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Well, here we are in a brand new year, looking forward to putting on more shows , finding more places to exhibit, enjoying more speakers, holding more seminars, and having more fun (if that's possible) .
Our first Last Wednesday Presentation was by Wendy Rue and Pam Decraecke. On January 28th they each talked about their backgrounds and how their experiences have influenced their art. Wendy and Pam showed many of their photographs, explained how the pictures were taken, and why these particular shots intrigued them.
Ann Geiger, Lisa Krentel and Paul Winters, Lisa Krentel and Ann Geiger are the Artists (teachers) for the Dorchester Center for the Arts' annual Guest/Artist event that takes place on April 18.
This summer, Paul Winters will teach a class in fused glass continuums, Jeanne Ewell will teach watercolor painting, and Ann Geiger will teach how to make a nature-inspired ceramic vessel, and ceramic flowers.
Come join us if ......
...you love art, or
...you have a lot of education and/or experience in art, or
...you have no art education and/or have never produced a piece of art in your life. or
...you are a self-taught artist, or
...you'd like to make art but don't know where to begin, or
...you don't want to make art but would like to be a part of a fun, active organization.
Susan Williamson, Visual Arts Coordinator of the Carroll County (MD) Arts Council, was our speaker on one cold January 14th morning. She gave us lots and lots of good advice and ideas for marketing ourselves and our art.
And we'll be creating those wonderful displays for the Dorchester Center for the Arts' front window. Here is January's window. It says "Whew! A New Year."
2015 will see more beautiful exhibits in the WT Hunt Insurance Company windows on Race Street.
Jill Basham, renowned local artist, came to visit with us on a cold February 11th morning. It was fascinating to hear about her background and her painting techniques.
Dorchester Center for the Arts' Executive Director, Mickey Love, was our visitor this March 11th morn- ing.We learned a lot about the challenges and the forward-looking plans of the center.
And here's Mike Starling talking to us on February 18th about the exciting new community radio station that he is starting in Cambridge, WHCP.
It's March 25. We went to visit Downtown Frame of Mine to learn more about matting, framing, and about copying, printing, and conservation of art and photographs. Owner and framer Doug Turner was generous with his time and his knowledge.
On February 25, Joyce Fritz Ritz told us about her varied and fascinating career in puppet-making. She's been involved in some major projects that required some masterful engineering. Here you see a few of her very small puppets.
For the month of April we have a large exhibit at The Annex, a part of The Hatchery, a complex that also houses The Art Barn. This picture shows a little of our large and diversified exhibit. All pieces are, of course, for sale.
Once a month, we have our Art Forum. Members show their creations--sometime just to share them and sometimes to get comments or ideas for improvement. In April, Jack Gray showed his watercolor, Deborah Kennedy showed her travel sketchbooks and one of her souvenirs, Janette Jones showed her glass jewelry made under the tutelage of Paul Winters, Paul showed his glass cross, and Heidi Wetzel showed her "funky" baskets.
Our most recent visitor was Dave Harp, well known photographer. It was fascinating to hear about his techniques and to see his marvelous photographs. He's talented, dedicated, creative and patient.
The Harriet Tubman Museum and Educational Center welcomed us in April. Here you see Bill Jarmon telling us about Ms. Tubman's experiences, family, and heroic activities. We are proud to have such an intrepid lady as a part of our history.
Barry Hurley, owner of the Copy Shoppe, came to see us in May to show the capabilities of their new equipment. It can make beautiful, large prints with superb quality.