Chesapeake Bay Week™ 2010 Poster Shows Care for the Bay

Chesapeake Bay Week™ returns to Maryland Public Television April 18-25, and with it comes the opportunity to show your support for the Chesapeake Bay and surrounding watershed by purchasing the MPT Chesapeake Bay Week™ 2010 poster, which this year is based on an original watercolor by Marc Castelli.

Fifth in an annual Chesapeake Bay Week™ print series, this beautiful poster of Castelli’s stunning watercolor, titled Who Told You There Are No More Drudgers?/City of Crisfield, Wenona, was made possible by the generosity of the artist and his representative, Carla Massoni of MASSONIART in Chestertown, Maryland, in conjunction with the poster design and printing services of Fell’s Point Frame and Design in Baltimore, Maryland.

This year’s print features a depiction of the locally famous “drudge boats,” which once were prolific on the bay. Built in 1949 at Reedville, Virginia, by C.H. Rice and docked in Wenona, Maryland, the skipjack is owned by living legend Art Daniels, one of the very few skipjack skippers that still go out with their boats today.
Chesapeake Bay Week Posters 2010

Order your print today

* Standard, 24″ x 38″ – $29.50 each
* Fine Art, 24″ x 38″ – $49.50 each, printed on textured matte finish paper, suitable for framing

Order online now or call 1-800-522-8915 to place your order. Prices include shipping and handling.

An Eastern Shore resident, Marc Castelli shares his fascination with water and boats — their history, culture and people — through his artwork. Castelli captures the essence of Chesapeake Bay life and those who work, live and play on the water.

“Since MPT launched Chesapeake Bay Week™ in 2005, involvement is increasing across the entire 63,000 square-mile watershed,” says, Robert J. Shuman, MPT President and CEO. “MPT’s Chesapeake Bay Week™ exemplifies what public television is all about — serving community, partnering with organizations, addressing important issues and preserving what we treasure about our region. We look forward to connecting with you as we all go about the work of restoring the bay.”

For more information about how you or your organization can get involved with Maryland Public Television and Chesapeake Bay Week™, visit mpt.org/bayweek or call Chesapeake Bay Week Volunteer Coordinator Kristin Cook at (410) 581-4035.

Poster partners/sponsors: Fell’s Point Frame and Design, Marc Castelli, and MASSONIART.

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