CalvART Gallery presents: White on White, February 2015 February 11th through March 8th
Reception, Valentines Day, Saturday, February 14th, 2015, from 5 to 8pm
CalvART Gallery's February Show White on White challenged gallery artists to respond to this theme with imaginative works of art. The result is elegant, contemporary, and thought provoking. We recommend this exhibit for art lovers of all media. The special White on White pieces created over the past three months pulled the artists slightly out of their normal working mode (in color) and into endeavors using no color… or should we say "all color?" After all, what is white, but the combination of all visible colors?
The CalvART gallery artists responded to the challenge in their own media. Carol Wade, painter, will be showing the portrait, Figuring It Out (30’’ x 40’’), a white on white acrylic painting / drawing of her son. Though a painter, Carol loves the graphic, raw sense of a drawing. In this piece, she experimented with textured cool and warm whites in acrylic paint and brown pastels. Carol's show piece was drawn with pastels, painted over with thin paint then contrasted with thick paint applied with a palette knife. Nia Olabesi, painter, has created a large white abstract called Worlds Collide that epitomizes the meaning and intent of the White on White concept. Along with the painting, she has written a lyric poem and statement which will be shown along with the painting. Jeweler Mickey Kunkle asks, "What is more white than pearls?" and will be showing an elegant necklace featuring lots of pearls. Mimi Little is working on a painting of a conch shell, sun-bleached white, from an island in the Florida Everglades. Suzanne Shelden, painter, is having fun with paintings, one titled, Polar Bear in a Snowstorm, and then two still lifes, one called looking in and the other called looking out. Watercolorists Megan Richard and Mary Blumberg are still playing with the theme in their studios. But we know they'll produce delightful art. Megan says, "I don't really have anything much yet - just ideas floating around and the beginnings of a collage that I am gessoing white and then maybe rubbing on some off white ink that will go in the crevices. Not sure how it is going to work! I will also do a snowy landscape." Ceramicist Denise Breitburg says her work for the show is "almost White on White" She has made some small porcelain sgraffito cups. They're really black on white, "but hopefully close enough." Sylvia Hill, pastel artist and portrait artist extraordinaire, is showing a group focused on a white cat. Woodturner David Wardrup will be showing a Maple Burl Bowl and a mushroom keepsake box with a Maple stem and cap; and many other pieces. Pam Callen, painter, has finished a small winter scene of delicate pastels, and has a larger piece in the works. Artist Ann Crain has two incredible paintings "in the works!" and this show hopes to premiere these, but we won't force genius... so if not "ready for White on White," then ready shortly after. Photographers Kevin Higgins, Alyson Schwartz, and Lonnie Harkins will have several works to show - some intimate, and some dramatic in scope. Jimmy Cintron, jeweler, will have 2 local sea glass pendants weaved with 4mm pearls and Swarovski crystals , 1 choker weaved with seed beads and pearls, and one sea nettle earring pair, all using silver plated wire. Jimmy's also produced some gorgeous St. Valentine-themed jewelry for the month. Carol Thieme, painter, will be showing two big beautiful floral paintings. CalvART welcomes two new member artists in the show White on White: Sculptor Larry Ringgold joined our gallery this January. His wonderful driftwood art is a great complement to the gallery. For the show, White on White, he says, "I may have two works that foot the bill...got to get them completed...an eagle and a hippocampus." Jeweler Suzanne Nawrot will exhibit new works using frosted "faux" beach glass and beaded kumihimo. Remember calvART Gallery when looking for a gift for the one you love. The gallery has a wonderful selection of jewelry and art cards to make this Valentine's Day especially meaningful.
Calvart Gallery 2015!
Group Show: Small Works
Show: Through Jan 31st
White on White
Show: February 11 - March 8 Reception: February 14
Meeting March 9
Show: March 11 - April 5 Reception: March 15
The Arts Council of Calvert County, in conjunction with the Southern Maryland Heritage Area Consortium and the Calvert County Department of Economic Development, announce the creation of the Patuxent Art Trail. The Trail will highlight Calvert County Art Galleries and Gallery activities and events. Look for more information beginning spring of 2015.
CSM Holds Auditions for Spring Production, Jan. 26-27
The College of Southern Maryland’s Fine Arts Department is holding open auditions beginning at 6 p.m., Jan. 26-27 for its upcoming spring production “All Out.” “All Out” will be performed on all three campuses on March 5-6 and March 12-14. The comedy follows a group of game show contestants on their quest to win big money. It starts as a typical show, but as the game progresses, layers and layers of the contestants’ exteriors are exposed. “All Out” poses the question: What extremes will people go to, to win a prize of $100,000? This production may not be suitable for younger audiences. Auditions will be in the Fine Arts Center Theater, located on the La Plata Campus, 8730 Mitchell Road, La Plata. Those auditioning should prepare a one-minute monologue. For information, visit www.csmd.edu/Arts or call the Box Office at 301-934-7828.
Showing in the Mary Beth Harry Student Art Gallery ...
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.
PAT GIARDINA CARPENTER WOMEN IN BUSINESS FUND
Dedicated to helping women achieve their dreams. Providing funding for vocational training, college courses and projects for women-owned businesses. For more information on the Fund or to make a tax-deductible contribution in her memory, visit www.pgcwomensfund.org (leaving site).
The Patricia Giardina Carpenter Women in Business Fund
C/O The Bay Business Group
P.O. Box 858, North Beach, MD 20714
Sponsored by the Bay Business Group -- P.O. Box 858, North Beach, MD 20714
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.
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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
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