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Recently the Legislatures of MD, PA and VA designated the second week in June as Chesapeake Bay Awareness Week and urged groups to hold events to re-invigorate public enthusiasm for the restoration of the Chesapeake Bay and our local waters. 

To celebrate this week the Annapolis Environmental Commission, Annapolis Green, Annapolis Community Foundation, Annapolis Conservancy, Spa Creek Conservancy and Back Creek Conservancy, invite you to attend a special Annapolis screening of the recently released film Beautiful Swimmers Revisited.  The film was inspired by the 40 year anniversary of the publishing of William Warners Pulitzer Prize winning book "Beautiful Swimmers: Watermen, Crabs and the Chesapeake Bay" and takes a look at how crabs and watermen are doing today. 

The free screening of this film will be held on Monday, June 6 from 7-8 pm at Maryland Hall's gymnasium. Filmmakers Sandy Cannon-Brown and Dave Harp will introduce the film, and afterwards the audience will have a chance to ask questions of several people featured in the film including C.J Canby a Pasadena waterman, Ann Swanson, Executive Director of the Chesapeake Bay Commission, and Anson "Tuck" Hines (invited)  Director of the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center (SERC). 

Several local environmental groups will set up displays in the back of the room to share information about the good works they are doing in our area.

Maryland Hall’s Summer Concert series returns with another season of great music outside on our front lawn and labyrinth and inside in our theatre. Fun for all ages, mark your calendar for our annual summer concerts! All concerts are free and no tickets are required. Wine, beer and food will be available for purchase. 


Sponsored by RPH Architecture
With additional support from Deborah Love in memory of Joe and Jackie Sachs.

 

Old Mill Steel Drum Band
Thursday, May 26 | 6:30 pm
The Old Mill Steel Drum Band is a group of 25-30 performers who play a unique style of music from Trinidad right here in Maryland. Their original upbeat Caribbean style sends rhythmic vibes that gets audiences feet tapping, hands clapping, and head grooving with the beat.

 

Air National Guard Band of the Northeast 
Thursday, June 30 | 7:00 pm
First come, first seated
The Air National Guard Band of the Northeast serves as musical ambassadors for both military and civilian audiences throughout the entire Mid-Atlantic and Northeast region. The band consists of 40 members who are all traditional Air National Guard members with civilian careers who meet one weekend a month to rehearse and perform. The band will perform a diverse concert of wind band favorites.
 

Vox Pop
Thursday, July 28 | 7:00 pm
First come, first seated
The A Cappella group Vox Pop returns to Maryland Hall to entertain audiences with their soulful melodies, tight harmonies, and a beat that can’t be denied. This Washington, DC-based group recently won the 2nd Annual A-Ca Challenge Competition hosted at DC’s Lincoln Theatre.

 

 

Annapolis Heritage Commission honoring Anna Greenberg with City of Annapolis Living Landmarks Award here at MD Hall on Thursday May 19th at 5:30 pm. 

Read about the event here.  

Read about all the Living Landmark honorees in the Capital Gazette: 

http://www.capitalgazette.com/news/annapolis/ph-ac-cc-preservation-50-05...

 

The Maryland Hall community is very sad to learn of the passing of MHCA instructor Lee Boynton.  Lee was a visual arts instructor for more than 25 years teaching hundreds of adult students the art of watercolor, pastel, oil and plein air painting.  Lee had a dedicated following for his classes and his skill and expertise as an instructor helped Maryland Hall become known for excellent instruction in the visual arts.

In addition to being a long-time instructor, Lee was an Artist-in-Resident from 1980 to 2004 and served on Maryland Hall’s Board of Directors from 1996 to 2004.
     
Linnell Bowen, MHCA President says, “I first met Lee in 1995 when he was selected to paint three large historical murals for the Annapolis City Hall for the 300th Anniversary Celebration.  The paintings are his legacy (and Annapolis’) for all to see. It required extensive research and detailed reenactments, taking over twelve months to complete and were first displayed at Maryland Hall.  We are grateful for his many years of teaching countless students with great dedication to his art form and to Maryland Hall.  He will be missed as an artist, a teacher and friend to all of us.” 

Lee received his BFA from Syracuse University in 1976 and continued his studies at the Art Students League in NYC.  He studied with Cedric and Joanette Egeli in Annapolis, MD and Henry Hensche at the Cape School of Art in Provincetown, MA.  Under Henry’s teaching, Lee embraced the wonders of Impressionism, seeing and painting the changing color of light using a palette of colors that corresponds the natural spectrum of light.  Lee took what he learned from Henry in oil and applied it to the watercolor medium.  Painting the Impressionist Watercolor, an instructional art book he co-authored with Linda Gottlieb, one of his longtime students, is based on his teaching.  It was published by Watson Guptill in 2004. Click here to read a full biography about Lee.  

A memorial service for artist Lee Boynton has been announced. It will take place Saturday, May 14, 2016 at 2 pm at Redemption House Life Center, 7489 Baltimore Annapolis Blvd, Glen Burnie, MD.   

A Go Fund Me account had been set up to assist his family with medical and other expenses.  Patrons who would like to make a donation can click here. 

Linnell Bowen was recently interviewed on Comcast Newsmakers about Maryland Hall's Spring events and performances.

Click here to see the interview.   

 

Thank you to the Severn Town Club for underwriting this event; and Annapolis Ice Cream Company.  

Main Stage
Annapolis Opera’s Faust set

First Floor
Academy Ballet School of Annapolis demonstration Room 101 2-4 pm 
Ballet Theater of Maryland demonstration Room 102
Letter Press Demonstration - Bob Hardy Room 110
Pottery Open Studio demonstration Room 112
Pottery ‘seconds sale’ Room 114 
Joe Dickey - Woodturning Demonstration Room 119 1:00-4:00pm 
Glass and ‘seconds sale’ Room 117A
Hands-on Activity for Children Room 117B
Etching-Sigrid Trumpy Room 117C
Maple Academy of Irish Dance Performance Gym: 2 -3 pm 
Raku Pottery Rear Parking Lot: 1-4 pm 
Grand Opening:  Lighthouse Catering Eatery 
ArtReach - Jovenes Artistas Art Show Hallway Gallery  

Second Floor
AYAP and Jovenes Artistas demonstrations Room 200
Voice Sample Classes - Alina Kozinska, Peabody Room 201:  3-4 pm
Face Painting Room 205
Annapolis Film Festival Room 212: 2 -4 pm
Andree Tullier – Figure Drawing for Teens Demo Room 213: 1-2:30pm
Ric Conn- Painting in Gouache Demo Room 214 1-3 pm
Don Cook Show and Gallery Talk Chaney Gallery
Maggie Sansone Chaney Gallery 1-2 pm
Opera, Theatre

Third Floor
Face Painting Room 300
Belly Dancing demonstration Room 301:  2:30-3:30 pm
Belly Dancing Mini-workshop with Carmen Nolte Room 301: 3:30-4:00pm
Popcorn Room 303
Eileen Razzetti dance classes Room 306
Peabody-Harp Recital Room 308 1-1:45 pm

In the Galleries
Don Cook Show and Gallery Talk Chaney Gallery 
AIR Exhibition Martino and Openshaw Galleries
ArtReach - Jovenes Artistas Art Show Hallway Gallery

 

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