Connecting with the Arts – July 2022

Welcome back to the Arts Council of Anne Arundel County’s monthly blog series, Connecting with the Arts,  where we feature news and updates from the arts community in Anne Arundel County. Tune in the last Friday of each month to connect and learn more about the arts organizations that are making an impact locally.

Here’s a look into this month’s post:

  • Don’t miss the current productions happening at the Classic Theatre of Maryland.
  • Annapolis Opera 50th Season Opens with La bohème!
  • Take a look at some upcoming events at the Hammond-Harwood House.
  • Check out MFA’s current exhibitions.
  • Ballet Theatre of Maryland and the Hammond Harwood House present Ballet in the Garden.

You can connect and learn more about these organizations by clicking their logos below. We hope you enjoy!


The Servant of Two Masters (Every Tuesday May 17- Aug. 30th, at 7:30pm performed at Reynolds Tavern):

This hilarious play tells the story of a hungry servant who, realizing that working for two masters could ensure him more food, tries to do the job of two men while working desperately to conceal that fact from both employers. Presented weekly on Tuesdays in the outdoor courtyard at Reynolds Tavern. ***We encourage patrons to arrive between 6:00pm-6:30pm in order to order a pre-show dinner. All patrons should arrive no later than 7:00pm for the performance.***


August Cabaret: An Evening of Jazz Standards (August 7, 2022 at 7:30pm):

Enjoy an evening of live music! These popular costumed and choreographed productions feature our resident singers and special Broadway guest performers, accompanied by the popular Unified Jazz Ensemble. This is perfect for date night or a fun evening out with friends. Our updated Cabaret Venue features cafe tables and a full bar in a relaxed comfortable setting.


Annapolis Opera 50th Season Opens with La bohème!

They say love is all you need, but what if love is all you have? Witness the spark of love that brings light to darkness in Puccini’s beloved opera, La bohème.

On a freezing night in Paris, four struggling artists share unexpected good fortune and rush to the café to celebrate, but Rodolfo lags behind. His life is changed forever when Mimi, a seamstress seeking candlelight, knocks on his door. Puccini’s glorious music captures both the overwhelming rush of love at first sight and the utter devastation of loss in the eyes of poverty and desperation.

Friday, August 26 at 7:30 PM, and Sunday, August 28 at 3 PM. TICKETS HERE

Be immersed in the world of La bohème! 

Experience Café Momus! Enjoy wine and hors d’oeuvres while National Gallery of Art Curator of French Painting, Kimberly Jones, takes you into the world of 19th century France, and Maestro Kier and a La bohème cast member bring the production’s music to life. Tickets are limited – register now!

Saturday, August 13 at 6 PM. TICKETS HERE

Be a part of the many exciting events throughout the 50th anniversary year at

Peale Portrait Tour
Wednesday, August 10 from 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Admission: $15 | HHH Members: $10

This 90-minute tour delves into the fascinating world of the Peale family and their artwork. Highlights include selected works from the special exhibit ”Ambition: Charles Willson Peale in Annapolis” as well as an 1835 Rembrandt Peale painting of George Washington and a rare landscape scene by James Peale.


Two Great Houses Architectural Tour
Saturday, August 20 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Admission: $20 | HHH Members: $10

The Hammond-Harwood House Museum and Chase Home invite guests to a two-hour tour that explores the two architectural treasures in downtown Annapolis. Guests will learn about the architectural details and the longstanding social history that connects these two great houses on Maryland Avenue. Tour begins in front of the Hammond-Harwood House, 19 Maryland Avenue.

Jane Austen Tour
Wednesday, August 24 from 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Admission: $12 | HHH Members: Free

Tour of the Hammond-Harwood House that compares the customs and social graces of the Loockerman family, who lived in the Hammond-Harwood House in the early 19th century, with those of characters in Jane Austen novels.

From Mountain to Marina
MFA Circle Gallery
Aug 6 – 27

Maryland Federation of Art and the Allegany Arts Council are exchanging their upcoming Member Exhibitions this summer. Come see the work of the Allegany Arts Council’s Members at MFA Circle Gallery from Aug 6 – 27. The works were selected by Eric Key, Director of the Arts Program at the University of Maryland Global Campus. Awards will be chosen by Ann Shafer, former Associate Curator of Prints, Drawings, and Photographs at the Baltimore Museum of Art. Awards will be announced at the in-person closing reception on Aug 27 from 4 – 6 PM at Circle Gallery. To learn more and to see the work, visit

From Marina to Mountain
MFA at the Allegany Arts Council
Aug 6 – 27

This show celebrates the artistry of Maryland Federation of Art’s Members in a new forum. MFA’s annual Summer Member show is taking a trip to the mountains of Cumberland, Maryland, where MFA Members’ work will be shown at the Saville and Schwab Galleries of the Allegany Arts Council. This show was selected by Ann Shafer, former Associate Curator of Prints, Drawings, and Photographs at the Baltimore Museum of Art, and the awards will be chosen by Eric Key, Director of the Arts Program at the University of Maryland Global Campus. Join us at the Allegany Arts Council on Aug 6 from 6 – 8 PM for an in-person opening reception and awards ceremony. Visit for more information.

American Landscapes: Scenes from the Americas
MFA Circle Gallery
Aug 31 – Sept 24

From the oceans surrounding it to the mountains dividing it, this land is home to some of the world’s most powerful landscapes. Whether urban, rural, or suburban, the landscapes of our lives are always changing. See the artistic renditions of landscapes from all over the Americas that have made an impact on these artists’ lives at MFA Circle Gallery from Aug 31 – Sept 24. To see the works selected by Juror Al Gury, Professor of Art at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, visit

Elemental: Earth, Fire, Water, Air
MFA Curve Gallery
Aug 15 – Sept 30

What worldly elements do you resonate with? The foundations of our Earth? The intensity and light of flames? The calmness or raging tides of our seas? The freedom of taking flight into the sky? Elemental: Earth, Fire, Water, Air is an online show of work that explores the four elements, either through inspiration or medium. Works selected by Juror Tom Walton, will be on display in MFA’s online gallery, Curve Gallery, from Aug 15 – Sept 30. Visit to see the work.

Angela and Emil Petruncio
MFA at 49 West
Aug 4 – Sept 28

Accomplished multimedia MFA artists Emil and Angela Petruncio will be showing their work at 49 West from Aug 4 – Sept 28. Angela earned a Fine Arts degree from the University of New Mexico and primarily works in mixed media assemblage and collage. She allows the found objects and images in her little poems to tell their own story, inviting viewers to make their own interpretations of the resulting narrative. Angela established and chairs the biennial found object exhibition at Circle Gallery, “Eye of the Beholder.” Emil is a self-taught digital artist and an oceanographer whose work is influenced by his childhood exposure to Ukrainian folk art and Byzantine icons, as well as the symmetry, colors, shapes, and lighting apparent in nature. His work ranges from nature photography to abstract cubist works and colorful mandalas created by manipulating digital photos. Emil is the chair of MFA’s annual all digital media show, “Digital Directions.” Join us at 49 West on Aug 7 from 5 – 7 PM for an opening reception. Learn more about the Petruncios and MFA’s other restaurant shows at

Ballet Theatre of Maryland and the Hammond Harwood House will present Ballet in the Garden on September 18th at 4:30pm. Ballet in the Garden will feature our dancers in an intimate environment in the gardens of the Hammond Harwood House. From the dancers to the beautiful surrounding landscape and historic building in the heart of Annapolis, this will be one performance you do not want to miss! This is a VIP event with special pricing for BTM and Hammond Harwood House subscribers/members. For tickets, visit Ballet in the Garden

Season Subscriptions for Ballet Theatre of Maryland are on sale now. Subscriptions include tickets to all our performances at Maryland Hall, including Les Sylphides and Other Works in October, The Nutcracker in December, Momentum: A Mixed Bill in February, and Don Quixote in April. Reserve your seats today before single tickets go on sale on August 15thSeason Subscription



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