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Arts Alive 17 was the most successful fundraising event in the history of Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts (MHCA), grossing more than $205,000.  Proceeds from the event will fund Maryland Hall’s mission to “art for all” to more than 100,000 people of all ages in our community. 

The theme for the event, which took place on Friday, September 11, was “Swing for the Arts.”  The event began in a “tent under the stars” on Maryland Hall’s front driveway with a sizeable silent auction and tasting stations featuring food and drinks donated by 22 local restaurants, caterers and hotels.  Following the silent auction, guests moved inside to Maryland Hall’s newly-renovated theatre for swing and jazz music by the Craig Gildner Big Band and a live auction and a paddle raise in support of Maryland Hall’s Outreach Program.   

More than 500 people attended the event, including guests of 37 sponsors who donated between $1,500 and $10,000 in support of Maryland Hall.  Guests included Maryland First Lady Yumi Hogan, Representative John Sarbanes, Anne Arundel County Executive Steve Schuh, State Senators John Astle and Ed Reilly and Former Maryland First Lady Frances Glendening. 

“We could not have raised these vital funds without the generous donations from 150+ local businesses, organizations and restaurants who contributed valuable goods and services to the event,” said Linnell Bowen, MHCA President.  “We are also thankful to our 100+ Arts Alive volunteers, led by Event Co-Chairs Barbara Jackson and Lisanna Gardiner, for their time, energy and enthusiasm.”   

Proceeds from Arts Alive help underwrite Maryland Hall’s 2015-2016 season of performances, exhibitions, outreach and education activities that will positively impact the lives of thousands of people in our community.

 

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

 
PARENT & CHILD FUSED GLASS VALENTINES Ages: 6+ | Clare Shepherd
Class ID# W16-20036 2/6 - 2/6 | Sat (10 -11:30am) Member: $35 | Non-Member: $60
 
PARENT & CHILD GLASS BUGS & BUTTERFLIES Ages: 6+ | Clare Shepherd
Class ID# W16-20037 4/2 - 4/2 | Sat (10 -11:30am) Member: $35 | Non-Member: $60
 
PARENT & CHILD GLASS PET PORTRAITS Ages: 6+ | Clare Shepherd
Class ID# W16-20038 3/5 - 3/5 | Sat (10 -11:30am) Member: $35 | Non-Member: $60
 
EXPRESSIVE PAINTING Ages 6-8 Livia Fiori
Class ID# W16-20042 2/6-2/27 Sat (10:45-11:45am) Member: $110 Non-Member: $135
 
CROSS CULTURAL PAINTING & ART Ages 6-8 | Livia Fiori
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
 
CHAIN MAKING FOR BEGINNERS Ages: 14+ | Nick Barnes
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
 
CREATING FUNCTIONAL CLAY FROM A SLAB Ages: 16+ | Laura Switkes
Class ID# W16-20453 1/26 – 3/15 | Tue (6:45-9:15pm) Member: $200 | Non-Member: $225
 
CREATING FUNCTIONAL CLAY FROM A SLAB Ages: 16+ | Laura Switkes
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

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