Studio Tour with AIR Kate Osmond

Left to right:  Ariel views of her work; different bodies of work.


Below left to right:  Finished work; Kate's studio

Bottom left to right:  works in progress; close up of Osmond's Waterfront work

Bring your canned goods to Maryland Hall now through November 21 and help us support the Light House Shelter.  We will have boxes to collect the cans in the lobby and in the main office.

On November 21 at noon, join us on the Maryland Hall  labyrinth (in front of our building)  as we line the labyrinth with all of the donated cans of food and host a community walk on the labyrinth.  All ages are welcome at the labyrinth walk on November 21 and canned goods can also be brought that day.  

Thank you in advance for your donations and support of Lighthouse Shelter.       

Maryland Hall President Linnell Bowen was honored at an event in Baltimore on November 17th as a 2015 Circle of Excellence finalist in the non-profit sector by Smart CEO.

The Circle of Excellence Awards program recognizes the region’s most accomplished CEOs for business excellence in distinct categories. Companies are nominated from all size and industry categories, public or private.  An independent committee of local business leaders selects the winners based on their industry impact and market leadership.  Congratulations Linnell!

Register today for one of the new classes offered during Winter/Spring 2016.  

Children’s Classes

Class ID# W16-20036 2/6 - 2/6 | Sat (10 -11:30am) Member: $35 | Non-Member: $60
Class ID# W16-20037 4/2 - 4/2 | Sat (10 -11:30am) Member: $35 | Non-Member: $60
Class ID# W16-20038 3/5 - 3/5 | Sat (10 -11:30am) Member: $35 | Non-Member: $60
Class ID# W16-20042 2/6-2/27 Sat (10:45-11:45am) Member: $110 Non-Member: $135
Class ID# W16-20044 4/9 - 4/30 Sat (10:45-11:45am) Member: $110 Non-Member: $135
MIXED MEDIA APPROACH Ages: 7-10 years | Debra Soreff
Class ID# W16-20051 3/21 - 5/9 | Mon (5 -6:15pm) Member: $135 | Non-Member: $160
MAPLE ACADEMY OF IRISH DANCE: CHAMPIONSHIP LEVEL Ages: Level-Based | Maple Academy of Irish Dance
Class ID# W16-20096 1/7 - 3/10 | Thu (6:30-8pm) Member: $305 | Non-Member: $330
MAPLE ACADEMY OF IRISH DANCE: CHAMPIONSHIP LEVEL Ages: Level-Based | Maple Academy of Irish Dance
Class ID# W16-20097 4/7 - 6/2 | Thu (6:30-8pm) Member: $305 | Non-Member: $330

Teen and Adult Classes

TECHNIQUES IN FUSED JEWELRY Ages: 16+ | Clare Shepherd
Class ID# W16-20420 4/26 - 5/10 | Tue (6:30-9:30pm) Member: $125 | Non-Member: $150
TECHNIQUES IN FUSED JEWELRY Ages: 16+ | Clare Shepherd
Class ID# W16-20421 4/26 - 5/10 | Tue (1 -4pm) Member: $125 | Non-Member: $150
PAINTING WITH GLASS Ages: 16+ | Clare Shepherd
Class ID# W16-20424 2/23 - 3/8 | Tue (6:30-9:30pm) Member: $125 | Non-Member: $150
PAINTING WITH GLASS Ages: 16+ | Clare Shepherd
Class ID# W16-20425 2/23 - 3/8 | Tue (1 -4pm) Member: $125 | Non-Member: $150
Class ID# W16-20435 2/27 - 2/27 | Sat (10am-4pm) Member: $140 | Non-Member: $165
Class ID# W16-20436 4/2 - 4/2 | Sat (10am-4pm) Member: $140 | Non-Member: $165
Class ID# W16-20437 5/7 - 5/7 | Sat (10am-4pm) Member: $140 | Non-Member: $165
Class ID# W16-20453 1/26 – 3/15 | Tue (6:45-9:15pm) Member: $200 | Non-Member: $225
Class ID# W16-20454 1/28 - 3/17 | Thu (9:30am-12pm) Member: $200 | Non-Member: $225
BEGINNER WHEEL I: MONDAY Ages 16+ | Renata Mastroti Kunkel
Class ID# W16-20455 2/ - 3/14 Mon (9:15-11:45am) Member: $180 Non-Member: $205
Class ID# W16-20468 1/9 - 2/6 | Sat (9:30am-12:30pm) Member: $200 | Non-Member: $225
Class ID# W16-20469 2/20 - 3/19 | Sat (9:30am-12:30pm) Member: $200 | Non-Member: $225
PURPLE WORKSHOP Ages: 18+ | Nancy Van Meter
Class ID# W16-20531 2/6 - 2/6 | Sat (9:30am-12:30pm) Member: $35 | Non-Member: $60
EARTH COLORS WORKSHOP Ages: 18+ | Nancy Van Meter
Class ID# W16-20532 3/5 - 3/5 | Sat (9:30am-12:30pm) Member: $35 | Non-Member: $60
BLACK & WHITE WORKSHOP Ages: 18+ | Nancy Van Meter
Class ID# W16-20533 4/9 - 4/9 | Sat (9:30am-12:30pm) Member: $35 | Non-Member: $60
IMPRESSIONISM: AN INTRODUCTION Ages: 16+ | John Ebersberger Class ID# W16-20552 4/16 - 4/16 | Sat (9:30am-3:30pm) Member: $95 | Non-Member: $120
DRAWING & PAINTING INTERIORS Ages: 18+ | Andrea Olney-Wall
Class ID# W16-20558 1/9 - 2/27 | Sat (1 -3:30pm) Member: $225 | Non-Member: $250
PLEIN AIR WORKSHOP Ages: 18+ | Andrea Olney-Wall
Class ID# W16-20559 3/5 - 4/16 | Sat (1:30-3:30pm) Member: $165 | Non-Member: $190
PILATES MAT & BARRE Ages: 18+ | Chery Mauck
Class ID# W16-20601 1/15 - 5/13 | Fri (8:30-9:15am) Member: $195 | Non-Member: $220
PILATES MAT & BARRE Ages: 18+ | Cheryl Mauck
Class ID# W16-20602 1/13 - 5/11 | Wed (8:15-9pm) Member: $195 | Non-Member: $220

Progression Photos by Brian Kyhos



Studio Tour with AIR Brian Kyhos


Pastels used in Bryan Kyhos' latest work                   AIR Brian Kyhos' studio at Maryland Hall



Ink and color from the artist's sketchbook                 Ink drawing in Brian Kyhos' sketchbook



Sketches by Artist-In-Residence Brian Kyhos           Window view of the artist's studio


An Interview with Brian Kyhos

What projects are you working on at the moment? Pastel drawing or paintings, depending on the way you look at them. They are also somewhat sculptural. I also do actual sculpture but I haven’t gotten into that in my studio here at Maryland Hall.

What are the primary materials that you use?  I’m working with pastel now but I also like oil painting. I have done all phases of bronze casting which was my first love. I love to work with modeling wax - it’s a very meditative process. I am mindful of the history of the material. I work with whatever materials I have at hand. I’ve been accused of being a pack-rat.

What’s your earliest memory of art? I’m not sure. I was always drawing with crayons. I was one of those kids that on my first day of kindergarten I drew a ship on the ocean and kids thought it really looked like one. I guess I have always had an innate ability.

How do you know when a work is finished? A lot of my thinking takes place in my sketchbooks. I will keep drawing and working until my brain gets so that I want to make something different. The beauty of sketchbooks is there are different ways to draw. Analytical is where you are trying to draw a figure and you want to record what you are seeing. Or, you draw out from yourself like a self-expression to get in touch with your inner side. I do both.

How has your time as an AIR been? Was it how you expected? It has been mostly great. A few distractions but the atmosphere is very supportive. And, seeing the children come in for the dance classes is wonderful. I always love meeting artists and new people. I love the social connections.

When you work, do you love the process or the result? I like both. You know the writer Henry Miller? He would make these artworks and he would sneak down at night to see them because it gave him such joy to look at them. I occasionally give work to people and I call them my children. Sometimes I forget that I have given them out and I will see them at people’s houses. I say it is like visiting my children.

What is your ideal creative activity? I love creative writing and taking pictures. Taking a walk or making food can also be a creative undertaking.

Which artists do you most admire? I like the Wyeth family. Andrew, N.C., Jamie, and Peter Hurd. The Wyeth studio is open to the public in Brandywine Pennsylvania. N.C. always considered himself to be an illustrator but he elevated it to a fine art and I love it when people are able to do that. Then it becomes a spiritual thing. For me art and music are very spiritual.

Why are they your role models? The Wyeth’s, Michelangelo, Georgia O’Keefe, Edward Hopper, Winslow Homer… there work always resonates with me. I have done a lot of reading about artists and their lives. It is always interesting to see what life they lived. Salvador Dali was very playful - as was Picasso - and that is the attitude I try to have in my work as well.

Does anyone in your life regularly inspire you? My wife does. She is a good worker and is good to use as a sounding board. My kids are too. They are all very positive in their outlooks on life. 

Who is your muse and why? My wife is definitely a muse. She inspires me to not get stuck in places and keep moving. My dog ruby is a muse for sure. He is a Cavalier King Charles spaniel. He’s a show stopper.

What is your creative ambition? World Domination. No, My ambition as I am here is to create a new body of work, to have a show and have people enjoy it.

What are your habits? What patterns do you repeat? I like to drink tea and enjoy a glass or two of wine. I like to go on walks with my wife.

Is a creative dialog important to you and if so how do you find it and with whom? I feel pretty secure in who I am and what I like to do. Dialog as far as being influenced if people like my work or not - I am not concerned with that. I like the idea of storytelling. I like people to create their own ideas about my work.

I think a lot of artists get funny about making copies of things that they like. A lot of the great masters did just that and went to museums and copied art. That’s how you learn. I find it a very helpful habit. I like to write and I have done the same thing with writing. I started keeping a journal, mostly to remember happy times, and gradually overtime they would turn into a place where I would copy passages that I have read. It is important to do that.