Academy Art Museum – March 2014 Events

Academy Art Museum – March 2014 Events


The following Academy Art Museum exhibitions are sponsored by the Talbot County Arts Council and the Maryland State Arts Council.

Katja Oxman: Aquatint Etchings Through May 4, 2014

Munich-born, Maryland artist Katja Oxman (1942) has been creating richly textured color etchings in her precise signature style for over twenty years. Oxman’s multi-plate aquatint etchings present complex still lifes of richly patterned Oriental rugs upon which rest an overwhelming array of the artist’s treasured objects: opened letters and envelopes; picture postcards from museums; birds, feathers and nests; potted plants, oriental boxes, fruits and vegetables. Steven Scott Gallery in Baltimore has represented the artist since its opening in 1988.

The Art of Greg Mort: 

Selections from The Hickman Bequest II
Through May 4, 2014

Greg Mort is an internationally-acclaimed, self-taught artist who hikes the rugged coast of Maine and travels the rural trails of Maryland with his brushes, paints and canvases. Recognized today as one of America’s leading contemporary artists, his watercolor, oil and pastel images are in notable collections around the world, including the Smithsonian, the Corcoran and the White House. When Washington, DC, lawyer David Hickman died from multiple sclerosis in 2011, he graciously left over 30 paintings by Greg Mort to the Academy Art Museum making it the largest public repository of the artist’s work. This exhibition is the second part of selections from the Hickman gift.

Bobbie Seger: Painting with Nature Through March 9, 2014

Roberta Seger (“Bobbie”) lives and paints on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. Her oils, watercolors, and acrylics communicate an immediacy of place and mood, providing the viewer a glimpse of life on the Chesapeake. She is a graduate of Drexel University with a degree in Fine Arts and member of the Academy Art Museum, where she has taught painting classes for over 16 years. 

Linn Meyers: Blue Study March 1 – May 4, 2014

Curator-led tours: Friday, March 21, 12 noon and Wednesday, April 16, 12 noon

Washington, DC-based artist Linn Meyers creates densely configured compositions that shimmer like the play of light moving across the surface of water. These intricate works of art are created through a process by which the artist lays down consecutive strokes of acrylic ink, creating rhythmic and repetitive patterns. Her work can be found in public and private collections throughout the country, including The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden; The Smithsonian American Art Museum; The National Museum of Women in the Arts; and The Phillips Collection.  Meyers is represented by Sandra Gering Inc in New York.

East Meets West: Contemporary Japanese Prints from the UMUC Collection March 1 – May 4, 2014

Curator-led tours: Friday, March 21, 12 noon and Wednesday, April 16, 12 noon

Composed of gifts from faculty and friends, the University of Maryland University College (UMUC) collection of Japanese prints exemplifies a long-standing relationship between East and West. Over the past 33 years, the prints have made their way to the UMUC Maryland headquarters, largely one by one, with the exception of a very generous presentation of 20 Yoshitoshi Mori pieces by the artist himself, and the remarkable donation of the collection of Emory Trosper, longtime professor at UMUC’s Tokyo campus.  A selection of some 20 prints will be on view at the Academy Art Museum.


The Election and Impact of Pope Francis

Fr. Thomas Reese

March 20, 6 p.m.

Kittredge-Wilson Speaker Series

$15 Members, $20 Non-members

Pope Francis was selected as the “Person of the Year” for 2013 by Time magazine. Learn more about this engaging international figure from one of the experts in the field, Father Thomas Reese SJ, a Senior Analyst for the National Catholic Reporter and author of “Inside the Vatican: The Politics and Organization of the Catholic Church.”



Philadelphia Flower Show

Tuesday, March 4, 2014 (all day)

Fee: $75 Members, $95 Non-members (includes transportation, tip

and admission)  In partnership with Adkins Arboretum

In the 10-acre exhibition space of the Pennsylvania Convention Center, ARTiculture will explore how exquisite landscapes, gardens and floral arrangements have inspired artists from the Old Masters to the Impressionists to the most creative forces working today.


Informance Program: A noontime program featuring a combination of lecture and performance

Wednesday, March 5, 2014, 12 noon

Andrew Sauvageau, Baritone Program

Cost: $25 Members, $60 Non-members for each program (includes a boxed lunch)

Explore a masterwork of high romanticism from two geniuses of the 19th century. The shady symbolism and ambiguous landscapes of Joseph Freiherr von Eichendorff’s poetry collide with the emotionally charged music of Robert Schumann in this powerhouse of the artsong repertoire.  Baritone Andrew Sauvageau reveals some of the secrets and symbols of the era, joined by pianist Andrew Stewart.

Cocktails & Concerts:

Lyric Opera

Friday, March 28, 2014– Cocktails at 5:30 p.m., followed by a concert beginning at 6 p.m.

Cost: $42 Members, $75 Non-members

Natalie Conte, Soprano; Catrin Davies, Mezzo Soprano; Peter Drackley, Tenor and Kevin Wetzel, Baritone will be joined by Maestro James Harp in “Opera Extravaganza” – an Evening of Opera Favorites. Arias and ensembles from “Madame Butterfly,” “The Barber of Seville: “La Traviata,” “Rigoletto,” and others will be featured in this presentation of opera favorites.


Digital Studio Open House

Saturday, March 1, 2014, 12 noon – 2 p.m.

Explore the Museum’s new digital studio which is offering classes in web design, graphic design and Photoshop for teens and adults.  Demonstrations and refreshments will be served.

Back to Basics – Drawing Fundamentals

Katie Cassidy

6 weeks: March 4 – April 8, 2014

Tuesdays, 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

$175 Members, $210 Non-members

Drawing is the foundation for all art; it is the primary and essential discipline for the goal oriented. This class will concentrate on shapes, values, edges and composition – everything except color. This is a great class for students of any level.

Basic Relief Printmaking

Kevin Garber

4 weeks: March 5 – 26, 2014

Wednesdays: 1:30 – 4:30 p.m.

$175 Members, $210 Non-members

This course uses linoleum and wood block printmaking to make a small edition of prints.  The pre-requisite for class is that students will need to research print process and develop sketches. 

Head Drawing Fundamentals

Patrick Meehan

6 weeks: March 6 – April 10, 2014

Thursdays, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

$185 Members, $215 Non members (plus small modeling fee)

The class will focus on proper lay-in, placement and structure of the facial features with the goal of learning to understand and describe form as it relates to the head.

There are No Rules in Photography

Steve Dembo

4 weeks: March 7 – 28, 2014

Fridays: 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

$175 Members, $200 Non-members (Brief 30-minute after-class, one-on-one reviews are available. Please add $25 to the cost.)

There are no “Rules,” only simple guidelines to help students master composition, texture, pattern, form and color to create great photographs. Students will learn how to make great photographs with their cameras and how to edit ‘in-camera,’ – no matter if it’s an advanced SLR, a new mirror-less CSC, a Point & Shoot, or a camera phone. The class is open to all levels.

Creative Photography: Advanced Level

George Holzer

7 weeks: March 11 – April 22, 2014

Tuesdays, 6 – 8:30 p.m.

$175 Members, $210 Non-members

Weekly shooting assignments for this class will provide opportunities for you to explore through photography, discover new visual interests, find new ways to “see” and work toward the development of your own vision and style.

Figure Drawing

Patrick Meehan

6 weeks: March 18 – April 22, 2014

Tuesdays, 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

$185 Members, $215 Non-members (plus small modeling fee)

The class will focus on providing the student with the skills necessary to draw the human figure with sound structure and accuracy.

Landscape Painting

Patrick Meehan

6 weeks: March 18 – April 22, 2014

Tuesdays, 1– 4 p.m.

$185 Members, $210 Non-members

Students will work from their own reference (photos or oil sketches) to execute studio landscapes. The object of this course will be for the painter to have a point of view about the reference and then work towards developing a personal style.

Painting the Flowers of Spring in Oil

Rita Curtis

4 weeks: March 26 – April 16, 2014

Wednesdays, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

$145 members; $175 Non-members

Beginning with a strong composition, the class will focus on simplifying the shapes of different types of blossoms and pay attention to how their stems define their character. With colorful flowers as inspiration, the class will explore how an artist’s vision is the key to creating fine floral paintings.

Private Lessons in Photography or Photoshop

George Holzer

Time & number of weeks: variable

Cost: per hour fee

Private lessons include digital photography, Photoshop (Elements or Full Version), and general digital imaging; shooting pictures and photography principles, Photoshop enhancements and creative uses, and specific individual digital projects. Lessons can be tailored to individual needs and time frame

Open Studios

A Museum membership is required to participation in these studios.

Open Portrait Studio

Mondays, 9:30am – noon

Group meets weekly with a live model. Model fee collected weekly.

Open Studio with Live Model

Mondays, 1-3:30pm

This studio provides the opportunity to study the human figure and its action, volume, structure, anatomy, design and expressive potential.  Model fee collected weekly.

Collage Studio

Second Saturday of each month

This studio is for those interested in collage, assemblage or fibers. Artists are invited to come and work on a project they would like to start, or have begun.  There is no designated instructor.


Summer Camps

The Museum will offer a variety of summer camps and classes for children ages two through high school. Popular camps include graphic design, figure drawing, printmaking and our signature Kaleidoscope camp. Look for our summer camp schedule online March 1, 2014.

Young Explorers Program

The Young Explorers program puts art and museum objects at the center of a child’s day, encouraging exploration and discovery. As a part of Young Explorers children will have ongoing opportunities to interact with professional musicians and artists who perform, teach, or exhibit at the Museum. They will learn about the creative process through active participation with these visiting artists. For additional information, please contact Melanie Young at 410-822-2787.


Voice Lessons (ages 10 through adult)

Suzanne S. Chadwick   

Exploring vocal technique, performance skills, and even stress therapy can be a part of each individualized program.  Contact the instructor directly at (410) 963-0893 for lesson schedule and cost.

Flute Lessons (ages 8 through adult)

Irene King  

Study the elements of flute performance; repertoire; and management of performance anxiety and audition preparation.  Contact the instructor directly at (443) 834-3010 for lesson schedule and cost.


Amanda Showell 

Tuesday and Thursday night dance classes in bolero, tango, East Coast Swing, Foxtrot, Waltz, Cha-Cha, Latin Variety, Rumba, and Samba.  Contact the instructor at (410) 482-6169 or visit

For further information or to register for these programs, classes and event, visit or call 410-822-2787.