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Announcing New Artists-in-Residence! Meet them at their Holiday Open Studio December 14

We are excited to announce three new Artists-In-Residence: H.C. Porter, Sigrid Trumpy and Elaine Weiner-Reed. Meet the new Artists-In-Residence (AIRs) at their Holiday Open Studio, hosted together with seasoned Maryland Hall AIRs Elizabeth Kendall and Patrice Drago, on Friday, December 14, 2018 from 6-8 pm.  The Holiday Open Studio will feature studio tours, refreshments and unique, local works of art for sale perfect for holiday gifting. The event is free and open to the public.

Maryland Hall has had AIRs since its founding; in fact, some of the founders of Maryland Hall and current teaching artists have been AIRs. Though the shape of the residency program has evolved over the years, its importance within the larger mission of Maryland Hall remains the same. The residency provides affordable studio space for local emerging and professional artists and showcases “artists at work” to Maryland Hall visitors. The artists bring multi-media work, color, subject diversity and even cultural heritage. AIRs are selected through a jury process as vacancies become available.

Meet Maryland Halls AIRs – Patrice Drago, Elizabeth Kendall, H.C. Porter, Sigrid Trumpy and Elaine Weiner-Reed – at their Holiday Open Studio on Friday, December 14, 2018 from 6-8 pm. The evening will include unique local art for sale, specially selected for holiday gifts, complimentary refreshments, studio tours, demonstrations and an opportunity to talk in person with some of the region’s most respected artists. Patrice Drago says, “At the Open Studio, I’m offering a new line of artwork for decorating children’s rooms. What’s more fun and heartwarming than children and animals? Art for and of both!”

The newest AIRs took up residence and began setting up their studios in November 2018:

H.C. Porter | Photographer, Printmaker, Painter

H.C. Porter, a Jackson, Mississippi, native, is an internationally known painter, printmaker and photographer with a signature gallery in historic downtown Vicksburg, Mississippi. Her artwork is in private and corporate collections around the globe and has been featured in numerous museum exhibitions for the past 30 years. Most recently, Smithsonian’s national Museum of African American History and culture in Washington, D.C., added one of Porter’s pieces to their collection. In 2015, her Backyards and Beyond painting series became a permanent exhibition in the Ground Zero Hurricane Museum in Waveland. Her work is featured on album covers, including one featuring the voices of Maya Angelou, Patti LaBelle and Chaka Khan. Porter’s work is also featured on the cover of Beyond Katrina, a book by U.S. Poet laureate Natasha Trethewey. Her work hangs in the Mississippi Senate offices in Washington, D.C., and is in the collection of former Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour and Marsha Barbour. In 2009, Porter received the Mississippi Institute for Arts and Letters Visual Arts Award and was included in the 2011 Mississippi Invitational at the Mississippi Museum of art. She has been the recipient of a Visual Artistic Fellowship from the Mississippi Arts Commission.

Sigrid Trumpy | Painter, Printmaker

Sigrid received her BFA from Maryland Institute College of Art in painting where she studied with Raoul Middleman and Peter Hooven, and her MFA from Pratt Institute in printmaking, where she studied with Walter Rogalski and George McNeil. Sigrid has worked most recently as Director of Exhibits & Visual Arts at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts ('08-'17), and as studio manager at Castle Hill Center of the Arts in Truro, Massachusetts (2017). She was also Curator of Prints at the U.S. Naval Academy Museum and Exhibitions Installer at Mitchell Gallery, St. Johns College. She is currently painting and freelance curating.

Elaine Weiner-Reed | Painter, Sculptor

Elaine Weiner-Reed (EWR) is an award-winning, internationally known artist. Bilingual in French, she resides in Maryland, where she has worked for over 38 years as a professional artist and writer. Weiner-Reed’s work has been included in international exhibitions in China, Hong Kong, India, Spain, France, Poland, Canada, and at least 25 national exhibits across the U.S. – to include three solo/featured and two group shows in Chelsea (NYC). Weiner-Reed’s three solo shows in Maryland (2016, 2017, 2018) launched her “Every Painting is a Song” creative collaboration initiative. Her art is in public and private collections in the U.S., Poland, France, Italy, Bulgaria, Spain, and Africa.

In Poland in 2017, she participated in painting public murals along a major highway in Myslenice. Weiner-Reed’s art has been reviewed or featured in The Dobra Polska Szkola, Studio&Gallery Magazine, The Palette Magazine, The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, The Washington Post, and The Baltimore Sun, among others.

Help Bring "art for all" to Everyone! with a  Maryland Hall Membership!

Purchase a one-year Maryland Hall Membership from December 15 - January 3 and receive an additional 3 months of membership benefits FREE!                       

                               

Your membership not only provides you with benefits like discounts and accessibility to a creative community but it also supports the funding of our programs – like outreach, exhibitions, performances, and classes – that allow us to pledge “Art for All” to our community year round. As the fiscal year comes to an end please help us to ensure the success of our programs by supporting Maryland Hall’s mission through a year-long membership”

Your investment as a Maryland Hall Member include the following benefits:

- Discounts on tickets to Maryland Hall performances and select events and select Resident Company performances 

- Discounts on tuition for all Maryland Hall classes; members pay no registration fees 

- Coupons to local businesses 

- Advance notice of exhibitions and performances and the opportunity to purchase tickets before the general public 

- Mailings of Maryland Hall catalogs and electronic newsletters

Memberships purchased from December 15 - January 3 that would normally expire in December 2019/January 2020 will expire in March/April 2020. Additional months of membership will be added to your account. Offer Valid for all Membership Levels

Visit here to purchase a membership.

Explore your artistic side with local Annapolitan and renowned painter Kim Hovell! Create your own original artwork at one of these popular workshops.

Sip and Paint Workshops with Kim Hovell:

Explore your artistic side with our popular Sip and Paint workshops. Create your own original artwork under the guidance of local artist Kim Hovell. Bring your own wine and snacks to enjoy during the workshop. Participants must be 21 or older. 

Friday, March 1 at 6 pm | SOLD OUT!

Wednesday, February 13 at 6 pm | SOLD OUT!

Saturday, June 8 at 1 pm | SOLD OUT!

NEW All Ages Workshop - Painting with Kim Hovell:

Saturday, May 11 at 1 pm | SOLD OUT!

This workshop is catered to all ages and skill levels. Students will enjoy learning the basics of painting one of Hovell's well-known subjects - whether it be a crab, an oyster, or a beach scene, you are sure to take home an original work of art worth hanging up in your own home!

**Note: This is not a "sip" and paint with Kim Hovell and alcoholic beverages are not permitted.** Due to the high level of requests for workshops for younger ages we will be providing both sip and paints and basic painting workshops so everyone can join in on the fun!

    

“My favorite thing about teaching is the feeling I get when someone lights up and says, ‘Oh, I get it.’ To share that with someone else and see them feel joy over creating something beautiful; that’s why I do it. The joy and understanding of how you got there is what it’s about.”  

For the 30 years Andrea Olney-Wall has taught art classes at Maryland Hall, she’s ended every class the same way: with an art show. “It’s really important to reward kids for their work,” she says and so on the last day of class she hosts a reception with food and a display of the students’ self-selected best work. Olney-Wall’s own passion for art took off in the 5th grade making doll clothes, weaving belts and creating all kinds of things by hand. “I would see something in a museum like an African belt and go home and try to re-create it,” Olney-Wall says. When asked what inspired her arts career, she reflects for a moment and says, “My grandfather was an artist and even though I didn’t get to meet him, I inherited several of his paintings. I think that’s where it came from.”

Olney-Wall continued her path as an artist through high school and college where her fiber sculptures, weavings and paintings were featured in many shows. Alongside her visual art, Olney-Wall was also a dancer. When she reached a point in college where she had to choose between art or dance, she chose art. “I have a Bachelor’s in Fine Art, not in Art Education because I never believed in telling a child their work wasn’t good enough for an A. I found the grading process counterproductive to how you should feel when you create art,” she says. After graduating from the University of Iowa, Olney-Wall and a friend opened a Fiber Arts supply store and Gallery in Iowa City, IA. Six years later, she met her husband and moved to the Annapolis area and began teaching at Maryland Hall in 1986.

Her first classes at Maryland Hall included tapestry weaving, graphic novellas for kids, clothing design for children and acrylic painting. For nine years, Olney-Wall was also an Artist In Resident with a weaving studio and painting studio that she kept with open doors as much as possible while raising two young daughters. “I’ve never had a day where I didn’t want to go to work,” she says. When asked what students can expect in her classes, Olney-Wall says, “Students will find something, a feeling, they can’t get doing any other kind of thing – except maybe from a dance class – and they will improve immediately, learning more than they can use. It’s all up to them; I’m just showing the way.”

In Olney-Wall’s Open Studio classes, students come in with work they’ve started or ideas for new things. She guides them with questions like what are you doing, are you having trouble and what about trying this? The supportive and open environment helps students take a step back and focus on making their work better. For students who don’t know where to start, she employs a trick, “I have them paint with their opposite hand so they lose control and get a little looser.” This semester she’ll introduce new pastel and fiber arts open studios.

Olney-Wall’s past students have gone on to become Elementary Art teachers, parents who bring their students back for classes and, in the case of Christian Siriano, an internationally known fashion designer. “If you love what you do, you’ll succeed and if you love what you’re working on, you’ll be happy,” Olney-Wall says. When she isn’t teaching at Maryland Hall, Olney-Wall can be found creating in her home studio and working on a set of educational books for drawing, painting and pastel. But you’ll have to take a class with her while you can…she and her husband have a dream to move to Greece or Italy where they’ll host week-long workshops for travelers.

The entire Maryland Hall family joins with our community in mourning the passing of our good friend, Mike Busch.  Our sympathies go out to his wife Cindy, longtime member of our Board of Directors, and his daughters Erin and Megan.  Every student, young and old, who has taken a class here; every person who has attended a performance or a film in our theaters; every family that has experienced together the wonderful power of the creative arts has Mike Busch to thank for his enduring commitment to helping make Maryland Hall the premier cultural hub in the region.  This building will stand as a lasting tribute to his vision and leadership.  His love for arts education at Maryland Hall and the Performing Visual Arts Magnet Programs in the County are success stories due to his unwavering support. He will be so sorely missed by so many people.

Margaret B. Davis
President & CEO

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Linnell Bowen
Past-President & CEO

 

 

 

 

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