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Help Bring "art for all" to Everyone! with a  Maryland Hall Membership!

Purchase a one-year Maryland Hall Membership from June 1 - 30 and receive an additional 3 months of membership benefits FREE!                       

                               

Your membership not only provides you with benefits like discounts and accessibility to a creative community but it also supports the funding of our programs – like outreach, exhibitions, performances, and classes – that allow us to pledge “Art for All” to our community year round. As the fiscal year comes to an end please help us to ensure the success of our programs by supporting Maryland Hall’s mission through a year-long membership”

 

Your investment as a Maryland Hall Member will include the following benefits:

- Discounts on tickets to Maryland Hall performances and select events and select Resident Company performances 

- Discounts on tuition for all Maryland Hall classes; members pay no registration fees 

- Coupons to local businesses 

- Advance notice of exhibitions and performances and the opportunity to purchase tickets before the general public 

- Mailings of Maryland Hall catalogs and electronic newsletters

Memberships purchased from June 1 - 30 that would normally expire in June 2019 will expire in September 2019. Additional months of membership will be added to your account.  Offer Valid for all Membership Levels

Visit here to purchase a membership.

FINDING THE PERFECT SUMMER CAMP FOR TODDLERS & TYKES
Why the Arts Are a Must for Children 6 and Under

Not too long, not too short. Not too hot, not too sunny. Not too buggy, not too sticky. Maryland Hall’s seven-weeks of summer camps let toddlers and tykes explore the arts in the comfort of an air-conditioned building with professional instructors and small class sizes.

The arts have been proven to benefit children in many developmental ways, including:  motor skills, language advancement, decision-making, visual learning, inventiveness, cultural awareness and improved academic performance.  

Eileen Razzetti, director of Academy Ballet School of Annapolis, which operates at Maryland Hall, sees firsthand the positive impact of art and dance. “Children learn to focus and follow directions. They learn responsibility and teamwork. When a dancer enters a room, there is a presence – a self-confidence,” she said. “It’s equally as important for boys. Everybody should take dance. It’s like reading and writing,” Razzetti is a full-time member of the Royal Academy of Dance in London who trained in New York City at the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo Ballet School and performed with the Metropolitan Opera Company.  

Holly Rosario, an art instructor at Maryland Hall, agrees that the arts build focus and self-confidence, and also perseverance in a child. “All of these qualities contribute to a student’s success and engagement. Spending the summer making art both in our studio and outdoors can lead not only to a big boost in each student’s skills, but also to a lifetime of art appreciation,” said Rosario, a graduate of Maryland Institute College of Art with a Master of Arts in Teaching.

“Our instructors set us apart,” said Emily Garvin, VP of Programs at Maryland Hall. “Our classes and camps are taught by professionals who are living and breathing their passion.”

Here’s a snapshot of the weekly camp offerings for children 6 and under:

All course offerings for toddlers and tykes are drop-offs lasting one to three hours. Weekly session prices range between $60 for members | $85 for non-members to $210 for members | $235 for non-members.  To view the full program of Maryland Hall summer offerings and to register click here.

Get Ready for the Summer with a  Maryland Hall Membership!

Purchase a one-year Maryland Hall Membership from May 25 - 28 and receive an additional 3 months of membership benefits FREE!                            

                               

                                              

Offer Valid for all Membership Levels

Your investment as a Maryland Hall Member will include the following benefits:

- Discounts on tickets to Maryland Hall performances and select events and select Resident Company performances 

- Discounts on tuition for all Maryland Hall classes; members pay no registration fees 

- Coupons to local businesses 

- Advance notice of exhibitions and performances and the opportunity to purchase tickets before the general public 

- Mailings of Maryland Hall catalogs and electronic newsletters

Memberships purchased from May 25 - 28 that would normally expire in May 2019 will expire in August 2019. Additional months of membership will be added to your account.

Visit here to purchase a membership.

Annapolis Arts Week 2018 – Maryland Hall Schedule of Events

Here is a schedule of offerings for this years Arts Week at Maryland Hall. Visit our COURSE page to see other mini-classes taking place durnig the week.

Details (left) Three Fluffy Sheep by Anita Ewing, (middle) The Gathering by Elainer Weiner-Reed, (right) Soothsayer by Emily Lombardo

Exhibitions

June 1 - Sept. 9 - Reception on June, 13 at 4:30 pm

ArtReach Exhibition - 1st floor hallway 

May 15, 2018 to July 07 - Reception on Thursday, May 24th from 5:30 - 7 pm.

Masks and Mirrors: Explorations of Identity by Elaine Weiner-Reed - Chaney Gallery, 2nd floor

Faces: Drawings and Paintings by Stephanie Scarlata - Martino Gallery, 2nd floor

A Brush with Nature by the Annapolis Watercolor Club - Openshaw Balcony Gallery, 3rd floor

 

Performances

Saturday, June 2, 2018 from 1:00 pm

Dance on Fire: Ballet Theatre of Maryland Recital

 

Block Carving with Anita Hagan

Workshops/Events

Wednesday, June 6 from 6 – 7 pm

Every Painting is a Song: Elaine Weiner-Reed and Rogue Collective Collaboration

Join artist Elaine Weiner-Reed in her exhibition, Masks and Mirrors: Explorations of Identity, and see how abstract painting can be interpreted musically by a musical trio using violin and cello.

 

Thursday, June 7 from 6:30 – 8:30 pm

Sip and Paint with Kim Hovell (SOLD OUT)Saturday, June

 Saturday, June 9

 

From 10:15 - 11:00 am Yoga on the Labyrinth (free)

from 1:00 – 4:00 pm

Block Carving Workshop with Anita Hagan

 

Mother's Day is coming! Give your mom the gift of art with a Maryland Hall Membership.

Purchase a one-year Maryland Hall Membership from May 11-13 and receive an additional 3 months of membership benefits FREE!                            

                               

                                              

Offer Valid for all Membership Levels

Your investment as a Maryland Hall Member will include the following benefits:

- Discounts on tickets to Maryland Hall performances and select events and select Resident Company performances 

- Discounts on tuition for all Maryland Hall classes; members pay no registration fees 

- Coupons to local businesses 

- Advance notice of exhibitions and performances and the opportunity to purchase tickets before the general public 

- Mailings of Maryland Hall catalogs and electronic newsletters

Memberships purchased from May 11-13 that would normally expire in May 2019 will expire in August 2019. Additional months of membership will be added to your account.

Visit here to purchase a membership.

UPDATE :  Public Determines Addition to Private  Media Art Collection

 
 
On Tuesday evening - April 24th - an art lecture included an unprecedented participatory twist.‎ Three screens outside the exhibition Glistening:Nature Mirrored in Video Art, featured  works by a young Venezuelan artist, Miguel Braceli.

 

Those attending Tom Stoner's talk about the evolution of his and his wife's collection were asked to weigh-in with their recommendations regarding which of the three Braceli's would best augment works shown in Glistening. Over half of those gathered posted their ballots on the bulletin board outside the show. The tally among 78 votes leaned slightly toward IRAZU, a performance intervention shot atop a volcano in Costa Rico. 

Stoner reflects:  

"Kitty and I are thrilled that the community deeply engaged in the collection showing at Maryland Hall. The topper was when so many were inspired to vote on which work should be next to enhance the collection.The enthusiasm for Irazu was the greatest but enough (voters) felt the three belong together that we have decided to add all three.Thanks to all‎!"

Reached with this news, in his studio in Caracas, the artist, who'd given his blessing to this unorthodox endeavor responded:‎ 

"Thanks to all who contributed ballots. Kudos to the Stoner's for their embrace of public input.  I am moved by your recognition that my works  interface with the themes in this exceptional collection. This imaginative process felt very near to the spirit  my art practice. It provided another way to connect people, experiences and ideas."

  

Braceli, (left to right) Area, Irazu 6, El Fin De Mer,

Braceli has received a Fulbright Fellowship he will serve at Maryland College of Art Institute, beginning this Fall. Glistening closes May 5th.

Ballot comments included reflections such as  :  

"We experience the beauty, the vastness, solitude + nurturing spirit of nature - comforting and anchoring in today's crazy, frantic and often frightening, disturbing world.‎" 

‎"... #2 captures the best of the three. But (in the procession depicted in #3 the desert seen as a beach)  ‎ Time and nature will reclaim the earth, after and in spite of the impact of human intervention‎.‎"

‎"Each draws out ideas in Glistening  - all strong,  elegant.‎"

 

It's National Photography Month! FOCUS today on a Maryland Hall Membership.

“Photography is the beauty of life captured.”  Tara Chisolm

Purchase a one-year Maryland Hall Membership from May 3 - 6 and receive an additional 3 months of membership benefits FREE!                                                                                                         

Offer Valid for all Membership Levels

Your investment as a Maryland Hall Member will include the following benefits:

- Discounts on tickets to Maryland Hall performances and select events and select Resident Company performances 

- Discounts on tuition for all Maryland Hall classes; members pay no registration fees 

- Coupons to local businesses 

- Advance notice of exhibitions and performances and the opportunity to purchase tickets before the general public 

- Mailings of Maryland Hall catalogs and electronic newsletters

Memberships purchased from May 3-6 that would normally expire in May 2019 will expire in August 2019. Additional months of membership will be added to your account.

Visit here to purchase a membership

 

It's National Dance Week….Spin on in with a Maryland Hall Membership!

Special runs from April 23 - 26

Purchase a one-year Maryland Hall Membership from April 23 - April 26 and receive an additional 3 months of membership benefits FREE!                                                                                                          

Offer Valid for all Membership Levels

Your investment as a Maryland Hall Member will include the following benefits:

- Discounts on tickets to Maryland Hall performances and select events and select Resident Company performances 

- Discounts on tuition for all Maryland Hall classes; members pay no registration fees 

- Coupons to local businesses 

- Advance notice of exhibitions and performances and the opportunity to purchase tickets before the general public 

- Mailings of Maryland Hall catalogs and electronic newsletters

Memberships purchased from April 23-26 that would normally expire in April 2019 will expire in July 2019. Additional months of membership will be added to your account.

Hop to It! Become a Maryland Hall Member Today!

Special runs from March 30 - April 2

Purchase a one-year Maryland Hall Membership from March 30 - April 2 and receive an additional 3 months of membership benefits FREE!

Your investment as a Maryland Hall Member will include the following benefits:

- Discounts on tickets to Maryland Hall performances and select events and select Resident Company performances 

- Discounts on tuition for all Maryland Hall classes; members pay no registration fees 

- Coupons to local businesses 

- Advance notice of exhibitions and performances and the opportunity to purchase tickets before the general public 

- Mailings of Maryland Hall catalogs and electronic newsletters

Podcast: A Conversation with Tom Stoner: Maryland Hall's Exhibitions Coordinator, Emily Kohlenstein, talks with Tom Stoner about collecting time-based media and incorporating it into his home. Tom explains the relevance of nature, both, in his video-art collection and his foundation Nature Sacred (TKF Foundation) which supports green spaces in urban areas.

Related Programming
March 22-25: Outdoor Installation

Special outdoor video installation during the
Annapolis Film Festival featuring Kelly Richardson’s work (cover image) displayed at Maryland Hall.

Tuesday, April 24, 7 pm: Main Theatre
A Conversation with Tom Stoner: Gallery Talk and Screening

Tom Stoner will share the fun and challenges presented by collecting media art and present two special screenings: Travel, 1996-2013, by David Claerbout (Belgium) and Wooden Boulder, 1978-2003, by David Nash (UK).
Refreshments to follow in the galleries.
RSVP for A Conversation with Tom Stoner at exhibits@marylandhall.org

 

Exiles of the Shattered Star, 2006  Kelly Richardson

From the Collection of Kitty and Tom Stoner

Maryland Hall announces its first all-video exhibition and art-based collaboration with Annapolis Film Festival, Glistening:  Nature Mirrored in Video Art. 

Glimmers in the vastness of outer space, tide side shadows, sun drenched forests at dawn, and shifts prompted by seasonal cycles are among the inspirations for this selection of new media artworks from the collection of Tom and Kitty Stoner.

Explore how artists from around the world bring the glories of the great outdoors inside at installations in and around Maryland Hall galleries. 

Exhibition Curator Kelly Gordon reports, “The diversity of the Stoner Collection provides a lively primer for anyone curious about this flourishing dimension of recent art."

Tom and Kitty Stoner with Kelly Richardson's Exile of the Shattered Star, Photo by Maureen Porto Photography

The Stoner's in their home with Jessica SteinKamp's Rapunzel, Photo by Maureen Porto Photography

 


ABOUT KITTY AND TOM STONER

In 1983, Native Iowans with a zest for art, Tom and Kitty Stoner were drawn to Annapolis for its historical charm, warm-spirited community and, like many, the great sailing.

They surrounded themselves with works by leading 20th century sculptors, from Rodin to Goldberg, and cultivated a distinctive collection by assembling a cache of drawings by sculptors.

Parallel to this endeavor they established a foundation - TKF - to create nature-focused contemplative spaces that counter the dynamic of settings associated with high stress (naturescared.org).

Kitty and Tom Stoner, Photo by Maureen Porto Photography

They share a conviction that nature is a source for solace and reflection. This informs their philanthropic work as well as their art collection. Beginning in 2005, they shifted to encompass moving image art - video and digital creations.

Media art works are often frenetic and yet the Stoner's focus on acquisitions that celebrate nature and induce engaged meditation. Among the small tribe of those daring enough to collect video art work, few have integrated it as thoroughly into their home life style where it breathes side-by-side with their daily routines, at their threshold, in their hallways and even in their kitchen.

Mr. Stoner, who worked in the communications industry for 35 years, shares with Kitty an innate curiosity for the new and the next, and both exude youthful vigor. This outlook led them to a 21st century art that is driven by young and emerging artists.

 "What has surprised me most about building a media collection is the interactivity that exists between moving images and adjacent spaces. It's like on large conversation... especially if the collection is focused on its content. It will be thrilling for me and Kitty to share these compelling works with Annapolitans... even if it means a blank wall in the kitchen." - Tom Stoner

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