The 15th annual Academy Art Museum Craft Show and Sale is the most prestigious, juried craft show on the Eastern Shore. This year’s show will feature 65 exhibitors, both established and emerging artists, more than 20 of whom are new to the show. Featured items will include unusual and hand-made home accessories, furniture, wearable art and jewelry, and gifts. The Preview Party on Friday, October 19, from 6 to 9 p.m. will offer a special shopping experience, including music, food stations and bars located throughout the show. Guests will have the opportunity to meet artists firsthand and see this year’s newest designs and hottest trends. The ticket price for the Preview Party is $75 per person and allows the ticket holder unlimited re-entry to the show on Saturday and Sunday. The food for the Preview Party will be provided by Oxford Greens.
There will be special lunches and snacks each day of the Show from the Gourmet Café, as well as craft demonstrations. Daily admission is $10.00. For more information, visit www.academycraftshow.org. The Craft Show is one of the major fundraisers for the Museum and an easy way to support its many community-based programs for all ages.
Pat Steir: A View
Through October 14, 2012
Curator-led tour: Friday, October 12 at 1 p.m.
Steir, a major figure in American art since the 1970s, has created some of the most ambitious and challenging paintings, drawings and prints of the last four decades. She is a draftsman of words, letters, signs and symbolic marks, drips and spills applied to paper and canvas. Steir was born in 1940 in Newark, NJ, and currently lives in New York City. She is known to many as a conceptual artist, in which the concepts or ideas involved in the work take precedence over traditional aesthetic and material concerns. The exhibition was made possible by the generous support of the Simone Friedman Rones and the Friedman-French Foundation; Mary Beth Cahill and Steve Champlin. The Academy Art Museum exhibitions are also sponsored by the Maryland State Arts Council and the Talbot County Arts Council.
International Photographic Society of the IMF and the World Bank Group:
Women and Children in the World
October 5 – 14, 2012
In conjunction with A Women’s Event, October 5-7
Photographs from all over the world will be on display in this fascinating exhibition, in conjunction with A Women’s Event, a retreat weekend exploring topics of interest to women today. The International Photographic Society (IPS) is composed of IMF and World Bank staff and family members. The main aim of the IPS is to foster interest in photography, facilitate exchange of ideas and experience, and encourage and assist members in their photographic endeavors. It is oriented toward a range of experience and skill levels, and ranks among the top amateur clubs in regional competitions. The selection was juried by Anke Van Wagenberg, Curator at the Academy Art Museum in the winter of 2011, out of several hundred submissions.
1000 Words or Less … A Pictorial Essay
by Members of the Tidewater Camera Club
Through October 14, 2012
In the Tidewater Camera Club’s bi-annual exhibition, its members challenged themselves to present their best work – well executed compositions with good photographic technical elements. The resulting images aren’t only visually appealing, but they also tell a story. Twenty-two works of art passed through a rigorous jury process to form the show.
Adult Speakers Series
Environmental Film Night: Thomas Horton
Thursday, October 11, 2012, 6 p.m.
Series Ticket (6) Lectures: $75 Members, $110 Non-Members
Individual Tickets: $15 Members, $24 Non-members
Two twenty-minute films featuring Chesapeake waters: “Menhaden: The Most Important Fish in the Bay” and “Let Our Rivers Flow” will be introduced with remarks by noted storyteller and Bay advocate Tom Horton. For additional information on the Speaker’s Series, visit academyartmuseum.org.
History of Art I: Ancient to Renaissance
Presenter: Anke Van Wagenberg, Curator, Academy Art Museum
6 Weeks: Wednesdays, October 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 & November 7
Noon to 1 p.m.
Cost: $75 Members, $110 Non-members
This course is a chronological survey of the art and architecture of Western Civilization, including Ancient, Egyptian, Greek, Roman Ancient, and the Middle Ages up to the Renaissance. The course is an introduction to the principal styles and most important art works of successive cultures and time periods, and offers an understanding of the historical, social, and cultural contexts within which this art was produced. This is a lecture-type class, with class discussion, and slides. Participants are welcome to bring a brown-bag lunch.
Arts Express Bus Trip
A Day in DC
Date: Thursday, October 4, 2012
Cost: Members $55, Non-members $90.
Register Early – Trip Limited to 30
The Museum’s Director, Erik Neil and Curator, Anke Van Wagenberg, will lead this excursion to the National Gallery of Art. Among the exhibitions on view will be “George Bellows” and “Elegance and Refinement: The Still-Life Paintings of Willem van Aelst.” Bellows is arguably the most important figure in the generation of artists who negotiated the transition from the Victorian to the modern era in American culture. Few artists were more skilled than Willem van Aelst (1627–1683) at depicting luscious fruits, luxurious fabrics, and spoils of the hunt. His renowned still lifes are remarkable for their fine finish, carefully balanced composition, jewel-toned palette, and elegant subject matter.
Evening Dinner Concerts
WWII Review featuring Stephen and Elisa Campbell
Friday, October 12, 2012, 5:45 p.m. Hors d’oeuvres, 6 p.m. Dinner
Cost: $55 Members, $90 Non-members
Join us as we take a trip through America’s glory years! Elisa and Stephen return to Academy Arts Museum, this time with acclaimed jazz pianist Mark Meadows to bring you your favorite hits from the 40′s.
Sunday Afternoon Concert
Sunday, October 28, 2012, 3 p.m.
Lester – Nathanson Trio featuring Noel Lester, RoseAnn Lester and Denise Nathanson
Reservation required, Light Refreshments served after the concert
Cost: $18 Members, $28 Non-members
Oxford cellist, Denise Nathanson, is joined by pianist Noel Lester and violinist RoseAnn Lester for works of Beethoven, Rachmaninoff and Brahms. The Trio formed in 1998 while all three members were on staff at Hood College.
In photo: Pictured left to right are Lester Nathanson Trio, including RoseAnn Lester. Noel Lester, and Denise Nathanson.
Music Lecture Program
Monday, October 29, 2012, Noon (Box lunch)
Cost: $35 Members, $45 Non-Members
Annapolis Symphony Orchestra in Residence Gabriela Frank speaks of her fascinating story and writing classical music.
The Landscape in Pastel
Instructor: Katie Cassidy
5 weeks: October 10 – November 7
Wednesdays, 9:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Cost: $195 Members, $230 Non-members
Learn the fundamentals of the exciting medium of pastel while painting landscapes and cityscapes. The qualities of good drawing, value ranges and color control will be addressed. Working from their own photographs, students will develop several different compositions and preliminary color studies for each pastel painting. Students will be encouraged to explore different under painting techniques. Demonstrations, group discussions and critiques will be a part of every class. Open to all levels.
New Workshop: Painting Wildlife
Instructor: Matthew Hillier
Saturday, October 27 and Sunday, Oct. 28
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Cost: $200 Members, $230 Non-members
Matthew has spent many years traveling the world studying and painting wildlife, from the vast plains of Africa to the jungles of Sumatra, the dry forests of India to the magnificent Rocky Mountains. He will share his passion for painting birds and animals with you. This exciting workshop will concentrate on shape, anatomy, textures, colors, light and shade, and knowing and understanding your subjects. This course is suitable for oil and acrylic. Student should bring their favorite reference, along with paints and canvases. Additional reference materials will be provided.
New Class! Painting Still Life
Instructor: Margery Caggiano
4 weeks: October 24 – November 14
Wednesdays, 9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Cost: $150 Members, $185 Non- members
One of the best ways for an artist to learn how to create better paintings is by working from life. This class will cover how to choose the subject matter, compose, and light a still life. Both traditional and contemporary examples will be shown. Each class will include a short demonstration, individual instruction, and a group critique. Students are welcome to use any medium they choose. Bring lunch or a snack.
Driven to Abstraction – Even More
Instructor: Alice Marie Gravely
Saturday and Sunday, October 13 & 14
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Cost: $150 Members, $185 Non-members
Back by popular demand, this weekend workshop is filled with new experiments using abstraction techniques. Whether you draw, paint, or sculpt, this workshop will use various media on different surfaces. Come and enjoy the freedom. Beginners through professional artists welcome. All supplies are provided.
Thread Theory – Fall Needlepoint
Instructor: Denise Nathanson
Date: Monday, October 1
Time: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Cost: $45 Members, $60 Non-members
Perhaps this class should be called “thread therapy” or “fiber frenzy”! This is a one day class all about threads – different types and how best to use them. We will talk about ways to bring your perfect canvas alive through the perfect thread choices. We won’t do any stitching during the class however each participant will receive a bag of sample threads. Do bring a canvas you are working on as there should be time at the end
of the session to have a fun stitch and chat. Lunch is included.
Intermediate/Advanced Potter’s Wheel
Instructor: Paul Aspell
6 weeks: Session II – October 30 to December 4
Tuesdays, 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Cost: $175 Members, $210 Non-members
Participants will focus on the further development of functional forms and on developing a personal style. Students will be introduced to new techniques while continuing to work on basic skills. Class size limited to 6 students. All materials are included.
Introduction to Clay
Instructor: Paul Aspell
6 weeks: Session II – October 31 to December 5
Wednesdays: 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Cost: $175 Members, $210 Non- members
The class includes a survey of basic techniques including hand building and throwing on the potter’s wheel. Students will make bowl and cylinder forms that will be glazed at stoneware temperatures. The focus will be on process and the enjoyment of handmade pottery. All materials are included. Class size limited to 6 students.
New Class! Intermediate/Advanced Clay Extruder
Instructor: Pamela Hagerhorst
6 weeks: Session II – October 31 to December 5
Wednesdays – 9:30 a.m.- 11:30 a.m.
Cost: $175, Members, $210 Non-members
Students will learn to use the clay extruder, use dies, and to create ceramic extrusions to be used as design elements and in finished works. Projects can include, but not limited to; boxes, containers, tea pots, oil/vinegar dispensers, salt/pepper shakers, and using ceramic extrusions as design elements in thrown works. All materials are included. Class size limited to 6 students.
Individual Lessons in Photography or Photoshop (Adults or Teens)
Instructor: George Holzer
Contact instructor for times and fees. 410 820 0462
Private lessons in digital photography, Photoshop (Elements or Full Version), and general digital imaging; Shooting pictures and photography principles, Photoshop enhancements and creative uses, specific individual digital projects. Lessons can be tailored to individual needs and time frame.
Ages 10 through adult
Instructor: Suzanne Chadwick (410) 963-0893
Exploring vocal technique, performance skills, and even stress therapy can be a part of each individualized program. Contact the instructor directly for lesson schedule and cost.
Adult Ballroom & Latin Dance
October 9 – Line Dance Workshop
October 16 – November 6 – West Coast Swing or Beginner Level 1 Waltz
October 11 – November 8 – Basic Beginner Samba or Basic Beginner Hustle
For additional information or to register, please contact: Amanda Showell at (410) 482-6169 or visit www.dancingontheshore.com
Ballet Theatre of Maryland
Pre-ballet and Pre-Tap Classes, Classical Ballet Classes, Tap Classes, Jazz Classes, and Modern Classes are offered at the Museum by the Ballet Theatre of Maryland. To register and for additional information, call 410-224-5644.
The Museum offers a variety of classes including drawing, painting, ceramics, printmaking, photography, watercolor, music and overall art appreciation for children, educators, and families through educational programs and performances in its galleries and studios. Check the Museum’s website www.academyartmuseum.org for new fall listings.
Admission to the Museum is $3 for non–members, children under 12 admitted free. The Museum is open Monday and Friday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. with extended hours on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday hours are 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. The First Friday of each month, the Museum is open until 7 p.m. The Museum is located at 106 South St., Easton, MD, 21601. For further information, call 410-822-ARTS (2787) or visit: www.academyartmuseum.org.