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This year's Comcast Cares Day was a great success! 

Friends and families spent the day doing some gardening at Maryland Hall! Helped clean up the grounds, laid mulch and stone and did a little landscaping and it was greatly appreciated!

Thank you to all who came out and helped keep the grounds at Maryland Hall looking their best. 

Follow the link below and watch the video to see what a great contribution Comcast Cares Day is to Maryland Hall and the community.

https://sproutvideo.com/videos/489ad8b61a18e4c4c0

 

Purchase a Young Patron membership during the month of February and receive an  additional young patron membership free to share with a friend. Learn more about Young Patron memberships and join today.


 

Young Patron Happy Hour

 

Maryland Hall is hosting a free happy hour in the galleries on Thursday, February 23rd from 5-7 pm. This is an opportunity to view artwork, learn more about the Young Patrons, and enjoy wine from Great Frogs Winery. 

RSVP to the FREE Happy Hour Here. Those who RSVP in advance will be entered to win admission for 1 to the Sip and Paint with Kim Hovell on Thursday, March 2nd at Maryland Hall. 

 

We are saddened to learn of the passing of Phyllis Avedon at the age of 90.  Phyllis was a long-time MD Hall Artist-in-Residence, a founding member and coordinator of our Drawing and Painting Co-ops and organizer of many trips to arts destinations around the region.  She was a vital part of our community for many years and will be missed.   To read more about Phyllis Avedon and her accomplished life please follow this link.

Music Together Chesapeake teachers

Christine Brimhall graduated from the Hartt School of Music (University of Hartford) with a Bachelors degree in both flute performance and music education. She continued her flute studies at Yale University, receiving her Master of Music in Flute Performance. Christine taught instrumental music in Prince George's County, Maryland for six years. As a music educator, she values the importance of early childhood music education and embraces family music making. Christine has participated in Music Together programs with her two daughters and started teaching Music Together in Fall 2011.  In July 2013 she completed a three-day refresher training, and earned her Music Together Certification I in July of 2014. 

Mandy Stinchcomb has a Bachelor's degree in Theatre from Goucher College in Baltimore. She began singing in choral groups over 17 years ago, and has had a love of music ever since. Mandy  has been participating in Music Together with her children since 2004, and has greatly enjoyed sharing music with her three children through the program. She completed her teacher training in the summer of 2008, and has been teaching family classes since the fall of that year.  Mandy has also taught Music Together In-school in Pasadena, MD. 

Art class Instructors

Holly Rosario was born in rural upstate New York, and spent her childhood exploring its forested terrain. Introverted and aesthetically curious by nature, Holly was interested in art from a young age. In 2007 she moved to Baltimore to attend the Maryland Institute College of Art where she pursued her Bachelors of Fine Arts in conjunction with a Master of Arts in Teaching. While at MICA, she developed an interest in watercolor, inks, paper cuts, and ceramics as well as a passion for art history.  As an artist, Rosario’s papercut works and watercolors are inspired by a love of nature on its most minuscule levels, and explore the role of pattern and repetition in the processes of growth and decay.  Rosario spent three years as an Elementary Art Teacher with Baltimore County Public Schools and is excited to continue her teaching at Maryland Hall.  She sees her pursuits as artist and educator as inseparably intertwined, and hopes to facilitate transformative learning by sharing her passion for the visual world.  She will be teaching visual arts classes for children.  

 

 

Video Above: Participants of AYAP's Summer String Institue 2016 perform an excerpt of
 Martinu's Serenade No. 2 for fellow students in a masterclass setting.

 

Young artists

As frequent visitors to Annapolis, we have been privileged to attend several of the area's numerous cultural events.

On a recent night at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, the concert of the Annapolis Young Artists Program was one of the finest and most inspirational.

It was truly amazing to hear and to watch the professionalism of these young performers as they presented their summer string concert of various chamber and orchestral pieces under the excellent direction of Zack Stachowski, the conductor.

The newest addition to the program, the delightful junior artists ages 8 to 12, also performed some Beethoven and Handel.

If you get the opportunity to hear these students sometime, please do and bring your children and grandchildren who just might be inspired as well. What a great opportunity to learn leadership skills, team building and communication while expressing talent through the beauty of music.

The program was started in the basement of a church in Cape St. Claire. Founder Natalie Spehar deserves kudos for her vision for young musicians.

Bravo to all who made this event happen -- the staff, the students and Maryland Hall, for opening its doors for this event.

JIM and PAT YOST

Northampton, Pennsylvania

Original Story published in Capital Gazette Letters 

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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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