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May 17 - June 16, 2019 Opening Cocktail Reception - Friday, May 17, 6-7:30 pm Open House – Saturday, May 18, 11-3 Artist Talk – Saturday, May 18, 12 noon June First Friday Reception - Friday, June 7, 5-7:30 pm Also featuring new work by: Claire McArdle – NATURA – Recent Bronzes Joe Dickey - Woodturnings Marcy Dunn Ramsey’s one-person exhibition – Turning - opens at the Carla Massoni Gallery on Friday, May 17 and remains on exhibit through June 23. Ramsey has been captivating art lovers and collectors at MassoniArt for over twenty-five years. She paints the river. And as those of us who live near water understand, there is always a new experience to be mined. The rivers of the Eastern Shore are the true treasures of the Chesapeake Bay and Marcy is their fierce advocate. For this year’s body of work, Ramsey has turned her gaze in a new direction. For many years she has been inspecting the small worlds of river flotsam and jetsam and these familiar subjects are also part of the exhibition but the idea of literally “turning” came to her last fall. Her focus shifted to the riverbank and the walls of color in the stands of trees, where the color mutates, or turns, from one hue to another in subtle and not so subtle ways. Her use of paint also evolved. She used flicking and skipping brush motions, and utilized luscious paint sticks, for a looser, more crayon-y graphic effect in several of the new works. Her masterful paintings demand a response. Although her large-scale oil paintings are almost pure abstraction, Ramsey’s trees beckon the viewer to a new vantage point on the riverbank. One senses the wind and can almost hear the rustle of leaves dancing in the river’s reflected light. The viewer is invited into a world of sky, water, grasses, and trees. Fortunately for collectors both old and new, with Ramsey you never leave the river, you simply experience it anew. Also featured in the gallery will be Claire McArdle’s new collection of sculpture – Natura. The rich patinaed figures are right at home in Ramsey’s river world. “Torso Sol”, a bronze cast from one of McArdle’s travertine works, has the soft mossy exterior one would expect from a forest creature. Woodturnings by Joe Dickey round out the exhibition. His sycamore vessel “Nude in a Red Dress” celebrates the magical world Ramsey has created with this year’s exhibition – Turning. Gallery hours during Turning are Thursday-Friday, 11am-4pm, Saturday, 10am-5pm and Sunday, 11-2 pm. The Gallery is always available to be open by private appointment or by chance. For additional information please contact Carla Massoni. MASSONIART, 203 High Street, Chestertown, Maryland. 410-778- 7330 or visit our website for directions and links to other activities in Chestertown’s Arts & Entertainment District. www.massoniart.comFind out more »
Mindful Start kids yoga is its own specialized, healthy activity and mind-body movement class, that teaches mindfulness, breathing, sharing, and self-regulation. Mindful Start classes are playful, silly, and active. Our classes include kid-friendly yoga poses, creative warm-ups and check-ins, focus activities, Social Emotional Learning, and relaxing rest time; Mindful Start is -most of all- FUN! Ages 2-4 with parent. Younger children are welcome to watch. No special equipment is needed. About the Instructor: Stav Pinder, BA: an actress, mom, & cat lover— moonlighting as a child whisperer, is a three-time Certified Kids Yoga Teacher & Founder of Mindful Start LLC. Starring in “My Little Yogi”on YouTube, Stav has been practiced in yoga & childcare for nearly a decade. Stav began teaching kids mindfulness when she saw how easy it was for children to feel stressed at school & at home. Previously an Off Broadway performer, preschool, middle school, & Special Education teacher, Stav's own yoga journey gifted her with a nonjudgmental approach towards a healing lifestyle. She believes that teaching kids mindfulness is an essential way to learn about kindness, gratitude, patience, sharing, & feelings. Stavespecially enjoys adding song, Social Emotional Learning, and puppetry, for a well-rounded experience. Any moment can be a mindful moment, at Mindful Start!Find out more »
Join us in the Wave Room collaborative space for a free virtual lecture! One Day University is an online platform that works with outstanding professors from schools across the country to enable thousands of people to attend excellent and engaging lectures virtually. At One Day U there are no grades, no tests, no homework — just the pure joy of lifelong learning! The Science of Sleep and Stress presented by Jessica Payne, University of Notre Dame Delve into the mind to explore how sleep and stress affect creativity, focus, and memory. Learn how to control your sleep habits to ensure maximum productivity 24/7. Space is limited. Registration is required.Find out more »
Auditions for Circle Mirror Transformation, Annie Baker’s Obie Award-winning play will be held at The Garfield Center for the Arts on Tuesday and Thursday, June 4th and 6th at 6PM, and Saturday, June 8th at 10AM. Directed by Bonnie Hill, the play runs three weekends from August 23 rd – September 8th . In an artsy small town, a quirky collection of strangers assembles to take a six-week-long acting class in the local community center. The students engage in theatre games and warm-ups, and end up exploring their lives through tiny leaps of faith and creativity. This delightful and delicious comedy landed on the Top Ten lists of The New York Times and The New Yorker for 2010. It is an absolute feast for both actor and audience alike! Casting needs: 3 (F) and 2 (M) Marty – Instructor of the adult drama class – Female – Age 50 – 65 James – Marty’s husband, a student in the class – Male – Age 50 -65 Schultz – a carpenter, and vulnerable divorcee – Male – Age 35-50 Theresa – a flirty former actress from New York – Female – Age 30 – 45 Lauren – an awkward high school student Female – Age 16-20 Familiarity with the script is beneficial, and scripts are available at the Garfield for your perusal, but must be returned. Agility is a benefit, “hooping” (using a hula hoop) is necessary for Theresa and James. Be prepared to do cold readings from the script and dress casually. Anyone interested in assisting backstage is encouraged to come to auditions. If you cannot come to auditions and are interested in reading for a role, or if you have any questions about the production, please contact the Garfield (410-810-2060) or Director Bonnie Hill by email or by phone (410-348-5181; cell: 410-708-2870)Find out more »
TOWN TRASH & RECYCLING SERVICES The Town will be divided into two collection areas, both of which will be serviced twice each week. Collection of garbage and trash will be conducted in one area on Monday and Thursday evenings, and the other on Sunday and Wednesday evenings; except no collection will be made on New Years’ Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day or Christmas Day, but will be made on the next regular collection day after the holiday. Recycling: Paper, aluminum, household plastics picked up each Friday call 410-928-3333 (Infinity Recycling).