Apr 2010

Frederick First Saturday - May 2010

There will be a number of interesting exhibits opening around our area on Saturday May 1, 2010 and on Sunday May 2, 2010.

Abstract, Vo-Dinh Mai, Vo-Dinh
An original abstract painting created by Vo-Dinh Mai

On Saturday, May 1, 2010 the
Delaplaine Visual Arts and Education Center will host a number of opening receptions throughout the gallery from 3-5 P.M. Must see exhibits include Vo-Dinh Mai : A Retrospective. Covering 30 years of artistic creation by the late internationally recognized artist this exhibit is curated by Calvin Edward Ramsburg and Hannah Vo-Dinh. Vo-Dinh was a mentor to and a major influence on a young Calvin Edward Ramsburg, now a renowned artist in his own right.

Among the other exhibits opening at the Delaplaine will be
The Art of Flowers by Sonia Gadra, Elizabeth Holm, & Merri Nelson ; Ways of Speaking featuring paintings by Jim Germaux ; Unnoticed Underfoot photographs by Lee Permenter ; Fine Art Quilts by Catherine Kleeman ; and Mark of the Gesture paintings by Mark Shaffer & Beckie Laughlin. All opening receptions run from 3-5 P.M.

In the downtown area the
Frederick Arts Council will present the opening of an exhibit by artist John Holly. Mr. Holly creates his art in paintings and in mixed media. A reception for the artist will be held from 5-7 P.M. in the Cultural Arts Center gallery located at 15 North Market Street.

The Artists Gallery will present the opening of the exhibit RE / NEW featuring works by member artists with a theme inspired by the natural renewal and awakening of the season. Works will include new pieces and older works that have been reworked or otherwise renewed. The opening reception takes place from 5-7 P.M. in the gallery located just off of Market Street at 4 East Church Street.

Frederick Downtown Partnership has provided a complete listing of all events and the businesses participating in Frederick First Saturday as a downloadable brochure you can find here.

Weikert Farm, Deborah Lovelace Richardson,
Weikert Farm En Plein Air painting © Deborah Lovelace Richardson

Sunday, May 2, 2010 brings us another great exhibit at The Blanche Ames Gallery located within the Unitarian Universalist Church of Frederick at 4880 Elmer Derr Road - just outside Frederick, MD. The exhibit this month will feature En Plein Air works created by local artists Peter Plant, Deborah Richardson, Rebecca Jackson, and Glen Souder. An opening reception for the artist’s will be held on May 2, 2010 from 12:30-2:30 P.M. in the Gallery. Directions to the gallery can be found here.

Sycamores at Burnside Bridge En Plein Air painting © Glenn A. Souders
Sycamores Along Burnside Bridge, Glenn A. Souders,

Bobby Flurie, Alternative Universe, guitar, musician, Rock & Roll,

And don’t forget you can now purchase the latest CD release from local master guitarist Bobby Flurie either
directly or as downloads from Amazon.com or CDBaby.com.

Frederick Artists Market

Looking for that unique and special item for Mother’s Day? Be sure to stop by the
Frederick Arts Council’s Artist Market this Sunday, April 25, 2010, to see the wonderful variety of creations available. The Artist Market will be open from 1 P.M. to 5 P.M. in the Cultural Arts Center located at 15 North Market Street in downtown Frederick - rain or shine.

This month will feature 30 Artists from Frederick and the surrounding region displaying and selling their creations making this popular event a great destination for a Sunday afternoon so stop by and say Hello to a great bunch of people! Combine your visit with a stroll through the historic downtown area and check out the many shops and restaurants along the Market Street corridor and you have the makings of a pleasant and relaxing afternoon.

April will also mark the end of the Artist Market’s spring season with the event resuming this fall on October 24, 2010. The event season will end for the year in late fall with not one but two chances to visit - the very popular
Frosty Friday Artist Market the day after Thanksgiving and on a special time and date the following weekend Saturday, December 4, 2010, in conjunction with the Frederick First Saturday holiday celebrations.

If you read our April 14 blog post announcing the release of
Bobby Flurie’s latest CD Alternative Universe be sure to stop by this weekend’s Artist Market where Bobby will have copies available for you to purchase.

Bobby Flurie, Alternative Universe,

© Cover photo shot in Barbados by Tracy Millhouse
Bobby Flurie, Alternative Universe, guitar, musician, Rock & Roll,

Support your local Artist! Guitar legend Bobby Flurie has just released his Latest album as a CD titled ALTERNATIVE UNIVERSE. If you’re a fan of great music you owe it to yourself to pick up a copy and give it a listen.

Known throughout the music world for his stellar guitar work with numerous legendary Bay Area groups ranging from Quicksilver Messenger Service to Big Brother and the Holding Company Bobby continues to be a guitar pioneer as well as the creator of a unique musical sound with his talent for songwriting and his vocal tracks.

This new album is a mix of styles ranging from Rock to Reggae and showcases Bobby’s talents as a musician, songwriter, and vocalist in addition to his considerable production skills. Tracks from the album can be purchased for download from Amazon.com or CDBaby.com. If you prefer an actual CD over a downloaded file you can go to Bobby’s webpage here and follow the directions in the box at the top of the page to order. To contact Bobby directly go to the bottom of the page and click on the link.