The public is invited to visit The Artists’ Gallery on June 1 from 5 to 8 p.m. for light refreshments for the opening of its most recent exhibit, “From the Land of Pleasant Living,” by Jeanne Saulsbury. Jeanne’s work will be featured throughout the month of June. The Artists’ Gallery is located at 239 High Street in Chestertown and is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sundays from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m.
According to Jeanne, “Being native to the Eastern Shore, I love to wander the area and seek out reminders of days past in antique shops. For this show I chose to honor things that contribute to the uniqueness of the area from an old “Natty Boh” beer can to a slice of 10-layer Smith Island Cake. I have included oysters, fancy oyster plates, as well as our famous Maryland Blue Crabs.”
Jeanne paints from her studio “Shady Grove” in Ridgely. After college, she painted and studied watercolor for 25 years but switched to oils when Easton started the Plein Air Art Festival. She found that for her, oils were the answer to catching the light in and out of doors. She is a former partner of The Artists’ Gallery in Chestertown and is still an exhibitor there. She is also past president of the Working Artist’s Forum in Easton.
Jody Primoff will also be showing paintings in mixed media, acrylic, ink, and watercolor on First Friday. For many years, Jody has found the Eastern Shore to be a special source of inspiration for her work with its water vistas, enormous skies and changing weather. Come for one last look, as June will be Jody’s last month as an exhibitor with The Artists’ Gallery. Also in June, Michele Armitano’s creative work in sterling silver and semi-precious stones will be showcased as well. She was inspired by the natural beauty she found while living in Venezuela.
“Capt. Fisher Oyster Can,” by Jeanne Saulsbury.