Sep 2010

Outside My Window, Frederick First Saturday, A Diversity of Vision

Blue Ridge Mountains, Thurmont, fall,
It’s now officially fall and everyone is anxious to see the leaves begin the annual transformation into Nature’s fireworks display. We have had a decent amount of rain over the past few days, nearly 1.5”, but looking towards the nearby mountains reveals very little in the way of fall color except in the lower elevations. A recent drive along the fire roads through the Frederick Watershed showed only some Sweet Gum trees turning red and a little bit of orange starting to show among the Sugar Maples at the upper elevations. Hopefully the rain will help the process and there will be beautiful warm fall days and bright colors in time for the annual Colorfest and local Oktoberfest activities. Keep your fingers crossed!
Outside My Window © Russell C. Poole

A Diversity of Vision - an exhibit by friends and fellow photographers Don Dunsmore, Noah Jefferson, and Russ Poole will hold an opening reception on Sunday, October 3, 2010 at The Blanche Ames Gallery near Frederick. Check below for additional information and links.

Saturday, October 2, 2010 will mark the beginning of the fall Frederick First Saturday events with the October / Halloween inspired theme of Into the Night. Numerous scarecrows and creepy pumpkins will be on display at the various merchants throughout the historic downtown Market Street area along with many activities the entire family can participate in. You can download a printable brochure listing all of the events HERE.

Among the numerous galleries open this Saturday be sure to stop by the following :

Frederick Arts Council will hold an exhibit opening and reception featuring works by members of the Frederick County Arts Association. The reception will be held in the Cultural Arts Center Gallery at 15 N. Market Street from 5-9 P. M.

The Artists Gallery (4 E. Church Street) will hold an exhibit opening and reception from 5-8:30 P.M. This month will feature new work in a multi media exhibit by local artist Joy Boudreaux inspired by her fascination with the colors and fluid movements of jellyfish. There will also be works by Artist Gallery members on display for viewing.

The Delaplaine Visual Arts Education Center ( 40 S. Carroll Street) will feature an exhibit of drawings and photography by Martin Slater & Michael Goulding in addition to a juried photography exhibit featuring both emerging and professional photographers. See their website for additional information.

If you are out for a drive in the country and heading towards Knoxville you might want to stop in to
Pleasant Valley Studios (19419 Frog Eye Road, Knoxville, MD) to see works by Antonio, Jonna, & Toby Mendez. Each of the family members is an artist in their own right and their works range from painting to photography to sculpture. An exhibit worth the trip.

A Diversity of Vision, promo, photography, Russ Poole, Don Dunsmore, Noah Jefferson, Maryland

A Diversity of Vision - As briefly mentioned at the top of this post this is a photography exhibit by friends Don Dunsmore, Noah Jefferson and Russ Poole. Featuring recent works by each we attempt, through two comparative groupings and the remainder personal pieces, to show how every person views the world in a slightly different manner. The grouped images were created while we were photographing the same areas on the same day and at the same time. Though we all saw the same thing each of us interpreted the scenes before us in a unique way. This individual vision can also be seen to carry over into our personal work - even when the subject matter is similar.

To meet the Artists and to gain a little insight into how the Artist mind works join us at the opening reception for this exhibit in
The Blanche Ames Gallery of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Frederick (directions HERE)on Sunday, October 3, 2010 from 12:30 to 2:00 P.M. In addition to the images in the gallery being for sale each artist will have a selection of cards and / or unframed prints available for purchase.

In the Street events this weekend

Saturday, September 11, 2010 marks a change of date for the 25th year of the Frederick, MD
In The Street festival to the second Saturday in September. During this event Market Street will be blocked off from vehicle traffic and the entire downtown area becomes a gigantic Block Party with a variety of entertainment, food, and fun activities for all ages.

Entertainment of note will include the
Kelly Bell Band, Jah Works, The Freddie Long Band, and local favorites The Jug Band along with many other great acts. Food vendors participating will range from popular fast food names to some of the top restaurants in the downtown Frederick area. From food to entertainment this event promises something for everyone.

The weekend will feature additional special events including
Light the Creek taking place from 6 - 9 P.M. on Friday evening and the Up the Creek Party from 5:30 to 9 P. M. after the days festivities. You can find more information on the Celebrate Frederick website here. You will also find links to additional information about each of the events by clicking on the links along the left side of the page.

This year the
In the Street Festival will take place from 11 A.M. to 5 P. M. and current forecasts call for great weather so come out and enjoy the day!

September events

First Saturday Frederick : The theme of September’s events will be Around the World in 15 Blocks where “tourists” can pick up a passport and by having it filled out they become eligible to win a Downtown Frederick Gift Card. A family friendly event, more information and a printable brochure can be found at the Downtown Frederick Partnership website here.

Peter Plant, 2008 Frederick County Barnstormers Tour, © Russell C. Poole Artist Peter Plant - Photo By Russell C. Poole
The Delaplaine Visual Arts and Education Center - Numerous exhibits in their many galleries and the Gardiner Pavillion. Fellow Artist and FCAA member Peter Plant will be among those exhibiting for the month of September. Unfortunately we are unable to list the other exhibits at the site since the DVAEC website appears to be down as we write this. You should try their site later in hope of finding out more.

The Artists Gallery Has two new exhibits opening on First Saturday. Dream or Alive features the paintings of Artist John Lowe and Double Vision features the paintings of James W. Germaux in collaboration with the photographs of his nephew Jon Page. The opening reception is September 4, 2010 from 5 P.M. to 9 P.M. at the gallery.

Frank DuVal, Artist, Delaplaine exhibit Artist Frank DuVal - Photo by Russell C. Poole
The Blanche Ames Gallery located at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Frederick will feature the works of Artist Frank DuVal in a new exhibit titled “Critters II : New Wilderness Drawings by Frank DuVal”. The gallery is located at 4880 Elmer Derr Road, Frederick, MD 21703 and is minutes from downtown Frederick, MD. The opening reception for Frank’s exhibit will be held on Sunday September 12, 2010 from 12:30 P.M. to 3 P.M. A sample of Frank’s previous works can be found here. Stop by and enjoy the wonderful drawings by this talented Artist.

Enjoy the beautiful weather in store for this weekend and have a great time!