Corporate sponsors provide vital operating support for Maryland Hall's creative arts activities. In return for their financial contribution, local businesses receive a variety of benefits that provide extensive visibility and the opportunity to "give back" to our community. "Maryland Hall must raise approximately half of our revenue from private sources -- individuals, corporations and foundations to ensure our creative programming thrives and grows," says Donna Anderson, MHCA's VP, Marketing and Development. "We are very grateful to corporate sponsors, like Severn Savings Bank, for their valuable support helping us deliver art for all to our community." Businesses interested in learning about sponsorship should contact MHCA's Development Office at 410-263-5544, ext. 25.

Kevin Carter, Severn Savings Bank

Why did Severn Savings Bank decide to be a Maryland Hall sponsor?
As the bank's CRA (Community Reinvestment Act) Officer, one the many things I’m responsible for is looking at where we are donating to the community we serve, what organizations we’re selecting and what those organizations do. We’ve made the conscious decision that one of the avenues we are going to support is the arts. Maryland Hall is the melting pot of the arts. It’s not just the performing arts, or dance or theatre, it’s also sculpture, painting. (Maryland Hall) provides summer programs for kids and programs throughout the school year, especially programs for underserved children. That’s a key part and that brings the CRA tie back in. One of the main things I look at is who is supporting the underserved and ensure that some of our dollars get directed towards those types of programs. At Maryland Hall, you can support all of the arts versus just one....It is a hub for the arts in the Annapolis community. It has sustainability.

Why is supporting the arts important?
Study after study show how the arts impact grades and education. Local school systems can fade in and out of the arts, but Maryland Hall is that constant where even if you feel as though your child isn’t getting (the arts) in their local school, there’s an avenue that you can go to. There is that tie into education and the importance of education in arts....It’s also clear that there’s an importance to the arts as it is related to the community that we live and work in. There’s also a tie to the arts and business and tourism....When there is a show at Maryland Hall, it affects the local restaurants that are within walking distance...there is an economic effect that the arts has and Maryland Hall has on this community.

Severn Savings Bank is very philanthropic in our community, why is that important to your business?
There are two parts. There is the part that by law and regulation--we are required to and that’s the CRA Act. But the bank has always been philanthropic. Our leader, Alan Hyatt, has always given back to the community either personally or through the bank....We feel it’s important to give back to the community that you serve--it's that simple...We support 40-50 nonprofits and I’m still running across some I never knew existed....All of the nonprofits seem to work together and support each other. You can go to a nonprofit event and see three other Executive Directors from other nonprofits attending and supporting that event....Being a small community bank, we all live and work and play in the Annapolis area. It is important to support the area and local organizations.

In a few words, how would you describe Maryland Hall?
Stability, innovative, fun, entertainment.

Donna Anderson, Maryland Hall's VP, Marketing and Development was recently interviewed on Comcast Newsmakers about Maryland Hall's Summer events and performances.

Click here to see the interview.  

 

Enter the Arts Alive raffle to win one of these extravagant trips.

Raffle tickets are $100 each - only 200 tickets will be sold!

Drawing: September 9 at Arts Alive 18 at Maryland Hall 

Winner need not be present. Raffle winner picks the trip of their choice.

Some restrictions apply including blackout dates.

Click here to download an order form to enter the Arts Alive Raffle.

Click here for information about Arts Alive.

Trip Option #1:  5 Nights in London with Airfare for 2

Enjoy 5 nights at one of the finest 5-star hotels in London, Hyatt Regency London – The Churchill. Situated in the heart of London’s West End, this luxurious hotel is within walking distance to many of London’s leading attractions from Buckingham Palace to Hyde Park, along with the exclusive shopping areas of Oxford Street, Soho, Bond Street, Mayfair and Marylebone.

Trip Option #2:  6 Nights in Switzerland with Airfare for 2

Venture to the Heidi-like region of eastern Switzerland and enjoy a 6 Night Stay at Swissôtel Zurich. Also included is a guided coach tour to Appenzell and to the cheese factory in Stein, a visit the outlet of the famous chocolate-maker Lindt, and an aerial cable car ride to Mt. Hoher Kasten for views over the Rhine Valley.

Trip Option #3:  4 Nights in Bermuda with Airfare for 2

Perched on Bermuda’s stunning south shore with miles of pink sand beaches, the luxurious Fairmont Southampton, Bermuda beach resort sits on nearly 100 acres, dotted with lush bougainvillea and towering coconut palms. Conveniently located in the mid-Atlantic, less than a two-hour flight from most east coast gateways; this Bermuda hotel is perfect for Atlantic vacations and getaways year-round.

Trip Option #4:  3 nights in San Francisco and 3 in Sonoma with Airfare for 2

Get a taste for the best of Northern California during your stays in lively San Francisco and the serene Sonoma Valley. The Fairmont San Francisco puts you in the middle of metropolitan excitement and is world-renowned for offering an awe-inspiring view of the city and the bay from high atop Nob Hill, while The Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa provides you with the ultimate elegant oasis in the heart of California’s cherished wine country.

Trip Option #5:  2 Nights in Pebble Beach with Round of Golf and 2 Nights in Big Sur with Airfare for 2

Enjoy a California golf getaway! Includes two night stay at The Inn at Spanish Bay at Pebble Beach, a round of golf including cart at Pebble Beach Links for 2; a two night stay at the Hyatt Carmel-Highland Inn; $250 Budget Rental Car Certificate and round trip airline service for 2 to either San Francisco or San Jose, CA. 

Trip Option #6:  4 Nights in Mont-Tremblant, Quebec with Airfare for 2

Experience the ultimate of comfort and treat yourself to the perfect location when staying in Mont-Tremblant, Quebec. Nestled in the heart of a scenic village at the foot of the mountain, Fairmont Tremblant is the only ‘’ski-in/ski-out’’ resort of the region, offering easy access to ski tracks or hiking trails. 

 

We currently have 8 talented Artists-in-Residence (AIR's) at Maryland Hall that work in a diverse variety of media and styles. AIR's work in their studios throughout the week and can be visited by patrons interested in learning about their art or purchasing their work. We checked in to see what they've been working on and what exciting exhibits/residencies/shows they are currently a part of. 

 

 

c.l.bigelow (left to right), Skeleton of Nests and Nest Outside

c.l.bigelow (studio 312A) -  c.l.bigelow is getting ready to showcase her nests like this one at "Artina 2016: Art in Nature", a juried collection of work by members of the Washington Sculptor Group at the Sandy Spring Museum.

The show runs June 30 – September 30, 2016
Opening Reception: June 30, 6:30 – 9 pm

 

  

Lindsay Pichaske, Evocative Animals

Lindsay Pichaske (studio 314B) - Lindsay Pichaske, is teaching a one-week workshop at Santa Fay Clay in Santa Fe, NM July 4th-8th!

Her workshop called "Evocative Animals" will allow participants to gain insight into her own work and they'll in turn learn how to sculpt animals from clay. Check it out here.

She is also a part of the Foggy Bottom Sculpture Biennial that runs through October 22, 2016.

 

 

 

Kate Osmond's Studio at Maryland Hall

Kate Osmond (studio 305) - Kate Osmond will soon be starting a six week summer intensive at Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) in Baltimore for her MFA in studio art. Check out the program here.

 

   

Work by Elizabeth Kendall at the Montpellier Art Center

Elizabeth Kendall (studio 310B) - Elizabeth Kendall just returned from a month-long residency in Edinburgh and is now installing work at Montpelier Art Center for their 35th Annual Invitational Sculpture Show which opens this Friday, June 10th, 2016.

 

For more information about our Artist-in-Residence Program go here.

 

 

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...

 

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