Gallery Reception: Featuring Navigation & Making An Impression | Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts

Gallery Reception: Featuring Navigation & Making An Impression

May 9th
5:30 PM

Reception in the Galleries to Celebrate our Newest Exhibitions

Free and Open to the Public
Thursday, May 9 | 5:30-7 pm

Join us for a free Opening Reception to celebrate our newest exhibits. Meet the artists and enjoy their work at this wine and cheese reception celebrating our artists! The evening includes light food, beverages, art and community. Stop by the third floor where our Artists in Residence will host Open Studios. All are welcome to attend! Featuring the Exhibitions:

Navigation in Partnership with Maryland Federation of Art 
Chaney Gallery, 2nd Floor

Maryland Hall and Maryland Federation of Art invited artists residing in the United States to enter Navigation, an exhibition coinciding with "Maryland Boat Week," Annapolis’ city-wide spring Maritime celebration. The Maritime and/or Chesapeake Bay-themed works were juried by James "Jim" Cheevers of the U.S. Naval Academy Museum. 

JIM CHEEVERS oversaw art exhibitions at the U.S. Naval Academy Museum from 1968 to 2017. He was the organizer for a Frederick J. Waugh exhibition of seascapes, curated Dutch marine prints from the Rijksmuseum which included commercial ships and harbor scenes, and a show of prints by John Sloan of the “ash can” school. Cheevers has served as a juror for Maryland Federation of Art, the Annapolis Maritime Museum, and for the Midshipmen Art Club. He has served as a guest curator for exhibitions at the Mitchell Gallery, St. John’s College, and at Christie’s auction house, Park Avenue, New York. Jim Cheevers is a well-known Annapolitan who has a passion both for the arts and this port city. 

Making an Impression: Etchings from the Anne Arundel Community College Print Shop
Martino Gallery, 2nd Floor

Long-time Anne Arundel Community College students will be showcased alongside renowned teacher, and printmaker, Jake Muirhead.

This group exhibition of recent etchings created at the AACC Print shop highlights the distinctly collegiate spirit that guides and motivates this collective of local intaglio enthusiasts.

While the 15 artists represented often work side by side in the studio, each individual brings a unique approach, vision and technique to their imagery. These artists have a shared dedication to the craft of traditional, drawing based intaglio printmaking, while at the same time freely exploring their own personal artistic vision.

Pictured: Neil Harpe, Caleb W. Jobes, Watercolor & Jim Earl, 2 and a half Trees, Soft Ground Etching