greenough, Senior Curator of Photographs, National Gallery of Art, will be presenting a lecture Friday, December 14, 2018 at 6pm

In 1990, Greenough 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.

Caption: Andre Kertesz, Clock of the Académie Française, Paris (detail)

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.”

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