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EXHIBITS



2010


Art-cessories (November 13-December 31, 2010)

Art-cessories at the Main Street Gallery, Cambridge, MD

 

 

Art-cessories at the Main Street Gallery, Cambridge, MD

 

Art-cessories at the Main Street Gallery, Cambridge, MD


This popular holiday-season exhibit featured a dramatic installation of wearable, functional artworks, from jewelry to scarves to hats to fashions to home accessories and more. New inventory added throughout show. Extended hours for holiday shopping. Visitors met the artists and enjoyed refreshments during free receptions held on November 13, 5-8 pm, and December 11, 5-8 pm.







Spirit World (October 2-30,2010)

Lily of the Willow by Joni Simpson at the Main Street Gallery, Cambridge, MD

Joni Simpson

 

Beckett Inside Out by Mary Ann Schindler at the Main Street Gallery, Cambridge, MD

Mary Ann Schindler

Trapped, Only in Mind by Cory Evans at the Main Street Gallery

Cory Evans


Spirit World was a Halloween season exhibit featuring the ghostly, the spiritual, and the impact of the unseen. Works by top contemporary artists explore these themes through painting, photography, and 3-dimensional pieces. Visitors met the artists at a reception on Second Saturday, October 9, 5 to 8 pm. The reception also featured young artists from the New Beginnings Youth Program line dancing to "Thriller."







Pieces of the Path: Exploring the Art of Mosaic (August 6-September 25, 2010)

Soul by Susan Wasilewski at the Main Street Gallery, Cambridge, MD

Susan Wasilewski

 

Pear by Craigie Succop at the Main Street Gallery, Cambridge, MD

Craigie Succop

Mary Ann Schindler at the Main Street Gallery

Mary Ann Schindler


Pieces of the Path featured mosaics from several artists from the Eastern Shore and beyond. The show included not only unusual decorative pieces, but also a variety of functional art, from small vases to substantial tables. This was the third annual Mosaic Show, one of the most popular shows of the year. The mosaic show extended to a mosaic path down Race Street, encompassing several galleries, shops, and a number of large-scale outdoor permanent installations. Mosaic sites included: Main Street Gallery (413 Muir Street), Cannery Way outdoor mural (400 block of Race Street), LunaChick (430 Race Street), 447 Gallery (447 Race Street), Joie de Vivre Gallery (410 Race Street), Ave Salon Spa (501 Poplar Street), Sunnyside (500 Poplar Street), Dorchester Center for the Arts (321 High Street), and GiGi's Trattoria (305 High Street). The show at the Main Street Gallery ran August 6 to September 25, 2010.







Chair/ity (July 2th to August 2, 2010)

Chair/ity at the Main Street Gallery, Cambridge, MD

Patricia
Novella Hayes

 

Chair/ity at the Main Street Gallery, Cambridge, MD

Terry White

Chair/ity at the Main Street Gallery

Dave Gibbons

 

Chair/ity at the Main Street Gallery


Chair/ity! Featured an eclectic collection of chairs transformed into works of art by top contemporary regional artists, plus artwork on the theme of chairs. The Chair/ity bash was held on Friday, July 9, and included an aunction to benefit the New Beginnings Youth Program. Show ran July 3-August 2, 2010.







The Figure: Motion/Emotion (May 7-June 29, 2010)

The Figure: Motion/Emotion at the Main Street Gallery

 

 Lisa Krentel at the Main Street Gallery

Lisa Krentel

 

Patricia Novella Hayes at the Main Street Gallery, Cambridge, MD

Patricia
Novella Hayes

Jeff Lang at the Main Street Gallery, Cambridge, MD

Jeff Lang

 



The Figure: Motion/Emotion featured works about sports, athleticism, exertion, and the human figure in action by top contemporary regional artists. Look for interesting multimedia, from fabric curtains to images projected on the floor to art that incorporates blue lights. Featured artists included Dave Gibbons, Jeff Lang, Michael Perry, Joni Simpson, Debbie Hayes, Terry White, Pat Hayes, Lisa Krentel, and others. Timed to coincide with the annual Eagleman Ironman 70.3 triathlon in Cambridge on June 13. Free artist reception open to all on Second Saturday, June 12, 5-8 pm. Show ran May 7-June 29.







The Green Show (March 5 to May 3, 2010)

 Necklace by Victoria Tane at the Main Street Gallery

Victoria Tane

 

The Green Show, David Gibbons, Main Street Gallery, Cambridge, MD

David Gibbons

Green Show at the Main Street Gallery

 



This show featured works by top contemporary regional artists on themes of the environment and sustainability. Many works featuring recycled materials and found objects were displayed







Passion (February 2010)

A range of contemporary artists shared their views on the sultry art of passion through works in a wide range of media. In conjunction with the show, the Visionary Valentine event on Feb. 13 offered champagne, desserts, and auctions of art on the theme of passion.







Art-cessories (November/December 2009)

 

Ibhana Creations

 

The Shore: Line, Light & Color, Main Street Gallery, Cambridge, MD

Robert Murphy

 

 Susan Wasilewski





'Tis the season for Art-cessories at Main Street Gallery, where a special installation of wearable and functional artworks was featured through the end of December. From jewelry to objects d'art, from feathers to furniture, from the fine to the funky, more than 300 one-of-a-kind gifts were on display in downtown Cambridge's spacious contemporary art venue. Prices ranged from $15 to $3,000. The work of more than 20 regional artists and crafts people were exhibited, as well as a special fiber and accessory display created by Meena Tharmaratnam, the internationally known founder of Ibhana Creations, which has an exclusive line of women's dresses, jackets, scarves, hats, and jewelry. And, this was the last chance patrons had an opportunity to acquire a piece of the St. Michaels-based artist Robert Murphy's distinctively whimsical painted furniture before he moved to Colorado.

A free reception was held on Saturday, December 12, from 5 to 8pm, in conjunction with the Second Saturday festivities and the Old-Fashioned Christmas celebration in downtown Cambridge. The show also featured a sneak preview via photography by David Harp of the public sculpture being created to celebrate the City of Cambridge's 325th Anniversary. The piece was designed by artist Martin Hughes, and is being fabricated by the skilled craftsmen at Cambridge International, the world's largest manufacturer of metal belt and wire cloth.









The Shore: Line, Light and Color (October 2009)

The Shore: Line, Light & Color, Main Street Gallery, Cambridge, MD


Marilyn Benton

The Shore: Line, Light & Color, Main Street Gallery, Cambridge, MD Marcia
Wolfson Ray
The Shore: Line, Light & Color, Main Street Gallery, Cambridge, MD

Dave Harp



Showcasing an eclectic mixture of artists and media in celebration of line, light, and color on Maryland's Eastern Shore. Artists include Carla Huber, Diane Stoecker, Pat Hayes, Bob Madden, Deborah Haynes, Dave Harp, Anne Nielsen, Dave Gibbons, Fran Saunders and Marcia Wolfson Ray (her work is pictured here), among others.







Pieces of the Path: Exploring the Art of the Mosaic (August to September 2009)

Mosaic Show, Main Street Gallery, Cambridge, MD

Vortex, by Mary Ann Schindler

 

Mosaic Show, Main Street Gallery, Cambridge, MD Blues Guitar of Gratitude, by Susan Stockman Mosaic Show, Main Street Gallery, Cambridge, MD

Blessing Bowl Altar, by Anna Grace Harding



Mosaics took over downtown Cambridge during the second annual multi-site exhibit, Pieces of the Path: Exploring the Art of the Mosaics in August and September. The exhibit showcased works by nine Eastern Shore mosaic artists along a mosaic path that encompassed five art galleries and several outdoor sites, including the large-scale mixed mosaic-and-paint mural created by local artists on the side of the Hunt Insurance building on Race Street. Pieces of the Path: Exploring the Art of the Mosaicsfollows in the footsteps of an enormously successful exhibit presented a year ago. This second edition is even more extensive, with work featured at 10 different sites.

Path Map

Participating artists in the Mosaic Path were: Parran Collery, Carol Gordean, Anna Grace Harding, Deborah Coffin Kennedy, Joyce Fritz Ritz, Mary Ann Schindler, Susan Stockman, Craigie Succop, and Jen Wagner. The exhibit was anchored at the Main Street Gallery, where dozens of mosaics were on display, ranging from small vases to musical instruments to tables to large wall mosaics.







Artist Invitational (July 2009)

Artists from around the Eastern Shore were invited to submit work for this invitational mixed media exhibit.

Diane Stoecker at the Main Street Gallery

Crab Scape by Diane Stoecker

 

Bird of Prey by Ann Sharp at Main Street Gallery

Bird of Prey by Ann Sharp

 

 

Rhythms by Martin Hughes at Main Street Gallery

Rhythms by Martin Hughes









In the Groove (May to June 2009)

in the Groove, Main Street Gallery, Cambridge, MD



This mixed media show included computer generated work, abstract impressionism, watercolor, and more from Eastern Shore artists including Heidi Clark, Loring Cornish, Sheryl Goodspeed, Carol Gordean, Sung Hong, Martin Hughes, Tim Larkin, Joyce King LaForce, Robert LaForce, Joe Mayer, Carol Minarick, George McHenry, John Moran, Linda Perry, Mary Ann Schindler, and Craigie Succop.







Abstract Awareness (March to April 2009)

Sung Hong




In March and April, Abstract Awareness featured the work of Sung Hong and her students. Ms. Hong is a Chesapeake College professor who has exhibited in Korea, New York, and Washington, D.C.







Visionary Valentines (February 2009)

This exhibit featured artists displaying their ideas about love through painting, sculpture, and an imaginative display of visual art.







Wrap It Up: Comfort and Joy (November 2008 to January 2009)

Wrap It Up: Comfort and Joy



This show featured an exciting mix of regional painting, sculpture, photography, mosaic and mixed media. Art-related books, notecards, jewelry and other gift items were also featured. The show continued through the end of January.







The Nanticoke: Portrait of a Chesapeake River (November 2008)

The Nanticoke: Portrait of a Chesapeake River



The pristine beauty of the Nanticoke River, captured in the photography of Chesapeake Bay photographer David Harp, was on display at the Main Street Gallery in November. The photographs came from Mr. Harp's newest book, The Nanticoke: Portrait of a Chesapeake River, published by Johns Hopkins University Press. The book also includes essays by environmental writer Tom Horton. There was a book launch reception at the gallery 5 to 8pm, Saturday, November 8. The show began November 5 and continued through the end of the month.







Another Man's Treasure: The Art of the Found Object
(October 18 to November 1, 2008)

Found Object



Another Man's Treasure: The Art of the Found Object, showcased wide-ranging works of art by area artists who have repurposed everyday objects from rusty tools to broken teacups into art. Participating artists included Janna Craze, Dotti Heimert, Martin Hughes, Kyra Krystof, Robert LaForce (whose work is pictured above), Carol Minarick, Karen O'Dowd, Mary Ann Schindler, Jen Wagner, and Helaine White. Special guest artist Loring Cornish, whose work is part of the permanent collection at the American Visionary Arts Museum in Baltimore, is a Baltimore resident who has adorned his Druid Park home with mosaics and shards of mirrors. His work is known for a bold use of objects and abstract design. The exhibit continued until November 1.


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