Queen Anne’s County Arts Council’s Centre for the Arts will host a month long exhibit featuring woodcut prints from the children’s book, “Buried Treasure, a Pirate’s Tale” by artist and author Carroll Harrison Kehne, Jr. Though written as a children’s book, it has a wide appeal for all ages and the beauty of the woodcuts adds to the books’ appeal. The exhibit will run from April 3 to April 25, with a reception for the artist and book signing on April 3 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. On Saturday, April 25, at 11 a.m., Kehne will offer a power point presentation on how the illustration and writing was done, woodcutting technique, watercolor and more. There is no fee for the presentation, but advance registration is required by April 22.
Kehne is from Frederick, Maryland and received a bachelor’s degree in Fine Art from the Maryland Institute, College of Art. His talents were recognized by the Frederick County Board of Education and in 1962 he accepted a position to teach art education for the Frederick County Public School System. He continued his art studies and received a master’s in art education from Towson University and worked as an artist in residence, with emphasis on watercolors, woodcut printing, and collecting old prints. Founding member and past president of the Delaplaine Visual Arts Education Center in Frederick, Maryland, he now resides in Stevensville, Maryland with his wife. He has completed several one-man shows and is working on a second book.
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. The Centre is supported in part by a grant from the Maryland State Arts Council.
Centre hours are Tuesday through Friday, 9 am to 5 pm and Saturday, 10 am to 2 pm. Form more information call 410.758.2520, go online at www.arts4u.info, or request via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Queen Anne’s County Arts Council, Inc., is a non-profit organization committed to promoting, expanding and sustaining the arts. Visit us on the web at www.arts4u.info.