A Happy Place Celebrates First Friday

Can you lose yourself in the beauty of the Chesapeake Bay? Relax in the unique culture of this region? Enjoy a chat with a waterman-educator-artist? October at A Happy Place boutique answers these questions, with a selection of original oil paintings by artist, waterman and educator John Sharp.

“Turners Creek,” by John Sharp

Painting from his studio and home on the Eastern Shore of Maryland, John strives to depict the unique culture of the Chesapeake Bay and surrounding Tidewater region.

“With a lifetime of experiences, including a career in education, countless hours on the Bay as a commercial waterman, charter boat captain, and recreational sailor, I have accumulated nearly a half century of memories, observations, and experiences,” says John.

Boutique owner Beth Hickman invites the public to A Happy Place on First Friday, October 2 from 3 to 7 p.m. to meet John and view his newest works. “Our shop is spacious with plenty of room for social distancing,” Beth said. “I am pleased to have John’s work in my grouping of artists and was excited to discover that my former high school principal has gone on to become a wonderful painter. John’s work makes me happy.”

A Happy Place, an eclectic resale boutique and gallery, is at 12 North Washington Street in Easton across from the courthouse. It is open Tuesday through Friday from 1 to 6 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information, call 410-200-3867, email ahappyplace@goeaston.net or find the boutique on Facebook.

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