Academy Art Museum Announces September Events

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Amze Emmons, Prisoner’s Dilemma 2008 Intaglio.

EXHIBITIONS

The following Academy Art Museum exhibitions are sponsored by the Talbot County Arts Council, the Maryland State Arts Council, and the Star Democrat. Open daily, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Amze Emmons: Pattern Drift
Through September 30, 2019
Free Art Tours: Wednesdays, 11 a.m.

Amze Emmons is a Philadelphia-based, multi-disciplinary artist with a background in drawing and printmaking. His images evoke a sense of magical/minimal realism inspired by architectural illustration, comic books, cartoon language, information graphics, news footage, consumer packaging, and instruction manuals. An exhibition publication will accompany the show and serve as a catalogue raisonné of his oeuvre to date. The exhibition was conceived and curated by the Academy Art Museum and will travel to the Ross Art Museum, at Ohio Wesleyan University. Amze Emmons will serve as the Museum’s second Artist-in-Residence at the time of his exhibition. Details on educational and other special programming will be available on academyartmuseum.org.

James Turrell, Mapping Spaces 2

James Turrell: Mapping Spaces
Through September 30, 2019
Free Art Tours: Wednesdays, 11 a.m.
For over half a century, the American artist James Turrell has worked directly with light and space to create artworks that engage viewers with the limits and wonder of human perception. Turrell’s group of prints, Mapping Spaces, was created in 1987 as Chambers and Cross Sections of the Roden Crater. Located in the Painted Desert region of Northern Arizona, Roden Crater is an unprecedented large-scale artwork created within a volcanic cinder cone by light and space and the culmination of the artist’s lifelong research in the field of human visual and psychological perception. Roden Crater is a controlled environment for the experience and contemplation of light. The Academy Art Museum acquired the portfolio of five color etchings with aquatint, photo-etching, soft-ground and dry point, in 2018.

Heather Harvey: The Thin Place
Through September 30, 2019
Free Art Tours: Wednesdays, 11 a.m.
Visual artist Heather Harvey, Associate Professor and Chair of Art + Art History at Washington College in Chestertown, MD, works at the overlap between objective and subjective experience. Her studio practice includes night walks to collect trash inadvertently left by others; what she calls “urban beachcombing.” These materials, regarded by most as worthless and unsightly, are incorporated in order to draw out their inherent significance, beauty, and strangeness. This will be the first exhibition of her work within the community where most of her materials were gathered.

Heather Harvey, Collapse

GAMELATRON @ AAM: Bodyphones
From September 2019
Open daily from 10 a.m.–4 p.m.
Museum Front Yard
Bodyphones is an immersive installation by Aaron Taylor Kuffner (1975), an American-born conceptual artist, based in New York. The artwork’s mission is to expand the legacy and creative cultural power of the traditional Indonesian instrument called the gamelan. Kuffner uses exhibitions of the Gamelatrons to create sanctuaries both in public and private spaces. He views the body of the work as an offering to the observer.

LECTURES

Kittredge-Wilson Speaker Series
Lecture and Book Signing
From Celestial to Terrestrial Timekeeping: Clockmaking in the Bond Family
Donald Saff, Ph.D. Artist, and Art Historian
Friday, September 13, 2019, 6 p.m.

Aaron Taylor Kuffner, Gamelatron

SPECIAL PROGRAMS

Instructor Open House
Introducing The Fall Line-Up Of Classes And Instructors
September 7, 10 a.m.–3 p.m.
Demonstrations, entertainment, refreshments, and door prizes
FREE
Contact Katie Cassidy at wkmcgarry@verizon.net or 410-820-5222.

Open MIC
Second Wednesday Each Month
September 11 – Never Forget
FREE. Contact Ray Remesch at RayRemesch@gmail.com for additional information.

Art Appreciation Mini-Course
Anke Van Wagenberg, Ph.D., Chief Curator
Wednesdays, September 4,11,18 & 25
12 noon—1 p.m.
Free

Storefront of William Bond & Son. Photo courtesy of Bob Frishman.

Bring your brown-bag lunch and join Chief Curator and art historian, Anke Van Wagenberg, Ph.D. (art history) for a free Art Appreciation Course. No tests! No papers! Just enjoy.
September 4: Categorizing Art
September 11: Visual Literacy
September 18: Value of Art
September 25: Line, Space, and Perspective

ADULT CLASSES

Basic Drawing
Instructor: Katie Cassidy wkmcgarry@verizon.net
6 weeks: September 10–October 15 Tuesdays, 10 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Cost: $210 Members, $250 Non-members

Realism to Abstraction
Instructor: Sheryl Southwick
5 weeks: September 10, 17, 24, October 1, 8
Tuesdays, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Cost: $195 Members, $234 Non-members

Matthew Hillier

Oil Painting: Creating Successful Color Harmonies
Instructor: Bradford Ross bradross@goeaston.net
6 weeks: September 11–October 2, 9,16, 23 & 30 Wednesdays, 10 a.m.–1 p.m.
Cost: $175 Member, $210 Non-members

Introduction to Pastels
Instructor: Katie Cassidy wkmcgarry@verizon.net
1 Day Workshop Wednesday, September 11, 10 a.m.–2 p.m.
Cost: $60 Members, $72 Non-members

The First Step — Oil Painting for Beginners All materials supplied
Instructor: Diane DuBois Mullaly dunepainter@earthlink.net
4 weeks: September 12, 19, 26, October 3 Thursdays, 10 a.m.–1 p.m.
Cost: $150 Members, $180 Non-members, Plus $45 materials fee paid to instructor at the first class

Katie Cassidy

Creating a Photo Project
Instructors: Maire McArdle and Stephen Walker walkertrout@gmail.com
2 Sessions of 4 weeks: September 14, 21, 28, Oct 5 AND October 19, 26, November 2, 9 Saturdays, 10 a.m.–12 p.m.
Cost per session: $120 Members, $145 Non-members

Intermediate/Advanced Pottery
Instructor: Paul Aspell paulfaspell@gmail.com
Two 6-week sessions September 16–October 21 November 11–December 16 Mondays, 9:30–11:30 a.m.
Cost: $205 Members, $245 Non-members

Beginning and Intermediate Potter’s Wheel
Instructor: Paul Aspell paulfaspell@gmail.com
Two 6-week sessions September 18–October 23 November 13–December 18 Wednesdays, 9:30–11:30 a.m.
Cost: $205 Members, $245 Non-members

Intermediate and Advanced Potter’s Wheel
Instructor: Paul Aspell Two 6-week sessions September 16–October 21 November 11–December 16 Mondays, 1–3 p.m.
Cost: $205 Members, $245 Non-members

Diane Mullaly

Intermediate /Advanced Hand Building
Instructor: Paul Aspell paulfaspell@gmail.com
Two 6-week sessions September 18–October 23 November 13–December 18 Wednesdays, 1–3 p.m. Cost: $205 Members, $245 Non-members

Beginning / Intermediate / Advanced Pottery
Instructor: Stephen Walker walkertrout@gmail.com
Two 6-week sessions September 18–October 23 November 13–December 18 Wednesdays, 6–8 p.m. Cost: $205 Members, $245 Non-members

Pastel: Underpainting Techniques
Instructor: Katie Cassidy wkmcgarry@verizon.net
2 weeks: September 18 and 25 Wednesdays, 10 a.m.–1 p.m.
Cost: $80 Members, $96 Non-members, Plus $20 materials fee paid to instructor at the first class.

Travelling with Gouache
New Instructor: Bernie Dellario bernie.dellario@gmail.com
2-Day Workshop: September 21 and 22, Saturday and Sunday – 10 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Cost: $125 members, $150 Non-members

Bernie Dellario

The Naturalist’s Illustration in Watercolor: Focus on Fall
Instructor: Maggii Sarfaty
2 Day Workshop: September 26 and 27
Thursday, Friday, 10 a.m. -1 p.m.
Cost: $125 Members, $150 Non-members

CHILDREN’S CLASSES

Li’l Kids After-School Art Club
Grades K through 4
Instructor: Susan Horsey
Eight Fridays: September 20-November 22 (No class on October 11)
3:45 – 5:00 p.m.
Cost: $120 Members, $130 Non-Members

Homeschool Classes
Ages 6 and up.
Fridays, 1-2:30 p.m.
Instructors: Constance Del Nero for ages 6 to 9 years and Theresa Schram for ages 10+
Early Fall Session: September 6 – October 18. (Note that there are NO classes on October 11)
Late Fall Session: October 25 – December 6. (Note that there are NO classes on November 29)
Cost (per session): $90 Members, $100 Non-members
After the first full-priced tuition, siblings attend for $60 (members) and $67 (Non-members)
Pre-registration is advised as space is limited in each group.

Mini Masters
An Early Enrichment Program for Children Ages 2 to 4
MSDE Childcare Development License # 255007, Exp. 11/30/20
Taking Registrations Now for the 2019–2020 School Year
Mini Masters is a fully licensed flexible program based on The Smithsonian Early Enrichment Center’s approach. Contact Anne Hansen at AHansen@academyartmuseum.org
for program details.

PERFORMING ARTS CLASSES

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

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.

Old Time Gospel Concert Opens Week-long “Legacy Day”

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The Mount Olive Praise Team will perform at the Old Time Gospel Sing Aug. 10 at Bethel A.M.E. Church

The Legacy Day committee kicks off its 2019 festival week with an Old Time Gospel Sing and Reception at Bethel A.M.E. Church, 237 N. College Avenue, Chestertown Saturday, Aug. 10, from 2 to 3:30 p.m.

This year’s Legacy Day program honors the historic black churches of Kent County. The gospel concert features five groups representing a combined nine churches. Leslie Prince Raimond of the Legacy Day committee wrote to the churches asking, “Please sing the oldest songs you know, a capella.” Anyone who enjoys gospel music should make it a point to come hear how the choirs respond to the challenge.

Opening the concert is the Rock Hall/Edesville Charge combined choir, bringing together singers from Mount Pisgah United Methodist, Melitota; Asbury United Methodist, Georgetown; Aaron Chapel United Methodist, Rock Hall; and Mount Pleasant United Methodist, Fairlee. Next on the program are the New Gospelites, representing Saint George United Methodist of Worton Point, a quartet made up of Irene Moore, James Phillips, Hester Newnam, and Mary Hynson.

The combined choirs of Janes Methodist Episcopal Church, Chestertown, and Emmanuel Methodist Episcopal Church, Pomona, will be the third group to perform. Following them will be the Bethel A.M.E. choir, directed by Delvin Steward. And closing the concert will be the Mount Olive Praise Team of Butlertown, with Denise Jones, Nita Thompson Harris, Iris Brown, Portia Turner, and Marian Wilson.

In addition to the musical selection, Airlee Ringold Johnson, Legacy Day chair, and lead historical researcher Bill Leary will speak briefly on Legacy Day and the history of the African American Church in Kent County. Nivek Johnson and Leslie Raimond will also speak about gospel music in Kent County and introduce the singing groups.

Gospel music was one of the earliest examples of African-American culture to gain recognition, with the enthusiastic international reception of the Fisk University Jubilee Singers in the years after the Civil War. Of course, the importance of hymns and spirituals in the black community goes back many years before the war, with slaves and free blacks creating their own body of sacred music in addition to the standard hymns adopted from the white churches. The music often served multiple purposes, with many of the spirituals, such as “Go Down, Moses,” working as coded protests against slavery, or even as guides for slaves seeking freedom via the Underground Railroad, such as “Wade in the Water.”

Not surprisingly, gospel music evolved along with everything else in society, as records and radio made it possible for people all over the country to hear music from areas other than their own. Gospel music took a giant leap in popularity in the 1930s when Thomas A. Dorsey, the “Father of Gospel Music,” wrote and recorded a series of songs that have become standard parts of the repertory, notably “Take My Hand, Precious Lord.”

Dorsey’s success led to many outstanding gospel artists, both soloists and groups, achieving national recognition through recordings and personal appearances. Some of the best known were the Five Blind Boys of Alabama, the Dixie Hummingbirds, Sister Rosetta Tharp, Clara Ward, Mahalia Jackson, the Staple Singers, and many more in the years since. With the addition of electric instruments and the influence of other, more secular musical styles, modern gospel music has continued to develop and has become a significant segment of the recording industry in its own right. At the same time, performers whose first experience was in gospel music – Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin, Sam Cooke, and dozens of others – have changed the face of popular music, influencing singers from all over the world.

But the more traditional form of gospel music continues to live in the black churches, especially in Kent County, and it is this tradition that the Aug. 10 Legacy Day concert will carry forward.

Bethel A.M.E. Church is located at 237 College Ave. in Chestertown. Parking is available in a lot behind the church, shared with H.H. Garnet Elementary School. Attendees are invited to a reception in the first-floor community room of the church where light refreshments will be served. There is no admission charge for any Legacy Day programs.

The main Legacy Day program, which will be the next weekend, Saturday, Aug.17, features another gospel concert by recording artist Dr. Anthony Brown, whose theme will be the history of gospel music. The concert, which is also in Bethel A.M.E. Church, is from 2 to 3:30 p.m. An additional note of interest is that Brown’s keyboard player, Rusty Saunders, is a Kent County native.

Other Legacy Day events on Aug. 17 include a Genealogy Workshop at Kent County Public Library from 10 a.m.-12:30 pm. Then there will be Stories and Snacks for the Young and Young at Heart from 11 am to 4 pm at Sumner Hall on 206 S. Queen St.

Also, a special exhibition by local black artists will be on display at the RiverArts Education Center, 200 High St., from 1 to 6 p.m on Saturday, August 17.

The parade down High Street will begin at 5:00 pm and will end with dancing and music at a big block party on High Street, next to Fountain Park. Music, by the band Quiet Fire and by DJ Lonnie Butcher will continue until 10 p.m, The evening’s festivities will include a dance contest with prizes for the winners.

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RiverArts Curator Chuck Engstrom discusses Judged Photography and Wood

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Woodworking artists were invited to enter their original creations in wood – made by carving, turning or any other woodworking technique. The goal was to display a wide variety of articles and styles representing the best in woodworking craftsmanship and design.

The beauty of these wood objects was enhanced by a concurrent Photography Exhibit which also emphasizes beauty in shape, line, and space.

Photographers were asked to show the individual passions that make them put camera to eye and submit photographs that ignited a passion, not to make the viewer speculate why you took the photograph but to spark a connection between the captured image and the viewer.  The something that goes beyond, “I was there,” and inspires us to share what we saw through the image.

Curated by Michael Wootton (Photography) and Chuck Engstrom (Wood).

Curator & Artists’ Talk

Thursday, August 8 @ 5:30PM Chestertown RiverArts 315 High Street, Suite 108 Chestertown, MD 21620 410-778-6300 Chestertownrverarts.org

Delmarva Review: Summoned At First Light, Melville’s White Jacket by David Salner

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Delmarva Review Editor’s Note: David Salner’s poems are full of fresh and evocative images. He invites his readers in with exacting language, surprising metaphor and a subtle music. His work bears reading over and over as we discover layers of meaning. In “Summoned At First Light,” the poet imagines how Herman Melville, in his memoir “White Jacket,” may have looked back on an episode in his life from the vantage of many years. Melville is recounting a sailor’s flogging, commonly used at the time by the U.S. Navy as corporal punishment. Here, he conjures the thought of what to do with “beauty” at a time of man’s suffering.

Summoned At First Light, Melville’s White Jacket

Bare feet on deck, 

he felt the waves wash through the boards, 

the long swell, the tender holding of the sea. 

 

But when the boatswain twirled his cat, 

he guessed what they’d been summoned for. All afternoon, 

as the keen scourge hissed, he listened. Just listened,

 

which left a mark. Our lives are made of water, 

a wash of salts within us, a tide 

rising and falling back. As an old man, 

 

he watched the sun sink to a line

where sea and sky are blended, a measureless

haze at the horizon. And studied how the darkness

 

spread from wisps of pink and orange. And wondered, 

what am I to do with beauty?

What am I to do with that man’s pain?

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David Salner’s writing appears in recent issues of Threepenny Review, Ploughshares, Salmagundi, Beloit Poetry Journal, Prairie Schooner, North American Review, and previously in Delmarva Review. His third book is Blue Morning Light (2016, Pond Road Press) and his fourth, From House to House, is to be published by Broadstone Media (fall, 2019). He worked as an iron ore miner, steelworker, machinist, longshoreman and has a MFA from the University of Iowa. He is writing a novel about the lives of the sandhogs who built the Holland Tunnel. Website: www.DSalner.wix.com/salner

“Delmarva Review” publishes the best of original new poetry, nonfiction, and fiction selected from thousands of submissions annually by authors within the region and beyond. The independent, nonprofit literary journal is supported by individual contributions and a grant from the Talbot County Arts Council with funds from the Maryland State Arts Council. The print edition is available from Amazon.com and Mystery Loves Company, in Oxford. An electronic edition is also sold at Amazon.com. Website: DelmarvaReview.org.

Playmakers Open Friday!

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For over 15 years, the (Garfield Center for the Arts at the) Prince Theater, has turned itself into Playmakers, a theater camp for young people. What began with the then theater director Lucia Foster has continued with enthusiasm and commitment under succeeding managers and directors, and continues under the leadership of the theater’s Executive Director, Tess Hogans. Each summer during four intense and active weeks, young people between the ages of 8-15 are given the opportunity to taste the entire spectrum of theater, not only by acting, but also in set painting, choreography, and supportive cooperation with each other.

This season’s staff includes veteran directors Tess Hogans, seven-year veteran Catherine Bushby, and newcomer Shannon Whittaker, who is a now-familiar face on our stage. They are supported by counselors Paul Cambardella, who is also a member of the theater staff and a frequent actor on our stage, and Krystal Zornak, as well as script editor Tia Glomb, who is also a familiar box office volunteer. Tech work is performed by local actor-singer Brad Chaires, with set construction by theater staffers Butch Clark and Nic Carter.

To say that this program has a positive and enduring effect on its campers is an understatement: Alex Raimond, junior counselor, and volunteer Sarah Herron are graduates of the Playmakers. They are joined this year by volunteer Charlie Shifrin. In this group of 31 registered participants, 21 are returning for another year. Every one of the campers who has been involved in previous shows will gladly share recollections of their favorite play and the solid theatrical reasons to support their choice with anyone who takes the time to ask and listen to their well-considered responses.

There are some things that readily stand out in speaking with the repeat campers. They have developed friendships with previous strangers, they have learned to help each other with lines, with tasks, with housekeeping, and even with lunch. While they have fond memories of the plays they have participated in, the play itself is less important than the other skills they have learned, and that seems to be what is primary in bringing them back year after year – even into the realm of leadership.

During the weekend of August 9-11, the production will be a stage adaptation of Roald Dahl’s beloved novel, Fantastic Mr. Fox, a crafty ‘Robin Hood’ who takes from the abundance of the local farmers to feed his own less fortunate family and neighbors. Originally published in 1970, the book has become one of the most popular of children’s novels.  I am reminded of the paintings by Horace Pippin and Winslow Homer, each of which has celebrated the ingenuity and daring of a lone fox who has gone night ‘shopping’ for a meal. 

The play also lends itself to some serious discussions with children about rural life and the place of indigenous animals in a world that has been remade by humans. This is not a new concept, of course. Children will recognize the theme they first heard about in The Tale of Peter Rabbit, but it is no less pertinent now than it was when Beatrix Potter wrote her story in 1893. Local farmers continue to have land and resource disputes with wildlife: deer, rabbits, and coyotes to name but a few of our native species. 

It is my hope that the community at large will continue to support the work of Playmakers in every possible way. If you have children or grandchildren of the appropriate ages, bring them to the theater this weekend. If they show any interest in the art and craft of the stage, sign them up for next year. If you have a desire to be in on the creative reach of youngsters, come see for yourself, leave a donation to further the program, and enjoy the experience with us.

Spy Minute: The TAP Gang Prepares for “It Shoulda Been You”

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The Tred Avon Players sometimes are the hardest folks for the Spy to interview. While its cast members have no hesitation in promoting the TAP’s theatrical offerings throughout the year, one topic that is forbidden territory is giving away too much of the plot.

That was certainly the case when actors Shelby Swann and Mike Sousa, along with TAP director Joe Tyler, came by for a visit to the Spy studio to talk about their most recent production of “It Shoulda Been You,” starting August 15 at the Oxford Community Center.

All three declined to give away many details about the story line, but so give enough hints to encourage the Mid-Shore’s theater crowd to make a special trip to Talbot County to catch this very funny original new musical.

It Shoulda Been You invites you to a wedding day that will be hard to forget. The bride is Jewish. The groom is Catholic. Her mother is a force of nature. His mother is a tempest in a cocktail shaker. And, when the bride’s ex-boyfriend crashes the party, the perfect wedding starts to unravel faster than you can whistle “Here Comes the Bride!” It’s up to the sister of the bride to turn a tangled mess into happily ever after in this musical comedy for anyone who ever had parents.

You get the idea.

The Spy spent at few minutes with the TAP last week to at least wet our whistle for what will be another TAP crowd pleaser.

This video is approximately one minute in length. For ticket information please go here

 

 

No Music in Park this weekend Sat Aug 3

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Swing City

Well, global warming is apparently not our friend this summer.  The director of Swing City has decided to postpone this Saturday’s planned concert due to the heat along with the possibility of thunderstorms.  The temperature is predicted to be in the 80s at 7 pm with of course a higher “feels like” temperature.  This is especially difficult weather for musicians playing trumpets and other wind instruments.   The band is too large to fit into our usual back-up locations.

However, there’s good news!  We have rescheduled both of our postponed bands for one big Music in the Park Saturday on Sept 7.  We’ll send out details later, but right now it looks like the Chesapeake Brass Band will go on at 2:00 pm and Swing City will follow them around 4:00 pm.  So mark your calendars for a big day of music in downtown Chestertown at Fountain Park (and keep your fingers crossed for good weather!)

Chesapeake Brass Band

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Shore ArtsHeather Harvey at the Academy Art Museum

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One man’s trash is another man’s treasure.

Or in this case another woman’s treasure. If you live in Easton and you happen to check out one of the three new shows at the Academy Art Museum you just might recognize some of your trash featured in the Heather Harvey exhibit “The Thin Place.”

Harvey, a Washington College associate art professor, prowls the streets, alleyways and parking lots of Easton on what she calls “urban beachcombing” expeditions. She searches for debris that comprise her installations, three of which hang at the museum through Sept. 30.

Belonging by Heather Harvey

At the Academy museum, her installations are accompanied by about a dozen paintings, watercolor and acrylic, that reflect a different side of Harvey’s exploration of “areas where we don’t have everything figured out, re-inculcating childlike enchantment and wonder.” These are “thin places,” a Celtic expression for permeable divides between living and dead, sacred and profane, commonplace and extraordinary—even extraterrestrial. The science part of that enchantment, she says, are “invisible ordering systems” that define our life on this planet—astronomy, gravity and weather, including wind (“we only see its effects”) as well as magnetic fields. Other paintings are metaphors for certain effects on our lives, such as emotions, or even more defining biological or sociological realities, including gender, race and class.

Among the most personal of her paintings is “Hope Sound,” the name of the place in Florida where her friend, poet Mary Oliver, passed away. Painted on the day Oliver died, it expresses, Harvey says, her grieving, her thanks for having known her friend and “a sense of ascension.” By contrast, another painting derives from scientific curiosity, inspired by her trip with her husband two years ago to South Carolina to experience a total solar eclipse.

“There’s a little bit of Baroque in my pieces,” Harvey says, referring to a suggestion of exaggerated motion and detail to produce drama and a sense of exuberance. But she also goes for the sublime. “That’s beauty mixed with awe that borders on terror. An eclipse is like that,” she says. “An unsettling tension between the two.”

As for the trash you may or may not recognize, Harvey on her nocturnal sojourns seeks surprise in whatever she finds. “I’m not looking for anything in particular,” she says. “I don’t get the idea first and then go out and look for something to complete it. The objects themselves inform my work.”

Not all the objects are recognizable. Twisted pieces of metal. Shards of plastic or rubber. Others we can guess at, such as a bit of green-and-red ribbon. A discarded piece of Christmas wrapping? Maybe a tree decoration. Still others are unmistakable. A child’s sandal missing its mate.

Whatever, Harvey endeavors to create aesthetic treasure out of it.

For Heather Harvey, who has exhibited from New York City to Los Angeles, this is her first show in the hometown where she gathers most of her material. The other two shows coinciding with Harvey’s at the Academy Art Museum are Amze Emmons’ “Pattern Drift” and James Turrell’s “Mapping Spaces.”

Steve Parks is a retired journalist, arts writer and editor now living in Easton.

Working Artists Forum Announces Winners of Local Color Art Show and Sale

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Sheryl Southwick’s “Sycamore” Best in Show

The Local Color Art Show, sponsored by the Working Artists Forum (WAF), with the support of the Avalon Foundation and Plein Air Easton, is pleased to announce the award winning artists in this year’s show.

The show, which was held from July 19th through Sunday the 21st in the Crystal Ballroom of the Tidewater Inn, is a component of Plein Air Easton. All artists must either maintain residence in the Delmarva Peninsula, or are WAF members in good standing.

The art was judged by Tim Bell, Grand Prize Winner of Plein Air Easton 2018.

Best in Show was awarded to Sheryl Southwick for her painting “Sycamore”. Awards of Excellence went to Debra Howard for “Big Cypress Morning”; Carole Boggemann-Peirson for “Touched”; and Jim Rehak for “Pasture”.
Honorable Mentions were given to Barbara Zuehlke for “Soft Crab Shack”; Carol Cowie for “Follow the Sun”; and Kathy Kopec for “Black Water Refuge”.

For more information on Local Color and the WAF, visit www.workingartistsforum.com

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