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MHCA Presents: Dan Zanes

Sunday, September 30, 2012 | 3 pm

$28/$23 MCHA members/$18 Child (10 & under) and Senior (65+)

Dan Zanes Website

Dan Zanes has two things that set him apart from everyone else. First, he makes homemade family music and encourages similar behaviors in friends and neighbors. Second, he is the guy that sings along with anyone, anywhere. This Grammy Award winner for Best Musical Album for Children will take the stage on Sunday, September 30 at 3 pm.

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On Screen/In Person: “Runaway” – Amit Ashraf

Tuesday, October 16, 2012 | 7 pm

$10/$7 MCHA members

"Runaway" Trailer

In Amit Ashraf’s first feature film, “Runaway,” the crowded city of Dhaka is the perfect hiding place for men seeking to disappear. Babu has made it his life mission to find these runaways and return them to their families and rural villages. But Akbar is a man with powerful connections and a race against time begins as Babu tries to return him home before his pursuer catches up.

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Showcase Artist Series: Casey Driessen

Wednesday, October 24, 2012 | 7:30 pm

$15/$10 MCHA members

Casey Driessen Website

With limitless energy and spontaneity, The Singularity Tour kicks off in the summer of 2012, putting Casey Driessen’s unique creative vision center stage. The setup is simple: One man, one fiddle, one pedal board. Mixing his signature percussive fiddle style with digital loops and effects, the Grammy-nominated fiddler will build each show layer by layer in real time in front of the audience. The result is a one of a kind experience that pushes the boundaries of musical genres and styles.

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MHCA Presents: Chris Isaak

Tuesday, November 13, 2012 | 7:30 pm

$78/$73 MCHA members

Chris Isaak Website

As a child spinning his parents 45s in their Stockton, California home, Chris Isaak has been obsessed with the glory days of Memphis' Sun Studio and the visionary artists who got their starts there—including Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Roy Orbison, Carl Perkins and Jerry Lee Lewis—all of them discovered and nurtured by the late, great Sun Records founder Sam Phillips. Now, at long last, Isaak has acted on this lifelong obsession, magically recapturing the transformative hepcat brilliance of the classic sides cut by these greats at Sun with Phillips during the mid-'50s, while also getting down to the heart and soul of his own deeply rooted musical identity. "Beyond the Sun", Isaak's first Vanguard Records release, is truly a labor of love. Nominated Grammy singer-songwriter, American rock musician Chris Isaak will perform live at Maryland Hall on Tuesday, November 13.

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Showcase Artist Series: Dirk Hamilton

(Georgie Jessup opening)

Wednesday, November 14, 2012 | 7:30 pm

$15/$10 MCHA members

Dirk Hamilton Website

Singer-songwriter Dirk Hamilton picked up a guitar as a youth and was writing songs and playing live performances by the time he was in high school. He moved to Los Angeles in the late 70s and recorded four critically acclaimed albums: two while at ABC Records, and two while at Elektra/Asylum Records. A poet and musician known for his uniquely intelligent lyrics and passionate performance style, Hamilton creates music that can't be pigeon-holed into one genre or another, so indie rock, alt-rock, roots music, americana and folk-rock are often used. For his lyrics and performance style he is most often compared to Dylan, Van Morrison, and John Hiatt.

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On Screen/In Person: “Dislecksia: The Movie” – Harvey Hubbell

Thursday, November 15, 2012 | 7 pm

$10/$7 MCHA members

"Dislecksia: The Movie" Trailer

The light-hearted documentary “Dislecksia: The Movie” chronicles dyslexic director Harvey Hubbell V’s journey across the United States to learn more about a condition affecting 35 million Americans. Along the way he discovers that scientists are close to unlocking its secrets. The film gives dyslexics and their families hope as well as a crash course in how to keep smiling.

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Showcase Artist Series: Rob Levit Holiday Show

Wednesday, December 12, 2012 | 7:30 pm

$15/$10 MCHA members

Rob Levit Website

Get in the holiday spirit with noted area musician Rob Levit and talented local performers for an enjoyable assortment of holiday music and carols.

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WAE Presents: Israeli Vocalist and Band

Monday, December 17, 2012 | 7 pm

FREE

World Artists Experiences Website

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Showcase Artist Series: Jayme Stone

Wednesday, January 9, 2013 | 7:30 pm

$15/$10 MCHA members

Jayme Stone Website

Two-time Juno-winning banjoist Jayme Stone makes music inspired by folk traditions from around the world. His latest album, Room of Wonders, explores music from Norway, Sweden, Bulgaria, Brazil, Italy and North America. The repertoire includes a movement from Bach’s French Suite, a Moorish sword-fighting dance and Stone’s lush, edgy originals.

Stone thrives on unexpected inspiration: Japanese poetry, Brazilian literature, instruments he found while traveling in remote Malian villages. He finds it with influences as diverse as Anouar Brahem, Bill Frisell, and Toumani Diabaté. His Juno Award-winning albums, most notably Africa to Appalachia, both defy and honor the banjo’s long role in the world’s music, turning historical connections into compelling music.

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MHCA Presents: Peking Acrobats

Thursday, February 7, 2013 | 7 pm

$27/$15 MCHA members and children

Peking Acrobats Website

The Peking Acrobats, a troupe of China's most gifted tumblers, contortionists, jugglers, cyclists, and gymnasts complemented by live musicians playing traditional Chinese instruments will bring their 2,000-year-old tradition of acrobatics to North America for an extensive tour of North America.

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On Screen/In Person: “Cafeteria Man” – Richard Chisholm

Tuesday, February 19, 2013 | 7 pm

$10/$7 MCHA members

"Cafeteria Man" Trailer

“Cafeteria Man” tells the true story of rebel chef Tony Geraci and his mission to radically reform the way kids eat at our nation’s schools. It’s about overhauling a dysfunctional system. It’s about what’s possible when citizens come together and what it takes, and who it takes, to make solutions happen.

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MHCA Presents: Footworks Percussive Dance – “Steps & Stripes”

Friday, March 8, 2013 | 8 pm

$25/$20 MCHA members and children

Footworks Website

”Steps & Stripes” was conceived when The Baltimore Office of Promotion and the Arts commissioned Footworks to create a piece to commemorate The Star Spangled Banner’s 200th anniversary and perform it for the 50th annual Americans for the Arts conference in Baltimore in June of 2010. Robert L. Lynch, President of Americans for the Arts, wrote that it was a “rousing and patriotic performance” and that the audience “loved the portrayal of our American history and its many threads through dance. [It was] a deeply moving and entertaining piece that resonated with us all.”

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On Screen/In Person: “Abel Raises Cain” – Jenny Abel

Tuesday, March 12, 2013 | 7 pm

$10/$7 MCHA members

"Abel Raises Cain" Trailer

In “Abel Raises Cain”, the filmmaker provides an unprecedented glimpse into the life and extraordinary career of her father, Alan Abel, the notorious media prankster who has made a name for himself several times over with a series of elaborate hoaxes and schemes, all of which were designed to provoke, amuse and make people question everything that they see, hear or read.

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Showcase Artist Series: The Farewell Drifters

Wednesday, March 13, 2013 | 7:30 pm

$15/$10 MCHA members

The Farewell Drifters Website

Rising out of Nashville’s thriving independent music scene, the Farewell Drifters are an alt-folk band known for their 60’s era-inspired harmonies and adventurous musical energy. They have crafted a seamless blend of intellectual psychedelic pop with melodic songs that openly explore the brightest and darkest corners of life with raw intensity. The Farewell Drifters’ latest album, Echo Boom, has been met with critical praise and finds them growing from young men into thinking men and establishing their considerable place in this world.

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Showcase Artist Series: “Music in Art” – Joe Dickey

Wednesday, April 17, 2013 | 7:30 pm

$15/$10 MCHA members

After jamming together for two decades, friends Joe Dickey and Henry and Cindy Whitesel took their music to the streets, and Crabgrass made its debut at a street festival in Annapolis in 1993. From there, the band played at gallery openings in the local area, retirement homes, and street festivals. When the washtub bass player retired in 2001, Tim Bowen joined the band. The band has been playing regularly at the famous 49 West Restaurant and Café in downtown Annapolis since 2000. They bring their special blend of harmonies and instrumentation to traditional and contemporary bluegrass, gospel, folk, and country music. On display will be a collection of woodturning pieces by Joe Dickey.

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On Screen/In Person: “What We Need Is The Impossible” – Sam Green

Tuesday, April 23, 2013 | 7 pm

$10/$7 MCHA members

“What We Need Is The Impossible!” gathers together an evening length program of short films by Academy Award nominee Sam Green. The eclectic mix of documentaries range from a portrait of the world’s largest shopping mall in China to an elegy for Meredith Hunter, the young man killed by Hells Angels at the notorious 1969 Altamont concert, to an exploration of the little- known universal language of Esperanto.

To purchse tickets, visit our website www.marylandhall.org or click here.

 

 

 

July 27 - August 30, 2012

*Join us for a free opening reception on Friday, July 27 from 5:30 - 7 pm.*

Chaney Gallery

Ceramics - Recent work from Maryland Hall ceramics instructors and students.

Martino Gallery

Art of Glass - Artwork by Maryland Hall instructor Gayla Lee and her students.

*On Saturday, August 18 at 3:30 pm, there will be an illustrated gallery talk by Gayla Lee on the process of combining glass blowing and kiln forming. Free and open to the public.

Balcony Gallery

Emerging Artists II - Recent work by Maryland Hall A.I.R. Alexandra Crosby and local artist Caitling Sherwood.

 

Alcove & Cafe Gallery

Recent portraits of George Barbosa, Lynn Graves and Vincent Travani by members of the MD Hall Portrait Co-op.

Young artists between the ages of 10 and 18 can get a lot out of the Saturday workshop, Portrait Drawing Portfolio Development, where students are immersed in figure and portrait drawing. If you are preparing a portfolio for the Performing and Visual Arts Magnet entrance for Middle School or High School. Or perhaps preparing for college or an art institute, this intensive one-day workshop is for you! Kim Farcot, the instructor, also teaches at the Bates Middle School Performing and Visual Arts Magnet, so she knows what they're looking for.

The class starts off with get-to-know-you games, stretching, and gesture drawings to warm up and then moves into studying the proportions of the body and head. After lunch, students get to draw from a live professional clothed model.The class takes place in the same studio where weekly life drawing and portrait painting groups meet and is equipped with easels, drawing horses, lighting and a model stage.

The workshop is given on a Saturday from 9:30 am - 3:30 pm. Click here for a complete list of classes being offered this Winter/Spring. In November's workshop, there was an amazing group, who were engaged, focused, and very talented. They worked intently, even during breaks, and the final critique at the end of the day showed great promise by these up and coming artists!

Student from the Portrait Drawing Portfolio Development workshop on November 3, 2012.

 

Winter/Spring 2013 Classes offered by Kim Farcot

Wednesday Morning Figure Co-op - The Drawing Co-op is open to artists who show sufficient artistic and technical development and are capable of working independently. For ages 18+.

January 2 - June 26, 2013 | Wednesdays, 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

Long Pose Drawing & Painting Figure Co-Op - The Drawing and Painting long pose is open to artists who show sufficient artistic and technical development and are capable of working independently. For ages 18+.

January 3 - June 27, 2013 | Thursdays, 6:30 - 9:30 pm
 

Portrait Co-op - The Portrait Co-op provides a variety of live models on a weekly basis. Each portrait subject sits for four consecutive sessions to enable the artists to complete comprehensive drawing/paintings in a risk free environment. For ages 18+.
January 4 - June 28, 2013 | Fridays, 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

Figure Drawing Portfolio Development - Get a solid foundation in figure or life drawing to enhance your portfolio and prepare you for college. Students will create a series of charcoal or graphite life drawings starting with the basic form and proportions of the human figure, drawn from a live draped model. For ages 10-16.

March 2, 2013 | Saturday, 9:30 am - 3:30 pm

Portrait Drawing Portfolio Development - Get a solid foundation in portrait drawing to enhance your portfolio and prepare you for college. Students will create a series of charcoal or graphite drawings, starting with the basic form and proportions of the human head, drawn from a live model. For ages 10-16.

April 6, 2013 | Saturday, 9:30 am - 3:30 pm

 

 

Local artist Jin Lee has installed a test run of the work she will be installing for her
January-February 2013 exhibit on the front lawn of Maryland Hall.
 

 

 

 
A brief statement from Jin Lee about her work:

Cloud Passage was inspired by the packing material used for my move from the west coast to the east coast. The final form will be a representation of my personal journey, of the transitions I experienced when I moved to San Francisco and back to Annapolis. The trees, symbols of the two communities, are linked by a web to express my connection to both coasts.

The desire to use this material birthed the concept behind the classes I proposed to Maryland Hall; to teach my students how to make site-specific art with re-purposed materials. Cloud Passage is constructed entirely with materials and methods easily obtained and learned by students enrolled in my class.

The current installation is a test to understand how the material will behave in the environment and hold up to the elements. A more complete sculpture is scheduled to be installed in January of 2013.
 

 

Currently in the Martino and Chaney Galleries is Anima Mundi, an exhibition featuring more than 40 works in clay, marble and bronze and drawings by internationally-known sculptor Claire McArdle. The exhibit is on display through June 9, 2013. 

On Thursday, May 9 at 7 pm, Maryland Hall will host a FREE Gallery Talk with Claire McArdle. This will be a great opportunity to meet the artist and learn about the process of making her beautiful sculptures and drawings. 

Of her work in the exhibition, McArdle says, “ten years ago I moved my studio out West to a working ranch. This collection of work has grown out of that period. It reflects the revitalized relationship I have with the land and the animals, and also my deepened awareness of the natural cycles of life and death.​

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