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Academy Art Museum Announces May Events
May 18 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
The Academy Art Museum’s exhibitions are generously supported by the Maryland State Arts Council, the Talbot County Arts Council and the Star-Democrat. Free Docent Tours are every Wednesday at 11 a.m. for all exhibitions.
AAM @ 60: The Diamond Exhibition
Through July 8
In 1958, the Academy Art Museum opened its doors to the public as the Academy of the Arts. In 2018 the Museum invites all audiences to celebrate its 60th anniversary, honoring the past and celebrating the future. Program highlights include a special two-part Diamond Exhibition, representing the creative genius of artists from Europe and the United States, spanning from the 17th century to the present. The AAM @ 60: The Diamond Exhibition will showcase a representative range of treasures and Picasso, and selections of its holdings in other media, including painting, photography and sculpture.
New Photography: National Juried Exhibition
Through July 15
Photographic artists have submitted their latest works to a new national juried show at the Academy Art Museum in Easton. The exhibition aims to highlight the current state of photography across a broad spectrum. Artists may submit all types of photographic works including digital, analog, alternative processes, and others.
Elizabeth Casqueiro: Entrances and Exits
Through July 15
May 4 • 5:30 p.m. Artist talk on First Friday
Elizabeth Casqueiro is a visual artist who was born in England and grew up in Portugal, studying art at St. Martin’s College of Art in London, the Corcoran School of Art, and the Washington Studio School. Her work is an exploration of masked identity and taps into the playful and entertaining origins of identity through a series of works involving the action hero, the stage actor, and what she calls “the cheesy plot.” Following her fall solo gallery show in Portugal last year, the Academy Art Museum is offering her a first solo museum exhibition in the United States.
Kittredge-Wilson Lecture Series
These lectures feature an exciting array of speakers who impart a diversity of perspectives on subjects such as art, architecture, history and literature. Pre-registration is suggested at academyartmuseum.org.
Painting for Princes: Dutch Art by Jan Baptist Weenix
Friday, May 18, 6 p.m.
Anke Van Wagenberg, Senior Curator, Academy Art Museum, will discuss paintings of Jan Baptist Weenix and his son Jan Weenix. These important Dutch masters and contemporaries of Rembrandt painted Italianate landscapes, portraits and still lifes.
ARTS EXPRESS TRIPS
Tuesday, May 8
One of the world’s great gardens, Longwood’s story is one of legacy, innovation, and stewardship. Longwood Gardens are a living expression of all that the founder, Pierre S. du Pont, found inspiring, meaningful, and beautiful. From the intricate fountain systems to the meticulous gardens to the architectural grandeur, awe-inspiring discoveries await at every turn.
Exploration into Intaglio Printmaking
Instructor: Rosemary Cooley
May 4 – 6 • 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Students will learn how to prepare film positives of their artwork, which may then be later exposed onto light sensitive photo emulsion coated steel plates, known as Solarplates. Suitable artwork includes ink wash drawings, charcoal, pen and ink drawings, photographs, and other non-copyrighted images. Students will examine various film positives, which they may make themselves at a copy shop onto acetate sheets, and then will bring them to class to develop the images and print them on the etching presses in the new Printmaking Studio. This workshop is for the serious printmaker.
Mosaic Workshops for Adults and Teens
Instructor: Sheryl Southwick
May 23 • 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. May 24 • 10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
June 13 • 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. June 14 • 10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
July 11 • 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. July 12 • 10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Students will learn the basics of mosaics: breaking and cutting glass and pottery, applying shards to a wooden surface with adhesives, applying grout. At the end of each workshop, the students will have a beautiful mosaic piece to take home. All essential materials and tools will be provided.
Mentors: Diane DuBois Mullaly and Sheryl Southwick
May 29-31, 9 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Diane and Sheryl invite all painters in any medium to paint along with them during this unique mentored outdoor painting experience. Each day the group meets at a different fabulous private property. Diane and Sheryl will make rounds to each painter’s easel throughout the morning to make suggestions and give advice. They will also be painting. At about noon, the group will have lunch together, while Sheryl and Diane lead a constructive group critique of the paintings from that day. In the event of heavy rain, the group will paint indoors.
Mini Masters Academy
Mini Masters is an art-based, early enrichment program for two to four-year old children. Flexible enrollment days are offered from September through May, Monday through Thursdays, 9 a.m. to noon, with optional extended day until 2 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for information and availability.
PERFORMING ARTS CLASSES
Piano & Guitar Lessons
Instructor: Raymond Remesch
Contact Raymond for further information at 410-829-0335 or email@example.com.
Instructor: Georgiann Gibson
Contact instructor for information at 410-829-2525 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ballroom and Latin Dance
Instructor: Amanda Showell
Contact instructor for information at 302-377-3088 or visit dancingontheshore.com.
For additional information, visit academyartmuseum.org or call 410-822-2787.