Tag Archives: Art Exhibits in Annapolis

Decorative Arts Tour of the William Paca House

Historic Annapolis is proud to possess a fine decorative arts collection. A traditional tour of the William Paca House offers peeks at some of these objects, but do you want to know more? Come learn about our John Shaw pieces, Faris silver, and other decorative elements that span the house. You may even discover hidden chambers and features of the furniture along the way!

Reservations required.

Cost: $20 for HA Members and Volunteers; $25 for Non-Members.

Meet the Artists-The ART of Storytelling

McBride Gallery presents a unique exhibition: “The ART of Story Telling: A Narrative Show,” visual art that tells a story. Often powerful, it quickly engages our imagination. Whether from a life experience, memory, or culture, we find ourselves mentally telling the story of the painting or sculpture. Twelve artists have been selected for this unique exhibition, ten (10) painters and two (2) sculptors.

The show opens with a reception to meet the artists on Sunday, May 6, from 1 – 4pm with an Art Conversation at 2:00pm. The exhibit runs to June 24.

Imaginative and beloved by children and the young-at-heart, Russian-American painter Victor Nizovtsev will share his unique ‘storied’ oil paintings. John Payne, takes the viewer back into history, decades and even centuries with his detailed renditions of famous events. Sculptors Lori Kiplinger Pandy and Deanne McKeown reveal their appreciation of both history and humor in their creations. Figurative works seem to bring out the story-telling in painters Cynthia Feustel, Sherrill Cooper, Ilene Stanfield, John Murray and Scott Lloyd Anderson, with Anderson extending the figure beyond the usual kind. The family farm, with old tractors, barns and nature have a storied past in many families and in paintings by Charlie Hunter, Lou Messa, and Abigail McBride.

Art, Opera, Music, History Events to Enjoy

Sunday's Concert in the Park will include romantic songs from Opera and Musical Theater.

Sunday’s Concert in the Park will include romantic songs from Opera and Musical Theater.

June Art events, including free lectures and a free concert this weekend, are just a few of the many things to do in Anne Arundel County  that are taking advantage of the beautiful weather to promote history, music, opera, and art.  Visit the exhibit,  A SIngle Goal: The Art of Trumpy Yacht Building,  currently on display at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts.  Tonight, Thursday June 9th and Thursday June 16th there will be free lectures open to the publc in the Maryland Hall theatre.

Thursday, June 9 | 7 pm Pete Lesher, Curator, Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, will discuss John Trumpy and Sons in the historical context of yacht builders on the Chesapeake Bay.

Thursday, June 16 | 7 pm
 Longtime Trumpy Yacht owner Dr. Jacob Deegan (Aurora #444) will share his thoughts on restoring a historic yacht and the distinctive elements.

Saturday and Sunday June 11th and 12th from 11:00 a.m to 2:30 p..m. tour a Trumpy Yacht.  This is a special opportunity to tour the recently restored “Adonia”. Tickets are $10. The boat is docked adjacent to Susan Campbell Park, Dock Street, Annapolis.  Tour proceeds help support the exhibit and last approximately 30 minutes. Please go to the Maryland Hall website  to purchase your tickets in advance.

If you enjoy Musical Theatre, Broadway favorites, and Opera Classics , you will want to attend Concert in the Park. Pack your picnic dinner and enjoy a FREE evening of opera, operetta and musical theatre favorites at Quiet Waters Park! this Sunday June 12 at 5:00 p.m.  Produced by the Annapolis Opera Company Concert in the Park will feature the voices of Augusta Caso, Emily Ezzie, Matthew Hill, Andrew Sauvageau, and Laura Whittenberger.  Enjoy songs from  My Fair Lady, Carousel, Carmen, RIgoletto, and many more favorites.

The Weekend of June 18th and 19th at London Town Public House and Gardens you’ll want to attend the Weekend: Shore Party

Saturday: 10am – 4:30pm and Sunday: 12pm – 4:30 p.m.

Included in the price of general admission , this special event celebrates  London Town’s heritage as a prominent seaport in colonial Maryland.  Boats will once again ply the South River! Stop by their Carpenter Shop and buy some handmade furniture by Seneca Creek Joinery. Join living history sailors to try your hand at knots and seamanship, learn how sailors lived day to day, and experience the art and science of navigation.

June 15th is the William Paca House and Garden annual Paca Girlfriends Flower Power Party. While the regular tickets have sold out, VIP tickets (starting at $150) are still available and give you early entry into the signature event that focuses on enjoying the English gardens and charm of the Paca House. To Find out more visit the website  or call Sarah Wade at 410-349-5110.

Enjoy the William Paca Garden on Sunday, June 18th as an artist at the event: Painting in the William Paca Garden( Enter at 3 Martin Street).This event gives you a unique opportunity to paint in the Paca Garden, a secluded reconstructed 18th century garden. Jean Brinton Jaecks, landscape and garden watercolorist, conducts this landscape painting workshop focused on the study of light in a garden setting. All levels of students are welcome. Small class size allows plenty of access to the instructor and a detailed critique at the end. Class meets rain or shine and the cost is $75 and you can register onlineTime: 9 am – 1 pm

Capture the beauty of spring flowers in a painting workshop.

Capture the beauty of spring flowers in a painting workshop.