New exhibit at the artcenter,
Furniture Gallery of Prince Frederick
The summer show at the artcenter in the Furniture Gallery of Prince Frederick opens May 15th and will showcase exciting works on canvas by travel photographer Teddie Watts. New works from Pam Callen, Karen Szachnitkowski and well-known photographer Lonnie Harkins will be shown as well. And we will be exhibiting the art of Toni Wolf and Priscilla Catterton for the first time. Original pieces from Suzanne Shelden, Carol Wade, Mary Blumberg, Gee Freeman, Gerry Wood any many other fine local artists are featured throughout the showroom.
Celebrating its third year, the artcenter is a permanent exhibition and sales space dedicated to local artists. David Raley, owner of the Furnture Gallery of Prince Frederick, says "there is a wealth of talent in southern Maryland and the artcenter is a way for us to support and celebrate the local arts. It is a unique and meaningful way for us to show our commitment to the community."
Our feature artist, world traveler Teddie Watts, has prepared a series of wild life studies based on photographs from her recent trip to East Africa. Her photos show animals in their natural settings in a variety of landscapes. The safari covered five national parks, including Ngorongoro Crater - a 2,000-foot descent from the Serengti plain into a caldera, where 25,000 creatures live, including the virtually extinct Black Rhino. The Serengeti means "endless plain" and vast migrations of gnus, zebras, and elephants take place there every day to watering holes and grazing areas. The photos show the unique drama and beauty of East Africa.
There will be a reception for the artists at the artcenter on Saturday, May 30 from 4-7pm. All are welcome to join us. Please come visit us any time, it's well worth the look.
For further information, contact: Jill DeVries, artcenter
Furniture Gallery of Prince Frederick
559 Solomons Island Road North
Prince Frederick, MD 20678 443-975-7313
Hours Mon-Sat 10-7 Sun 12-5
Save the Date!
Mary Beth Harry
Friday July 10, 2015
6 - 9 pm
Please join Mary Beth's family and the members of
CalvART Gallery to help celebrate MB's art and raise
money for the Scholarship Fund in her name. There
will be prints of her work, fabulous auction items and
a great door prize. For more information watch the
calVART website at www.calvartgallery.org
BARENAKED LADIES TO PERFORM AT THE
CALVERT MARINE MUSEUM
Friday, July 3
The BARENAKED LADIES will be heading back out on the road this summer for their 2015 Last Summer on Earth Tour. Joined by special guests the Violent Femmes and Colin Hay of Men At Work, they will kick-off the Fourth of July weekend in Solomons with a live performance at the Calvert Marine Museum on Friday, July 3.
Tickets for the show are $49 for reserved seats and $59 for premium seats (additional fees apply) and will go on sale to members Tuesday, April 7 at 10:00 A.M. If you are not a member of the Calvert Marine Museum, but would like a shot at the best seats, visit www.calvertmarinemuseum.com and join now. Memberships begin at just $40 and provide free admission to the museum year-round. Remaining tickets will go on sale to the public on Tuesday, April 14 at 10:00 A.M.
Proceeds from the Waterside Concert Series support the education and preservation efforts of the Calvert Marine Museum. This event would not be possible without the generous support of many local businesses. The 2015 Last Summer on Earth Tour is sponsored by: Prince Frederick Ford/Jeep/Dodge, PNC Bank, Bozick Distributors, Inc., Tidewater Dental, O'Brien Realty, Directmail.com, Holiday Inn Solomons, All American Harley-Davidson, Quality Built Homes, 98.3 Star FM, Bay Weekly, Quick Connections, Southern Maryland Newspapers, Isaac's Restaurant, Papa John's Pizza, United Rentals, Kelly Generator & Equipment, Comcast and Metrocast.
Chairs and coolers are not permitted. For additional information or to purchase tickets, please visit the website at www.calvertmarinemuseum.com . To reach a staff member, please call 410-326-2042, ext. 16, 17 or 18.
Arts Council of Calvert County to hold the 2015 Annual Meeting and Reception.
On June 17, 2015 at 6:30PM the Arts Council will hold the Annual Meeting and Reception at the CalvArt Gallery. In addition to celebrating the art in the CalvART Gallery several distinguished awards will be presented. The Annual Pat Giardina Carpenter Art Teacher of the Year will be presented to one outstanding Calvert County art educator. The Annual Mary D. Harrison Community Service to the Arts will be presented. The Annual Mary Beth Harry Student Scholarship will also be awarded to an outstanding High School Senior in their pursuit of the arts in college.
The meeting and reception is open to the public and light fare and beverages will be served. A live performance from the Mary Beth Harry scholarship recipient will also be featured!
The CalvArt Gallery and the Arts Council of Calvert County are located in the Prince Frederick Shopping Center next to Sakura Restaurant.
110 South Solomons Island Road, Prince Frederick Maryland.
The Arts Council of Calvert County is supported by citizen donations, funding from the Board of County Commissioners of Calvert County and the Maryland State Arts Council.
Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum Kicks Off 2015 Speaker Series
ST. LEONARD, MD - Jefferson Patterson Park & Museum (JPPM) Speaker Series runs April through October with one lecture per month. The series brings together luminaries as diverse as the topics they teach for seven evenings of profound insights, informative presentations and fascinating discussion on a broad scope of topics. The lectures are held at the Maryland Archaeological Conservation Laboratory at 7pm, with the exception of the May 7th lecture held at the Calvert Library Prince Fredrick. The lectures are free and open to the public.
The speaker series kicks off April 23rd with a lecture from Ed Chaney, Deputy Director of the Maryland Archaeological Conservation Laboratory, entitled: "God Save King George: Recent Archaeological Finds at Jefferson Patterson Park & Museum." In 2011, JPPM archaeologists used a ground-penetrating radar to explore the site where the Smith family lived in the early 1700s. Excavations over the last four years have uncovered many of the radar's "hits." Ed Chaney will reveal the numerous building remains and interesting artifacts discovered at the Smith's St. Leonard site.
Other lectures scheduled: May 7, "Outfitting Outlander: So much more than kilts, ya ken," Sara Rivers-Cofield, Curator & Archaeologist; June 25, "Maryland Biodiversity Project: 15,721 Species and Counting...," Jim Brighton, Naturalist; July 23, "Gertrude Sawyer and Rose Greely: Homage to Maryland's Early Women Architects," Katie Irwin and Sadie Dempsey, Architects; August 20, "A Taste of Maryland," Joyce White, Food Historian; September 24, "Food at Sea in 1812," Simon Spalding, Author & Historian; October 22, "Oyster Wars of the Chesapeake," John R. Wennersten, Author & Historian.
The speaker series is made possible by a grant from the MARPAT foundation in memory of Thomas W. Richards. For a full description of each lecture or additional information visit www.jefpat.org , call 410-586-8501 or email email@example.com .
Jefferson Patterson Park & Museum, a state museum of archaeology and home to the Maryland Archaeological Conservation Laboratory, is a program of the Maryland Historical Trust, a division of the Maryland Department of Planning. It is located on 560 scenic acres along the Patuxent River and the St. Leonard Creek in St. Leonard, Calvert County, Maryland. For more information, call 410-586-8501 or visit www.jefpat.org .
The Arts Council of Calvert County is seeking applicants for the position of Executive Director
The Executive Director serves as Chief Executive Officer of the Arts Council of Calvert County and as Chief Administrative Officer for the Board of Directors and its various committees. H/She is responsible for identification of significant issues and trends which affect the environment for cultural growth in the region; ensuring responsive communications between and among the Arts Council of Calvert County, other councils and other organizations; developing a sound public relations strategic plan; and developing, implementing, and engaging in the long and short-term strategies for raising funds to support the organization’s programs and operations.
This position is a 30 hour / wk position.
Interested persons should send a resume and cover letter, including salary requirements, no later than May 12, 2015 to:
Arts Council of Calvert County
Post Office Box 2569
Prince Frederick, MD 20678
For a printable copy of the job description, click here . Bylaws are available upon request.
Showing in the Mary Beth Harry Student Art Gallery ...
Huntingtown HS – May 2015
College of Southern Maryland - June 2015
Winners from the Calvert Pines Senior Art Show – July 2015
Plum Point Elementary and Middles Schools – August and September 2015
Trish Weaver owner of Dreamweaver Café and Catering ( left), recipient of the 2013 Mary D. Harrison Community Service to the Arts Award, and Arts Council President Eleanor Nelson presenting the Award.
Marissa Hill (left), Senior from Huntingtown HS and recipient of the 2013 Mary Beth Harry Student Scholarship, with Judy MacWilliams (right), Chair of the Scholarship committee presenting.
Some of the others in attendance at the Arts Council of Calvert County's 2013 Annual Meeting.
POETRY OUT LOUD COMPETITION
On January 31, 2013, winners from the Calvert County high schools competed in the County Level Competition of the Poetry Out Loud Competition at CalvArt Gallery. Contestants from Calvert, Huntingtown, Northern and Patuxent High Schools recited works they selected from an anthology of more than 680 classic and contemporary poems.
Malaysia Johnson (center) from Calvert High School won the 2013 Poetry Out Loud County competition held January 31 at the Calvert Library. Also shown above are Cara Mathers (left) from Calvert HS and Brigit Gilvary (right) from Huntingtown HS.
For more information, click here .
CalvART Gallery is located in the Prince Frederick Center at 110 S. Solomons Island Road. (Between Sakura and Dream Weaver Café)
The Arts Council of Calvert County has established a scholarship in memory of Mary Beth Harry. “Mary Beth loved encouraging young artists, and therefore we believe this is a way to remember her that she would have appreciated.” The scholarship will be awarded annually to a young aspiring Calvert County artist.
Tim Crout, a friend of Ms. Harry, contributed $400 to the Mary Beth Harry Memorial Scholarship and challenged anyone reading this to meet or beat his contribution to the fund! To accept this challenge or to give whatever you wish to support this important memorial scholarship, click this "Donate" button...
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Special thanks to the following businesses and friends
who have contributed to the Arts Council this year!
Chesapeake Beach Resort & Spa
Peter and Nancy Hooper
Earl T. Hurrey
Mar-Ber Development Corporation
Linda E. Woods
Bob and Pat Carpenter
Michael R. Phillips
Margaret H. Phipps
Sneade's Ace Home Center
Alexander Chiropractic Center
Jack Bannister, ReMax United Real Estate
Mary and Joel Bergsman
Christine and David Boesz
Deborah Gann Carstens
Richard and Jean Fleming
Mary Anne Harms
Holiday Inn - Solomons
Beverly and Brooks Jackson
Sue and Steve Kullen
Maryland Country Caterers
John and Jill Menassa
Quality Built Homes
Colleen and George Sabo
John and Luray Schaffner
Don and Mary Smolinski
Donna and Paul Wilson
Paul and Doris Berry
Michael and Gale Bonanno
Joyce T. Bowling
Wilma Forsell Garcia
Jeanette and John Heinbuch
Sylvia S. Hubbard
Mr. & Mrs. David Kallal
Joan D. Kilmon
Mary and Warren Krug
Lighthouse Engraving & Signs, Inc.
Judy and Richard MacWilliams
Barbara Fairchild and George Newman
Nikki Lanza O’Malley
Mary and Michael Overfelt
Mary K. Ritter
Joan Boker Shisler
Mary Stuart Sierra
Jack R. Smith
Twin Shields Golf Club
Eliot and Richard Wilson
Jeniene B. Wishart
Adult Day Care of Calvert County
Bay Shore Webs
William and Jean Bozman
Laverne and Austin Good
Joyce and Bill Halstead
Reid’s School Bus Service, Inc.
Roberta Safer & Klaus Zwilsky
Special thanks also to those who contributed to the
Mary Beth Harry Memorial Scholarship
Pat and Bob Carpenter
James and Judith Dobson
Frank W. Skinner
Linda E. Woods
The Mission of the Arts Council of Calvert County is to invest in and encourage the arts in Calvert County. In support of our mission we sponsor:
Grants to schools and organizations for arts related programs
Summer Arts Camps through a collaborative effort with Annmarie Garden
The CalvART Gallery, a co-op gallery featuring local artists
Arts Council Board of Directors
Eleanor Nelson, President
Joanie Kilmon, Vice President
Judith MacWilliams, Secretary
Peter Hooper, Treasurer
Linda E. Woods, Grants Review Chair
Linda Patton, At Large Member
Colleen Sabo, At Large Member
Carl Wood, CalvART Gallery Liaison
Executive Director -- William Chambers
Arts Council of Calvert County Accessibility Statement
As the official Calvert County arts organization, as designated by the Board of County Commissioners, the Arts Council of Calvert County is funded by support from the CALVERT COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS, private gifts, contributions, and fundraising activities and a grant from the MARYLAND STATES ARTS COUNCIL (MSAC), an agency dedicated to cultivating a vibrant cultural community where the arts thrive. An agency of the Department of Business and Economic Development, the MSAC provides financial support and technical assistance to non-profit organizations, units of government, colleges and universities for arts activities. Funding for the MSAC is also provided by the NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE ARTS, a federal agency.
The Arts Council of Calvert County is proud to be a member of the Maryland Citizens for the Arts
Arts Council of Calvert County 110 Solomons Island Rd. PO Box 2569 Prince Frederick, MD 20678
Offices located in the CalvART Gallery at the intersection of Routes 231 and 2/4
410.257.7005 / fax 410.535.0302 / www.calvertarts.org . Date of last update: May 27, 2015.
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