May 2010

Events and happenings around town

Russell C. Poole, Russ Poole, Frederick Festival of the Arts, Frederick, MD, picture boards, fun, photograph
It’s that time again! Frederick’s First Saturday is upon us and there are a lot of things happening in the area during this busy weekend ranging from the Festival of the Arts and First Saturday events to gallery exhibits at the Blanche Ames Gallery, the Cultural Arts Center, the Mary Condon Hodgsdon gallery at the Frederick Community College, The Artists’ Gallery and more.

Hamming it up for the camera © Russell C. Poole

Russell C. Poole, Russ Poole, Carroll Creek, Frederick, MD, Festival of the Arts, photograph, color
Visitors line Carroll Creek during the 2009 Festival of the Arts © Russell C. Poole

Starting Saturday June 5, 2010 : First up and in conjunction with the Frederick First Saturday (brochure download is on lower left) events is the 17th Annual Frederick Festival of the Arts taking place on Saturday, June 5th & Sunday, June 6th. Held along the beautiful Carroll Creek Promenade in downtown Frederick the event features both local and national artists displaying their works along with live music and plenty of food and drink vendors. The Festival hours are 10 A.M to 6 P.M on Saturday & 11A.M. to 5 P.M. on Sunday. There is plenty of parking available and admission is FREE!

Saturday June 5, 2010 : An exhibit reception will take place at the Frederick Arts Council’s Cultural Arts Center gallery for Artist Leiann Klein. The exhibit features Ms. Klein’s cut linoleum prints representing themes from the West. Stop by to meet the Artist and look at her prints during the reception from 5:00-9:00 P.M. on Saturday, June 5, 2010.

Cynthia A. Poole, Cindy Poole, The Hideaway, photograph, color, MD

“The Hideaway” © Cynthia A. Poole

Saturday June 5, 2010 : The Frederick County Art Association is displaying an exhibit of members works at the Frederick Community College. An opening reception for the exhibit, with many of the Artists in attendance, will be held on Saturday, June 5, 2010 from 5:00 to 7:00 P.M. The exhibit will be on display in the Mary Condon Hodgson gallery located in the lobby of the Jack B. Kussmaul theater in the Arts and Student Center.

Russ Poole, Russell C. Poole, Creekside Dawn, photograph, color, Frederick, MD,

Sunday June 6, 2010 : Our good friends at the Blanche Ames Gallery, located in the Unitarian Universalist Church (directions here ) just outside of Frederick, MD, will be hosting an exhibit by the Friday Painters From Shepherdstown from June 2, 2010 to June 27, 2010. The exhibit will include works by Artists Nancy Kautz, Pat Donahue, Michael Austin, and other members of this group. A reception for the Artists and the opening of the exhibit will be held from 12:30 to 2:30 P.M. on Sunday, June 6, 2010. If you are in the area take time to stop by and meet some of the Artists.
Dawn” © Russell C. Poole

Pat Donahue, painting, color, Artist
Saturday June 5, 2010 : The Artists’ Gallery will be exhibiting their member show along with an exhibit of paintings and sculptures by artist Joanna Morrison at their gallery located at 4 East Church Street in downtown Frederick. An opening reception will be held from 5-8:30 P.M. on June 5th.
“Tropical Interlude” © Pat Donahue

Michael Austin, sketch, black and white, Artist
McQuilkin Farm © Michael Austin

Call For Artists - Local Exhibit

We have been sent notice of an upcoming local exhibit and a Call for Artists. The information is posted below as we received it though we did highlight the important points for emphasis. Please note the deadline for entry forms to be postmarked is May 20, 2010 so you need to respond quickly! We have also posted additional links about the project at the bottom of this post.

Local Call for Artists
Addiction and Art" Blue Elephant Gallery - Frederick, MD
Jurors: To Be Announced - Members from both the local art and substance abuse treatment worlds
Entries due - May 20, 2010 (Postmarked)
Show opens - June 19, 2010, 7-11 PM, Book signing 7:30 - 9:00 PM
Show dates - June 19 - June 27
Entry Forms Available: Blue Elephant, Dragonfly, Delaplaine Visual Arts Education Center
This show coincides with the release of the book, Addiction and Art, published by Johns Hopkins Press. Several of the book's artists will accompany this juried exhibition.

Here is a link to download the
entry application in .pdf form.

Here is the link to the
Johns Hopkins University Press site for details about the book or to order a copy.