Art for the Holidays (November - December 2011)

MSG artists will be joined by other local artisans to present a holiday exhibit. So, if you are tired of shopping at noisy, busy malls, come by and find that perfect and unique gift in our beautiful gallery. The gallery will be participating in radio HEAT'S Turn up the Heat on Cambridge and selected green dot items will be 10.6% discounted and purchases eligible for the station's iPod drawing. In addition to the November Second Saturday recption from 6-9pm, a special reception will be held on December's Second Saturday. Come join us for an art raffle and win a chance to take home an original work of art. Art for the Holidays opens on November 4 and closes December 30.

Art for the Holidays

Cornucopia (September - October 2011)

Famed fiber artist Heidi Wetzel is our guest artist. The gallery will display a large collection of her award-winning baskets and hangings. Meet the artist and members of the gallery at the Second Saturday reception in September. During the October Second Saturday reception Heidi will demonstrate how she makes her baskets. Cornucopia runs from September 2 to October 29.


Metamorphosis (July to August 2011)

The grand re-opening of the Main Street Gallery as an artist-run facility is planned for July 1, 2011, with a special Second Saturday reception to be held on July 9. "Metamorphosis" features new and old images by celebrated Eastern Shore photographer, Dave Harp, and the multi-media work of local artists. This show runs July 1 - August 27; ribbon-cutting and reception July 9, 6 - 9pm.


Artist Preview Show (March to June 2011)

This was an Artist Preview Show, featuring the work of regional artists who have been invited to participate in the formation of an artist-run gallery that would operate the Main Street Gallery in the future. A free reception happens Second Saturday, May 14, 6-9pm.

Visionary Valentine (February 4-28, 2011)

Heidi Wetzel at the Main Street Gallery, Cambridge, MD

 Heidi Wetzel

Linda Perry at the Main Street Gallery, Cambridge, MD

 Linda Perry

Dave Gibbons at the Main Street Gallery, Cambridge, MD

Dave Gibbons

Visionary Valentine is the theme at the Main Street Gallery Feb. 4-28. The show explored how several regional artists conveyed the theme through a mix of media, including woven telephone wires used to make the basket by Heidi Wetzel, pictured above. This show included the Visionary Valentine benefit auction and party on Saturday, February 12, 7:30-10:30pm. Visitors enjoyed champagne and sweets, an auction and bluegrass music by Eli McCoy and friends. Cost: $20 per person.

Divine Feminine (January 7-22, 2011)

Anna Grace Harding

The feminine aspect of divinity, often interpreted and depicted as the Divine Mother, has a long tradition from Quanyin in China, to Shaki in India, and the Venus of Willendorf in Austria. The concept of yin/yang tells us that the Divine essence of all is the creative summary of both male and female principles. This can be found in the mythology and folklore from all cultures from the earliest times to the present day. The relevance of this issue to our contemporary lives is explored through 20 artists' interpretations of this theme. The artists' works include many different mediums: sculpture, photography, painting, wall-hangings, textile art and mosaics.