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On display in both galleries. Curators Abstract: Barbara Parker and Ronn Akins Ceramics: Marilee Schumann Opening Reception Friday, September 7th 5pm-8pmFind out more »
Summer Showcase – August & September Reception - August First Friday – August 3, 2018. 5-7:30 pm Ken Schiano is the featured artist for the August First Friday - Summer Showcase exhibition at MASSONIART. Schiano’s award winning work has been exhibited widely up and down the East Coast and is in numerous corporate and private collections. He has been exhibiting with the Carla Massoni Gallery since 1995. Schiano is known for his luminous multi-layered abstractions. In 2013, he began experimenting with new mediums and a larger scale. His shaped paintings were introduced in his one man show at the Academy Art Museum in 2015. Art critic Mary McCoy commented in her review of the exhibition, “There are some works of art that you can look at again and again and always see something more. Ken Schiano’s paintings are a case in point. Full of impossibly angled planes and baffling color relationships, they provoke you to puzzle out what is going on and how Schiano managed to do it.” An architect by training, he received his Bachelor of Architecture from Cooper Union. While there Schiano was exposed to the power of color by Op-Art painter, Ben Cunningham, and later by contemporary artist Wolf Kahn. He taught both art and architecture at the University of Kentucky and the Illinois Institute of Technology and was a partner at QA13 Architects for 25 years. “My skills as an artist are still largely self-taught,” Schiano commented. “I tend to rely heavily on architectonic principles, especially in the honest use of materials and process. My work is uncompromisingly abstract, and despite external sources, my subject matter is derived solely from the act of painting.” In describing his work McCoy commented on his technique and medium, “By mixing his own paints from dry pigment, Schiano is able to create an incredible range of extremely subtle colors. Like a latter-day Abstract Expressionist, Schiano allows his intuition to guide him as he plays with color, texture and form.” The front gallery at MASSONIART will be dedicated to Schiano’s new body of work. Also featured are artists: James Tatum, Grace Mitchell, Susan Tessem, Zemma Mastin White, Vicco von Voss and Karen Hubacher. Gallery hours are subject to change based on our exhibition schedule. When we are installing a new exhibit the gallery will be dark. Otherwise our hours are Wednesday thru Friday 11-4pm, Saturday 10-5 pm.Find out more »
September 7 – October 14, 2018 September First Friday – September 7, 5-7:30 pm October First Friday – October 5, 5-7:30 pm New work by James Tatum and Grace Mitchell will be featured in the main gallery. We will also be exhibiting work by special guest and gallery artists. Gallery hours are subject to change based on our exhibition schedule. When we are installing a new exhibit the gallery will be dark. Otherwise our hours are Wednesday thru Friday 11-4pm, Saturday 10-5 pm.Find out more »
The Literature with Lunch Book Group meets on the last Thursday of each month at the Chestertown branch. Bring your lunch. Dessert provided. New members are always welcomed. In September, Literature with Lunch will be participating in One Maryland One Book, a statewide community reading project, with a discussion of Bloodsworth: The True Story of the First Death Row Inmate Exonerated by DNA Evidence by Tim Junkin. To request a copy of the book or for more information about the group, please call 410-778-3636. One Maryland One Book is a program of Maryland Humanities.Find out more »
In her recent book, Trapped in A Vice: The Consequences of Confinement for Young People, sociologist Alexandra Cox reveals that a system that claims to promote positive change in the lives of the young people, more often than not, enmeshes them in a cruel web of injustice. Cox will discuss her research and findings at Washington College on Thursday, September 27 at 5:30 p.m. in Litrenta Lecture Hall, Toll Science Center. Cosponsored by the Starr Center for the Study of the American Experience, the Department of Sociology, and the Justice, Law & Society Program at Washington College, the program is free and open to the public. A book signing will follow.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).