Apr 2009

Finally, Spring is here for real!!

Finally, Spring is here for real...!!

Phoenix Imagery Press, photography, spring flowers, Dutchmans Breeches, Trout Lily, yellow, orange,
Dew covered Dutchmans Breeches in front of a Trout Lily

The recent rainy weather we’ve had here in Frederick is finally giving way to Spring and just in time for the upcoming
Artists Market with weekend predictions for plenty of sun and temperatures expected to be in the upper 80s to low 90s.

The April Frederick Artist Market, sponsored by the Frederick Arts Council, will be held this
Sunday, April 26, 2009. This is a great event, well attended and continually growing with 24 artists scheduled to participate this weekend. Both of us (Russ & Cindy) will be present to answer any of your questions about our artwork or to help you select the ideal piece to complement you home or office. Local musician Jonah Knight will be singing and performing on acoustic guitar for your enjoyment as you spend time with the artists.

Donna Ferrandino, Maryann Pranulis, artist, photography, Frederick, MD, Phoenix Imagery Press,
Local artists Donna Ferrandino and Maryann Pranulis display their artwork at a recent Artists Market.

Frederick, MD, Artists Market, photography, Phoenix Imagery Press,
A reporter from NBC Channel 25 sets up to film a recent Artists Market while customers look over the artwork on display

The monthly Artists Market is a great way to see and purchase original work from many of the wonderful artists of Central Maryland and the surrounding areas along with an opportunity to meet the artists in person. Making a visit to the Artists Market also provides you with an excellent opportunity to stroll about historic downtown Frederick while enjoying the architecture and history as well as the many unique shops and restaurants. As always, admission to the Artists Market is free and the event is open to one and all. The Artists Market will be held in the Cultural Arts Center at 15 N. Market Street from 1 P.M. to 5 P.M. and you will find there is abundant parking space available at any of the nearby parking decks.

And remember, you can view Cindy & Russ’s images anytime in our galleries

Bobby Flurie & friends

Bobby Flurie, guitarist Hands of A Master

Mark your calendars now to see renowned Maryland guitarist Bobby Flurie & friends in a rare live performance at the 2009 Frederick Festival of the Arts. Bobby & friends will be performing on June 7th from 3:30-5 P.M. on the Carroll Creek Promenade in downtown Frederick. Bobby has played guitar with many nationally known groups throughout his career including such Bay Area legends as Quicksilver Messenger Service, Country Joe and the Fish, members of Big Brother & the Holding Company and others in addition to being a solo recording artist.

You can find out more about Bobby or purchase his CDs, including his latest release
Hole in the Ozone here. We’ll keep you updated as the date approaches.

Bell & History Days - Middletown, MD Frederick County Bell & History Days, Middletown, MD

A special Thank You! goes out to everyone who braved the gusting winds to visit the numerous Frederick County Bell & History Days site this past Saturday. Your support for the event was greatly appreciated.

Bell & History Days - Lander Lock House on the C&O Canal
C&O Canal, Lander Lock House, MD,

Frederick County, MD Bell & History Days

On Saturday, April 4, 2009, from 10 A.M. to 4 P.M. Frederick County will hold the annual Bell and History Days events marking the 2009 season opening of the many museums and heritage sites throughout Frederick County, Maryland. Special note : at this year’s event America’s Road : a photographic journey across the National Road from Baltimore to East St. Louis written by Russell C. Poole will be available for purchase at the Maryland National Road Association information tables in the parking lot adjacent to the historic Lamar House at 200 W. Main Street, Middletown, MD. Russ will be on hand from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM (possibly earlier) to personally sign copies of America’s Road and to answer your questions about the National Road.

Ms. Adele Air - President of the Maryland National Road Association and Mr. Chris Haugh - Scenic Byways and Special Projects Manager for the Tourism Council of Frederick, Maryland will be present for the entire Middletown event. Both of these folks are a wealth of information about the area history so stop by to spend some time with them or just to say Hi!. Be sure to thank them for the great job they do of working to preserve our regional heritage. An additional attraction at the Middletown location will be Mr. Max Reed who will have a team and a historic wagon similar to those used by early settlers heading west along the National Road as part of a living history demonstration. Mr. Reed is a regular participant in the annual National Pike Festival organized by
The James Shaull Wagon Train Foundation, Inc. This festival, held during the 3rd week of May each year, honors the early pioneers by traveling a portion of the Maryland segment of the historic National Road by wagon train.

This year’s
Bell & History Days focuses on the southern section of Frederick County and includes events, living history presentations, and tours of many of the historic sites. Some of the sites to visit include the Lander Road C&O Lock House, Brunswick, Point of Rocks, Burkittsville ( a great little town, NOT like the Blair Witch Project portrays it...), Myersville, Middletown, Braddock Heights, and Frederick. For detailed information visit Frederick Tourism and download a .pdf copy of the Bell and History Days brochure found on the main page.

We hope to see you there!