Annmarie is pleased to host Caryl Henry Alexander, prominent artist from Clinton, Maryland, for the MLK Weekend Community Project. Join Annmarie in a celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and his living legacy from January 15- January 17, 2011, from 10am to 5pm, at Annmarie in Solomons, MD. All children ages 11 and under and students with ID will receive FREE admission.
Caryl Henry Alexander will guide visitors in a printmaking hands on activity. Participants will, in response to the poems and quotes of Martin Luther King, Jr., and the civil rights movement, create relief prints with Adinkra* symbols from Ghana, West Africa. Each printmaker will make two relief prints, one for our wall and one for themselves. The prints will be used to create a temporary mural on the wall of the gallery displayed throughout the month of February. These prints echo a vision, energy and wisdom that is reflective of the local community and Dr. King’s legacy.
In addition, as we embark on the multi-year initiative to support minority artists in Southern Maryland, Mr. Doug Reynolds, local artist from St. Leonard, MD and Ms. Donna Baker, artist from Huntingtown, MD will be exhibiting their work, including collages, paintings and sculpture. The work will run concurrently with MLK Days, and be on display through February in celebration of Black History Month. Interested minority artists are encouraged to contact Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center at 410-326-4640 to unite in our commitment to this program. Join the celebration of Dr. King’s legacy with a visit to Annmarie and create a community tradition.
Admission to Annmarie is $3 for adults; $2 for seniors; AMG Members are always FREE. Hours for the Arts Center are daily 10:00am- 5:00pm; the grounds daily 9:00am- 5:00pm.
Annmarie Sculpture Garden Park & Arts Center is a sculpture park and arts center conveniently located just off Route 2-4 on Dowell Road in Solomons, Maryland. Solomons is just 1 ¼ hour drive from the Washington, DC beltway. Annmarie is a Smithsonian Affiliate with works on loan from the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden as well as the National Gallery of Art. www.annmariegarden.org