The Old Brick Inn, 401 S. Talbot, St. Michaels, presents “Six Views – Saluting WineFest.” This ongoing exhibit of over 35 paintings of various media and subjects by six artists will have a special theme as the show undergoes some updating and refreshing. Some of the art will relate to the upcoming St. Michael’s WineFest scheduled for the weekend of April 27 and 28 when the artists will be receiving the public from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m. on those days. The Old Brick Inn is a charming venue that oozes history and ambiance and provides a beautiful backdrop for the artwork. The new show will open April 15th. The public is invited from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, phone 410- 745-3323, www.oldbrickinn.com.
Eastern Shore artists included are:
Carole Cascio takes her every day experiences as filtered through her imagination — uncommon imagery, wild fowl, winter upon the waterfront, boat craft, storms, wind, and rain and translates them onto her clay and paper canvases. Her studio is in Stevensville, MD.
Geraldine Czajkowski a native Washingtonian now living on the Eastern Shore, constructs abstracted landscapes from a blend of fibers, metal foils, handmade papers, textured gels and acrylic paint. Her work will be exhibited at the Ratner Museum of Bethesda, Md. in June, a stone’s throw away from the high school she attended years ago. Her studio is in Grasonville.
Joan Hart seeks to evoke the balance between image and meaning in her paintings through the tension of form and color. She began her study of art and life in the Washington, DC area and continues to evolve artistically with the help of inspiring Eastern Shore teachers and colleagues.
Virginia Perram is a watercolorist interpreting her Eastern Shore surroundings. Her studio Cedarcottage, open by appointment, has a broad view of the Choptank River, so river scenes and boats, as well as crabs and seafood are reflected in her paintings.
Judy Specht paints what she loves: portraits of family, friends, and animals, and enjoys capturing not just a likeness, but also, if possible, their soul. She draws inspiration from photographs, travel, dreams, and the natural beauty of Maryland’s Eastern Shore near her studio on Kent Island.
Georgette Toews enjoys interpreting the natural environment of the Eastern Shore with its ever-changing skies. She works on location and in her studio in Grasonville in various media including watercolor, oil, pastel and acrylic and favors painting in “plein air”.
In photo: V Perram, After Fragonard, Watercolor, A Good Read.