Queen Anne’s County Arts Council’s Centre for the Arts hosts a photographic and jewelry exhibit beginning on November 2. James L. Amos and Wendy Gordon are featured in the first shared exhibit of these distinctly unique artists. The show “Images, Imagination” runs through December 1 with a public reception on Friday, November 9 from 5:30-7:30 pm.
Former “National Geographic” magazine photographer James L. Amos is an award winning artist whose images can capture the imagination or provide rare insights into human interactions and those of the natural world. Born in Kalamazoo, Michigan, Amos began working as a professional photographer in the 1960s, leaving a position at Eastman Kodak for the full-time pursuit of making pictures. As a regular contributor to the National Geographic Society, he was twice named Magazine Photographer of the Year by the National Press Photographers Association. His work has also gained him awards from the White House News Photographers Association. One of Amos’ images was recently selected for an international stamp to be released by the United States Postal Service this year. The stamp image is of a Lancaster County, Pennsylvania country road in the foreground and horse-drawn carriage and barn in middle and background.
Joining Amos in this exhibit is Wendy Gordon whose jewelry is well-known regionally for its innovative and stunning use of found objects. Gordon, owner of Wendy Gordon Studios, creates custom, one-of-a-kind and production lines of kiln fired glass and beaded jewelry, hand painted furniture, collages and assemblages. She has designed and fabricated works in stained, etched, beveled, fused and mosaic glass and jewelry since 1980. Her clients include Joe Theismann’s Restaurants, The Narrows Restaurant, Fair Oaks Hospital, The U.S. Naval Academy and Riggs Bank. Her work has been featured in Glass Art Magazine, Professional Stained Glass Magazine, The Washington Post, Baltimore Sun and on Capitol Edition TV. Her knowledge of glass, light and form will be on display in the form of wearable works of art.
The exhibit will be open Tuesday through Friday from 9-5 pm and Saturdays from 10 am to 2 pm, or by appointment at 206 S. Commerce Street in Centreville, MD. For more information, please call 410.758.2520. www.arts4u.info The Centre receives support through a grant from the Maryland State Arts Council.
The Queen Anne’s County Arts Council, Inc., is a non-profit organization committed to promoting, expanding and sustaining the arts. We connect artists to audiences and the community to the arts. Visit us on the web at www.arts4u.info.