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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


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



Saturday, June 2, 2018 from 1:00 pm

Dance on Fire: Ballet Theatre of Maryland Recital


Block Carving with Anita Hagan


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


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.‎"


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

Start your Midnight Madness fun at Maryland Hall!

We will be holding a closing reception for our current exhibitions on Thursday, December 7th from 5:30 - 7 pm. Please join us for a FREE glass of wine while we celebrate our final exhibits of the year! Additionally, Artist-in-Residence, Patrice Drago, will be hosting a festive open studio on the third floor. She will be selling gift-sized art for the holidays - both abstract and… her beloved birds are back!​ 

Lindsay Pichaske will also be selling small festive ornaments outside of her studio. This is the perfect time to buy last minute holiday gifts that are local and handmade from our talented AIR's!

RSVP ahead of time for the closing reception and enter to win 2 free tickets to our Cirque Zuma Zuma performance on February 15th at 7:30 pm. Visit our Eventbrite page anytime before December 7th for a chance to win. The winner will be emailed information about their tickets on December 8th.



Busy Morning by Patrice Drago and a look at her festive studio ready for Dec. 7th visitors!


 In-progess handsculpted ornaments by Artist-in-Residence, Lindsay Pichaske


Maryland Hall is partnering with BIG INK, for two sessions of large woodcut printing on August 4 & 5th. We are excited to announce the following 11 artists have been chosen to participate in this year’s BIG INK event.

Aug 4th

Jun Lee
Steven Munoz
Sherri Blase
Zachariah Schmitt
Delaney Green

Aug 5th

Louise Wallendorf
Christy Ball
Ariston Jacks
Mary Walker
Donovan Kramer
Anita Hagan

BIG INK brings together artists, community organizations, and the public to produce large scale black and white woodcuts for exhibition and educational purposes. Artists from the US and abroad submit a proposal to create a big print through their website. Print studios offer their facilities so artists may collaboratively print the work while museums and galleries mount exhibitions of the finished pieces. The project was initiated in 2012 by Lyell Castonguay and his partner Carand to share their acquired knowledge of working large.


At Maryland Hall, we’ll be utilizing BIG INK’s giant 48” x 96” mobile etching press to pull prints. Accepted artists will have two months prior to the event to carve their image into a piece of plywood. BIG INK remains in contact with each participant providing guidance and technical support when needed. Artwork made during workshops will be exhibited from Aug 6th - 19th at Maryland Hall.

We invite visitors to come and see the workshops being held on August 4th and 5th. The printing press will be stationed outside of the Eatery on our first floor, nestled in our Alcove galleries. There will be small sample wood-blocks that visitors can learn to use, and for just $2 take home their very own block print! Visitors will watch artists ink up their pre-carved wood blocks, handle paper, and learn how to use a professional printing press.


To find out more about BIG INK visit their website.

Local artist Jin Lee has installed a test run of the work she will be installing for her
January-February 2013 exhibit on the front lawn of Maryland Hall.



A brief statement from Jin Lee about her work:

Cloud Passage was inspired by the packing material used for my move from the west coast to the east coast. The final form will be a representation of my personal journey, of the transitions I experienced when I moved to San Francisco and back to Annapolis. The trees, symbols of the two communities, are linked by a web to express my connection to both coasts.

The desire to use this material birthed the concept behind the classes I proposed to Maryland Hall; to teach my students how to make site-specific art with re-purposed materials. Cloud Passage is constructed entirely with materials and methods easily obtained and learned by students enrolled in my class.

The current installation is a test to understand how the material will behave in the environment and hold up to the elements. A more complete sculpture is scheduled to be installed in January of 2013.


July 27 - August 30, 2012

*Join us for a free opening reception on Friday, July 27 from 5:30 - 7 pm.*

Chaney Gallery

Ceramics - Recent work from Maryland Hall ceramics instructors and students.

Martino Gallery

Art of Glass - Artwork by Maryland Hall instructor Gayla Lee and her students.

*On Saturday, August 18 at 3:30 pm, there will be an illustrated gallery talk by Gayla Lee on the process of combining glass blowing and kiln forming. Free and open to the public.

Balcony Gallery

Emerging Artists II - Recent work by Maryland Hall A.I.R. Alexandra Crosby and local artist Caitling Sherwood.


Alcove & Cafe Gallery

Recent portraits of George Barbosa, Lynn Graves and Vincent Travani by members of the MD Hall Portrait Co-op.

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