“Sunrise at Thomas Point Light”
“Coup de Foudre”
Opening Wine and Cheese Reception will be Sunday, March 3rd, 5-7pm
Nancy Lee Galloway is a local artist working mainly in watercolor. The inspiration for her work arises from her eclectic background and her passion for the infinite variety of life which is reflected in the diversity of her subject matter. She paints to inspire a visceral reaction to the work through the use of shape, color and light. “I love to create and that is what drives me. It is the agony and the ecstasy – but joy in the process is what I always strive for!”
Sunday, January 6th, 2019
49 West Coffeehouse, 49 West St, Annapolis, Md 21401
Art Down, is a multi-medium/multi-artist exhibit featuring the creative work of four African-American artists located in the District, Maryland, and Virginia metropolitan area, Art Down showcases cardboard art by the maker known as “King Anvil” Tyrone Taylor, paintings by Natalie Ballard, and photography by David Arthur and Jonathan Bartlett.
Additional images can be found online at ArtDown.tumblr.com.
About the Artists
Natalie Ballard (Annapolis) has focused her creativity on painting watercolors for several decades, and has exhibited her work at several events in the District, Maryland and Virginia (DMV).
Tyrone Taylor (Annapolis) I am Tyrone Taylor. Born and raised in Annapolis/Parole. I am the eldest of five siblings, with three brothers and one sister. My mother is an educator and my father is a machinist. I am self taught and we are all self entertained. Everything is usable material. Currently I am a goldsmith. Cardboard is fun, so is graffiti. Metal to follow.
David Arthur (Annapolis) is a trained graphic artist and photographer. In his work David utilizes both film and digital formats to capture the beauty and shape of the human form through light and composition. David’s portraits are an attempt to invite the viewer into another person’s world and to imagine the thoughts and emotional landscapes of his subjects. David earned a Bachelor’s degree in Graphic Design and Communications from Frostburg State University
Jonathan Bartlett (Minneapolis, Washington DC resident since 1991) Jonathan’s exhibit highlights examples of his primary focus – portraiture that captures the personality of his subjects. Jonathan has a Bachelor’s of Business Administration in Management from Howard University and an MBA in International Business from American University.
Please join us at the opening reception with light refreshments on October 7th, 5-7pm. The duration of the show will be October 4th- October 31st.
A never before seen collection of images from Annapolitan Steve Tart, dark places captured with sunlight.
An exhibition of moving images exhibited for a limited time for your indulgence and procurement.
“Every man dies, not every man lives”
Please join us for the opening reception on Sept 2, 5-7pm.
Show duration will be from Sept. 1- October 3rd, 2018
Please join us for the opening reception on August 5th, 5-7pm.
Show duration will be from August 2nd to August 29th, 2018
Local artists unite to cast a message of hometown love.
We are a tightly knit community of artists who inspire and push each other forward. As artists, we are fortunate to recognize a town like Annapolis, and find ourselves wanting to tip the scales to love in times of pain. For the month of August we’ll be spreading that love on the walls of 49 West.
*Proceeds from the LOVE Annapolis art show will benefit the Capital Gazette Families Fund.
Charles T. Lawrance
Yumi Virginia Vong
Darin McFadden Gilliam
Stephanie Claire Baker
Lindsay Bolin Bowery
Anthony Lavorgna Jr.
Omar A Said
Please join us for the opening reception on July 1st, 5-7pm.
Show duration will be from June 28 to August 1, 2018
Frozen Visions called Frizions (frizz-yons) are digital photographs of ice as it freezes and melts when viewed through polarized light. Vivid colors and imaginative shapes emerge. The visual magic happens when this thin ice becomes the canvas I began to control the way the ice grows, into forms I desired, always with color as my guide. Simple forms, detailed and complex forms, and forms that simply happened, as though I imagined them, established my medium. Ice growth became the landscape, and thickness and the polarizer sheet morphed into my color palette.
Dr. Wasilewski spent most of his professional career at NASA studying the structure of the crust of the earth and the magnetic history of the solar system. After graduating from George Washington University, he turned down a contract to play football for the “Baltimore Colts” to participate in an expedition to the world’s largest piece of ice – Antarctica. He was captivated with the frozen continent and has since gone back on 6 different expeditions battling the elements trying to keep warm at temperatures reaching 30 degrees below zero while mapping never-before-explored regions to explore the continent and collect meteorites on the pale blue ice near the Trans-Antarctic mountains. Near the base of the Antarctic Peninsula, there stands an ancient volcano that bears his name – Mount Wasilewski.
During his trips to Antarctica, Peter sampled the ice and learned how the ice crystals, all with uniquely different ice crystal shapes, air bubble content, and thickness can, by using polarized light, reveal amazing color patterns. This experience and his passion for understanding the science and beauty of ice led to his exploration of the connections between science and art resulting in his creation of a ‘Frizion’. This novel art form is created by controlling emerging color patterns while water is freezing or thawing and capturing the patterns digitally viewed with polarized light. Frizions have been exhibited in various galleries in the United States and Canada. A permanent exhibit can be visited at The Franklin Institute in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Dr. Wasilewski is currently a Scientist Emeritus at NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center and for the past five years has been traveling the world as a lecturer on cruise ships. He received Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees at George Washington University and a Doctor of Science at the University of Tokyo.
DUE TO A CANCELLATION, DULY NOTED PAINTERS WILL STAY UP THROUGH JUNE.
NO OPENINV RECEPTION WILL HELD
DULY NOTED PAINTERS: We are two painters painting as one artist on the same canvas at the same time.
Unlike traditional collaborations our process does not adhere to a set formula dictating who does what. Similar to jazz musicians, at times we work simultaneously while at others one will step back and observe until inspired to take action again.
Our work is just as much about the creative process as the painted image itself. It is about compromise, discussion, feeling, mood, anger, and love. Over the years we have developed confidence and trust in each other. There are even times when we paint over each other’s work. Like our nature, each piece is experimental and we constantly push each other to grow and learn new techniques as artists.
Each piece combines responses from our individual worlds and the impressions we take from it. We typically start with an object, figure, reference, or vision. This gives us a common ground to start from and is where the painting takes root. We give it life and nurture it to the point where it begins to interact with us. When it reaches the point where we cannot help make it stronger, only then is it complete.
We will not be having the art reception on the first Sunday because of the Easter Holiday. We will be having the opening reception The second Sunday April 8th 5-7pm.
Arundel Lodge is a 501(C)(3) community non-profit organization, whose mission is
improving the lives of children, adults, and families impacted by mental health and substance use disorders. One in four Americans will experience a mental health disorder in any given year regardless of age, race, religion, gender or economic status. At Arundel Lodge we help people maintain their dignity and enter into the process of recovery.
One of the most popular programs at Arundel Lodge is the Open Eye Gallery at Arundel Lodge.
Participants gain confidence to create expressive works that come from their hearts and report that these activities help them grow, cope with trauma, and aid in their overall recovery. Art sold from the “Transformations” Art show at 49 West benefits the artists directly and helps provide supplies for the therapeutic arts program.
To learn more about this important program or to volunteer please contact Open Eye Gallery Director, Corinna Woodard at 443-433-5914
The Cave 2 by Christian McCarrol
The Palate of Colors by Colin Lacey
Dock Scene by Lee Hanson