Academy Art Museum October 2013 Events

academy art museum (85 x 120)2013 Craft Show & Fine Arts Marketplace
Preview Party: Friday, October 18, 2013, from 6 to 9 p.m. Cost: $75/person
Show Times: October 19, 2013, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, October 20, 2013, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Admission: $10/person
The 16th Annual Craft Show will spotlight many finely-crafted items by more than 65 national artists. Featured items will include unusual, hand-made and unique decorative home accessories, furniture, jewelry, wearable art and gift items. The 2013 Craft Show & Fine Arts Marketplace, located both in the Academy Art Museum and the Waterfowl Building in Easton, is one of the major fundraisers for the Academy Art Museum. Proceeds go to support the Museum’s many community-based exhibitions, programs and educational opportunities for all ages. For further information, visit

Academy Art Museum exhibitions are funded in part by the Maryland State Arts Council and Talbot County Arts Council. For further information, call 410-822-ARTS (2787) or visit
Joint Heritage at Wye House
Through October 13, 2013
Curator-Led Tours: Friday, September 6, 12 noon & Wednesday, September 25, 12 noon
Lecture: Thursday, September 26, 6 p.m. – Professor Mark P. Leone, “The Archaeology of Time Telling at Wye House for Black and White Production: Floral Clocks, Time and the Greenhouse”

Wye House is one of the most important and well documented estates in Maryland. Joint Heritage at Wye House is a major interpretive exhibition, drawing on new archeological evidence from the former slave quarters at the Green House (later called the Orangery) at Wye House. The exhibition contains unpublished archival sources, household objects, books, recipe collections, maps, and artwork related to the people who lived and worked at Wye House. Organized by Anke Van Wagenberg, Museum Curator, and visiting curators Mark P. Leone, Elizabeth F. Pruitt, Benjamin A. Skolnik, and Amanda Tang from the Department of Anthropology, University of Maryland College Park,Joint Heritage at Wye House explores the complexities of co-existing cultures at the plantation in the 18th and 19th centuries.

The exhibition is made possible by the generous support of Richard and Beverly Tilghman, the University of Maryland, College Park and the Frederick Douglass Honor Society. Additional support was provided by The Historical Society of Talbot County and The Maryland Historical Society, who generously loaned materials, as well as Patrick Rogan for exhibition design. The exhibition is also made possible by funding from the Maryland Humanities Council.For further information, visit


Through October 13, 2013
Contemporary artist David Douglas has the ability to portray people in imaginary spots and place them throughout interior and exterior environments. He has created a powerful collection of works within a hyper-real universe where floors and walls radiate with jewel-like intensity and doors in rough industrial spaces give abruptly onto pastoral scenes. His spatial compositions are visual feasts that lead the eye in and out of doors to observe the scenes. The content of the atmospheres created by Douglas are varied, but coherent. In the works of David Douglas there is a silent solidarity reminiscent of the work of Edward Hopper, and at times the relationships of objects and the spaces remind us of the magic of Magritte. Douglas’s most recent project brings him to the Eastern Shore of Maryland and Virginia. For further information, visit

Working Artists Forum
Through October 13, 2013
Working Artists Forum will present its bi-annual exhibition of new, first-time-shown work in the Museum’s Selections Gallery. The Working Artists Forum, an active group of professional artists, started meeting in Easton in 1979. In 1981, the group became affiliated with the Academy of Arts, the Museum’s previous name, and in 1991 became a not-for profit corporation. The Working Artists Forum started with 13 charter members, and now totals more than 80 members. The group who meet monthly at the Museum and shows its work in various locations around the Eastern Shore and its artists have many pieces of their work in private and corporate collections across the United States and abroad. Members have received numerous awards and prizes in innumerable competitions and shows. Professional expertise is fostered through the members’ programs, group critiques, demonstrations, workshops and member exhibitions. Pro bono work for the community is encouraged. Dr. Donald A. McColl, Nancy L. Underwood Associate Professor of Art History at Washington College, Chestertown, Maryland, will serve as juror for the 2013 show. For further information, visit

Academy Art Museum Faculty Exhibition
October 26, 2013 – January 5, 2014

For many years members and non-members of the Academy Art Museum have taken classes in a wide variety of media. This year the Museum will have the premier of a Faculty Exhibition, featuring the best work of its instructors. Participating faculty include Roberta Seger, Diane DuBois Mullaly, Heather Crow, Paul Aspell, Sahm Doherty-Sefton, George Holzer, Rita Curtis, Patrick Meehan, Kevin Garber, Ebby Malgren, Jen Wagner, Laura Rankin and Katie Cassidy. For further information, visit
Selections from The Dorothy and Herbert Vogel Collection
Continuing through October 27, 2013

Passionately devoted to contemporary art and artists, Dorothy and Herb Vogel – a New York City postal clerk and his librarian wife, – began, in 1962, to build what would become a legendary art collection. They collected the art of their time and got to know the artists and their work; eventually bringing together some 5,000 pieces of art. In 1991, the Vogels donated most of their collection to the National Gallery in Washington. In addition, they selected 50 works for one museum in each of the 50 U.S. states. The Academy Art Museum is the beneficiary in the State of Maryland and will exhibit a portion of the Vogel gift in the Spitaleri Gallery. The Dorothy and Herbert Vogel Collection: Fifty Works for Fifty States, is a joint initiative of the Trustees of the Dorothy and Herbert Vogel Collection and the National Gallery of Art, with generous support from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Institute for Museum and Library Services. For further information, visit

Music Lectures Informance Programs Fall Program
Wednesday, October 2, 2013, 12 noon
Presenter: Pianist, Kirsten Taylor Louie
Cost: $25 Members, $30 Non-members (includes boxed lunch)
This informance, given by pianist Kirsten Taylor, explores the genius of Brahms’ opus1, and places its’ significance into an historical context. For further information, visit

Inocente: An Evening with Oscar
Presenters: Andrea and Sean Fine along with Inocente Izucar
Friday, October 25, 7 p.m.
Avalon Theatre
Cost: $35 Members, $40 Non-members
In January of this year, Sean and Andrea Fine won the Oscar for their documentary Inocente, a coming of age story about 15-year-old artist, Inocente Izucar, who lived homeless on the streets of San Diego for nine years. Now 19, Inocente’s life has been transformed by her art and the incredible reception she has received by audiences around the world. Following the film’s premiere, she has become an advocate for the homeless and an inspirational example about the power of art and how it can fuel young people to overcome adversity. Prior to winning the Oscar this year, Andrea and Sean Fine were nominated for an Academy award for best documentary in 2008 forWar/Dance. Their latest film, Life According to Sam, premiered at Sundance in January and will air on HBO in October 2013. The Museum will present a special screening of the Oscar winning film, Inocente, followed by an intimate question answer session with the filmmakers and Inocente. For further information,

Inocente Free Family Art Workshop
Saturday, October 26, 2013, 10 a.m. – 12 noon
This family event will include face painting and colorful, spontaneous art projects structured around the Museum’s film showing of Inocente.

Mill Run, Pennsylvania
Monday, October 14, 2013
Cost: $155 Members, $190 Non-members
Called “The best all-time work of American architecture” by the American Institute of Architects, and named one of “50 places of a lifetime” by National Geographic, Fallingwater is located 90 minutes south of Pittsburgh in the idyllic Laurel Highlands. The house is dramatically cantilevered over a waterfall and widely considered to be Wright’s most sublime integration of man and nature. Trip includes box style breakfast, lunch at Fallingwater, admission and tip.For further information, visit

Wednesday, October 30, 2013, Depart Easton at 8 a.m., return at 8 p.m.
Cost : $110 Members, $145 Non-members (includes bus transportation, driver tip, admissions & boxed dinner)
Take a mystery trip with the Museum staff and discover something new! For further information,

Monthly Art Salon and Critique
Mentors: Katie Cassidy and Diane DuBois Mullaly
First Friday: October 4, 2013, 5 – 7 p.m.
Cost: $15 per person payable at the door. Complimentary wine and hors d’oeuvres.
Come with one or two recently completed pieces or works in process, relax in the camaraderie of fellow artists, enjoy complimentary wine and hors d’oeuvres, talk about your work, and join in a group critique led by Katie Cassidy and Diane DuBois Mullaly. This Monthly Art Salon and Critique also provides a platform for artists to talk about their brainstorming process and new ideas. Many artists find it very beneficial to view their work through someone else’s perspective. Diane and Katie will also gather and share the latest info about art events and exhibit opportunities in the region, and welcome your input. Open to all art enthusiasts and artists of any level and experience, in any medium. For further information, visit

Figure Drawing
Instructor: Patrick Meehan
6 weeks, 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Tuesdays: October 22 – November 26, 2013
Cost: $185 Members, $200 Non-members
The class will focus on providing the student with the skills necessary to draw the human figure with sound structure and accuracy. A tonal approach to drawing will be used while observing and translating composition, structure, value and edge, and eventually introducing idealization and calligraphy into the drawings. Long and short poses will be done with demonstrations, hands on and verbal instruction and critiques. See Patrick’s work For further information, visit

Watercolor: Splashing Around in Bright Light and Dark Shadow
Instructor: Heather Crow
6 weeks. October 22 – November 26, 2013
Tuesdays: 1 – 3 p.m.
Cost: $140 Members, $165 Non-members
Autumn has beautiful light and days of lengthening shadows. Each class will open with a demonstration and creative exercise to learn to paint these value ranges. The lessons will include painting a nocturne, window, and structure – with students providing their own personal photos for subject matter. Since style is personal, master artists with various styles will be highlighted each week. NOTE: Beginning and new students will be accommodated during a designated one hour session following each class to focus on color and watercolor technique; however, returning students are welcome to stay and paint for the full two hours. For further information,

Supplies: Some papers, pigments and brushes will be furnished. Bring any watercolor paints, papers or brushes you own (do not buy), a container for water, a palette or white plate, any brushes you have, a clean sponge, masking tape, an old towel, a ruler, scissors, and a #2 pencil and an eraser. Email or call Heather with questions or for more detailed supply suggestions, at or 410-310-5615.

Capture the Rapture!
Painting Eastern Shore Skies and Waterways at Sunset, in Oil or Acrylic
Instructor: Diane DuBois Mullaly
4 weeks: October 3 – October 31, 2013 (no class October 17)
Thursdays: 10 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Cost: $150 Members, $175 Non-members
Learn to capture the color and rapture of our Eastern Shore skies and waterways at sunset! This series of indoor studio classes is loaded with information for the landscape painter, and features demonstrations, handouts filled with pointers and tips written especially for this series, plenty of personal attention, and a weekly optional home assignment. We will concentrate on painting sunset vistas of skies with dramatic clouds reflecting on waterways. By the end of four weeks, your sunsets should truly feel alive! All levels of experience are welcome. Please bring good reference photos. Minimum 6, Maximum 12. For further information,

A Day on the Bay en Plein Air – Mentored Paint Out on a Chartered Boat
Mentors: Katie Cassidy and Diane DuBois Mullaly
Sunday October 13, 2013
Time: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Cost: $95, Members Only
Join Katie Cassidy and Diane DuBois Mullaly for this mentored Day on the Bay en Plein Air, aboard the Dockside Express Express Royal. They embark from Tilghman Island and will anchor near a beautiful marsh where the group will spend the morning painting. Bring your lunch and enjoy it on board. After lunch the boat will move to another breathtaking view and drop anchor again. The deck is open air yet under cover. Don’t miss the joy and camaraderie of this rare opportunity! All levels of experience and mediums are welcome. Minimum 10, Maximum 12. For further information, visit

Collage Workshop
Instructors: Heather Crow and Susan Stewart
Saturday and Sunday, October 26-27, 2013
Time: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Cost: $160 Members, $195 Non-members
On the surface, you will simply learn collage techniques. If you are in a creative rut, or want to become looser or more spontaneous – you may go a step deeper. If you think any kind of art work you do could be improved by thoughtful use of composition principles such as emphasis, rhythm, balance, harmony, and proportion – you may go deeper still. The collage projects will include the secrets of traditional paste and paper collage techniques, a monotype with collage, and acrylic transfer. The two artist-instructors have collaborated for many years, and Susan has won national awards for her collage work. Best of all, to take the stress out of your weekend, almost all supplies (plus great coffee and snacks) are furnished. For further information, visit

Stained Glass Mosaic Studio
Instructor: Jen Wagner
Ongoing Open Studio
Wednesdays, 6 – 8 p.m. and Sundays 1 – 4 p.m.
Cost: $250 Members; $285 Non-members. Priced per project.
Create a beautiful stained glass mosaic project in an open studio setting. This class covers design, breaking, adhering and grouting techniques. Students begin by creating a stained glass mosaic window, then move onto projects of their choice. This class provides ample time to work, allowing optimal creative results. Contact the instructor for more information 443-521-4084. For further information, visit

Photography as an Artist’s Tool
Instructor: Sahm Doherty-Sefton
Friday, October 25, 2013
Time: 10 a.m. – 12 noon
Cost: $50 Members, $75 Non-members
A good photograph can be an efficient and effective aid in discovering the nuances of light, both in the sky and surfaces it illuminates. Examine some of the basics in taking a photo which will help the artist achieve better results. Whether painting land or sky, the understanding of focal point, mass relationships and values in a photo as source material will help. See Sahm’s work at For further information,

Workshop: Photographing Your 2D Artwork
Instructor: George Holzer
Sunday, October 13, 2013
Time: 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Cost: $35 Members, $75 Non-members
This workshop will look at the various concerns of getting a good digital photograph of your painting, watercolor, pastel, etc. I will be attempting to help you find the easiest way to get a decent representation of your work whether using a simple point and shoot or a more sophisticated camera. We will look at shooting set-ups, natural and artificial lighting, tripods, lens distortion, close-ups, color concerns, file type and size concerns, and more. Please bring a simple brown bag lunch. For further information, visit

Holiday Craft Saturdays at the Museum (Ages 6-12)
HALLOWEEN: Saturday, October 26, 2013, 1 – 3 p.m.
Cost: $5 per child Pre-registration is required. Class size is limited. Scholarships available
Come join the Museum staff for an afternoon of holiday crafts. We will create one or more seasonal projects that children can take home to keep or give as gifts. Color your holiday with fun! For further information,

Home School Art Classes
Instructor: Constance Del Nero, Ages 6 to 9 years (Please no 5 year-olds in this class.)
Instructor: Jen Wagner for ages 10+
Cost: $140 Museum Members, $150 Non-members
Preregistration is advised as space is limited in each group.
The Museum offers art classes for the area’s home-schooled children, ages 6 and up. Classes focus on fine art techniques and materials. A variety of media will be explored. Students visit the Museum’s exhibitions when appropriate. All classes meet on Fridays from 1:00-2:30 p.m. The 12-week fall session begins on Friday, September 6 and continues through December 20, 2013. Note that there are NO classes on the following dates: October 18th, November 8th and November 29th. For further information, visit

ART PLUS In Service Day Activity
Talbot County Public Schools Ages 6-10
Here’s an easy math problem: A day off from school ≠ a boring day with nothing to do! The Museum offers area school children, ages 6-10, a great alternative to staying home on in-service days. Museum staff members, Constance Del Nero and Jen Wagner, team up to lead hours of fun-filled art projects and other activities. If the weather is nice, students may be able to go outside for part of the time. Bring a bag lunch; the Museum will provide snacks. ART PLUS 2013-2014 dates depend on the TCPS schedule and are to be determined. Class sizes will be limited. For information about 2013 ART PLUS in-service day opportunities at the Museum, please go or email Constance at For further information,

Ages 10 through adult
Instructor: Suzanne Chadwick (410) 963-0893
Explore vocal technique, performance skills, and even stress therapy in each individualized program.

Adult Ballroom & Latin Dance
Instructor: Amanda Showell (410) 482-6169 (

Ballet Theatre of Maryland
Register for classes, meet instructors, refreshments, and dance activities. For further information, contact the Ballet Theatre of Maryland at 410-224-5644.