Getting what you really want is now a reality and so close to home in Solomons! A new Gift Registry program in time for Mother’s Day has been launched at the Calvert Marine Museum Store. It's FREE and easy to participate - just stop by and have some fun choosing exactly what you want for Mother's Day or any special occasion. Enjoy a relaxing, no pressure shopping experience in the beautiful store.
There are lovely gifts for all price ranges and personal styles, while always maintaining a focus on the Chesapeake Bay. The Store will contact the "gift buyer" with your personal wishes and put them on track to purchase your special gift. A free gift wrapping service is provided ensuring that all gifts are beautifully presented. Gifts may be popped in the mail for a small shipping charge if necessary!
The Calvert Marine Museum Store was recently awarded FINEST GIFT SHOP for 2012 in Southern Maryland byMaryland Life magazine’s “Free State’s Finest Readers’ Poll” in the April 2012 issue. The Store is open daily from 10:15 a.m. – 4:45 p.m. For more information, please call 410-326-2750 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lighthouse lovers are invited to the popular Lighthouse Adventure Cruises on Saturday, June 2, June 30, July 21, and Sunday, August 5 aboard a private charter vessel. The cost is $130 for the day-long trip; lunch is on your own. Museum members pay $120. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. Call 410-326-2042 ext. 41 to reserve your spot.
On June 2, July 21, and August 5, participants will enjoy the Southern route and visit Point No Point, Point Lookout, and Smith Point Lighthouses, before stopping for lunch at The Bayside Inn on Smith Island. After taking in the local sites, the cruise will continue on to circle Solomons Lump and Hooper Island Lighthouses.
On Saturday, June 30, lighthouse cruisers may enjoy the Northern route departing from the Drum Point Lighthouse to see Cove Point, Thomas Point, Sandy Point, Bloody Point, and Sharpes Island lighthouses. The lunch location is to be determined.
On the journey, cruisers will learn the history of the lighthouses they visit from the museum’s lighthouse expert, along with fascinating stories that make each light unique, from fires to ice floes to ravaging storms. Bring your sunscreen, camera, hat, and rain jacket, and prepare yourself for a day of fun!
Participants will meet at the Calvert Marine Museum under the Drum Point Lighthouse at 7:45 a.m.; expected return time to the museum is 4:30 p.m. For information or to register, call 410-326-2042 ext. 41. Register by May 11 for the June 2 cruise, June 8 for the June 30 cruise, June 30 for July 21 cruise, and July 13 for the August 5 cruise. Space is limited and sold on a first come, first serve basis.
Artworks@7th on Bay Avenue in North Beach has moved to a beautiful new location on the boardwalk at 9100 Bay Avenue #104. We cordially invite everyone to our official grand opening reception, Saturday, April 7th, 2012 from 1pm to 5pm, featuring fresh new works by the artists of Artworks@7th, and of course, celebrating our brand new location.
Because of the larger amount of wall and floor space, Artworks is announcing a Call for Artiststo come and join us. Artists can contact us and get information via our website:www.artworksat7th.com or contact membership chairperson at email@example.com.
Artworks@7th organized as a cooperative gallery in 2003 by the efforts of Mary Mattingly and the legal expertise of Lynda Stiegel. Other local businesses provided support and Dale Thomas of Nice and Fleazy Antiques generously provided our first venue. Three years later the gallery was able to move to a larger space across the street. As the gallery moves forward, it will continue to provide space & opportunity for local artists to exhibit & sell their art. Of those original founding members of January 2003 there are 5 still remaining with us: Kathleen Addario, Eileen Baca, John Gerachis, Ruth Marshall, and Gerry Wood.
Carmelo Ciancio, painter and scratchboard artist, remarks, that when artists create new artworks they are often influenced by their surroundings, it is only natural that when artists exhibit their work that the space selected be the best for this venue. The space must be elegant, sophisticated, spacious, and have lots of light. "Well, we finally have it all."
Ellen Robinson, president of the gallery and ceramicist, says, "Artworks@7th is an integral part of a tightly woven community and dedicated in exhibiting quality art work. Member artists belong to Artworks@7th because it's a cooperative gallery, owned and operated by local artists. They like the idea of making their artwork accessible and affordable to hundreds of potential art buyers each week. In addition to selling their art, they understand the importance of belonging to a network of peers who promote and support their creativity. Artworks@7th includes artists who have never before shown their work in a gallery setting and members with established art careers."
"Our new gallery will be on the boardwalk, which, I believe will make us more exposed to the public. The space is a major upgrade and will serve well as a gallery," says gallery member, artist Carol Wade, acrylic painter and creator of many of our fun and most memorable show graphics.
"Here we go! Onward and Upward! I'm proud to be a member of Artworks@7th since 2008," says Pat Troiani, watercolor artist and jeweler.
The Artists at Artworks@7th are dedicated to the future of the Gallery, and we are very excited about this move. Stay tuned to hear more about our grand opening celebration on April 7th.
A7 Show Calendar (updated February 20, 2012)
March 1 thru April 1
Rita Metro and Carol Wade
“Shoes and Booze”
Opening Reception, March 3rd, 1 to 5pm
April 5 thru April 29
Opening Reception, April 7th, 1 to 5pm
May 3 thru May 27
Sue Page and Tim Sebian-Lander
Opening Reception, May 3rd, 1 to 5pm
May 31 thru July 1
Nancy Jung-Warmke and Kathleen Addario
Opening Reception, June 2nd, 1 to 5pm
July 5 thru 29
Suzanne Nawrot and Ruth Marshall
Opening Reception, July 7th, 1 to 5pm
August 2 thru September 1
Theresa Musengo and Parran Collery
Opening Reception, August 4th, 1 to 5pm
September 6 thru September 30
Ellen and Megan Richard
Opening Reception, September 8th, 1 to 5pm
October 4 thru October 28th
Opening Reception, October 6th, 1 to 5pm
November 1 thru November 21
Suzanne Shelden and Nevin Bossart
Opening Reception, November 3rd, 1 to 5pm
November 23 to December 30
Opening Reception, December 1st, 1 to 5pm
June will be here before you know it! If you are a visual artist or exhibitor, you don't want to miss the largest outdoor arts festival in Charles County . . . ArtsFest 2012! This year's event takes place on the lawn of La Plata's Town Hall on Saturday, June 9, from 10:00 am - 5:00 pm.
ArtsFest 2012 Registration Forms are available on our website (www.charlescountyarts.org). Please mark your calendars now and plan to join the fun on Saturday, June 9 in La Plata!
Southern Maryland Arts News