St. John’s College Campus, Mellon Hall, 60 College Ave., (410) 626-2556. Tues-Sun 12-5, Fri 6:45-7:45 pm
Ruth Starr Rose: Revelations of African American Life in Maryland and the World, January 11 – February 26.
This first comprehensive exhibition of paintings and lithographs by Ruth Starr Rose (1887-1965) offers a rare glimpse into the lives and spiritual world of rural African American life at the turn of the century on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. An Art Students League artist, Rose portrays crab pickers, sailmakers, and soldiers, as well as gospel song illustrations, with a dignity and compassion that expresses her deep love for the residents of the Talbot County towns of Copperville and Unionville.
January 15: Opening Reception, 3-5 pm. Art Educator Lucinda Edinberg will lead a tour of the exhibition followed by a performance by “The Extensions of Faith Praise Choir,” an interdenominational group, led by Ms. Ramocille Johnson. This group of over 40 voices enjoys a strong reputation for their high energy interpretation of gospel songs, hymns, and spirituals. The Brooklyn Park Middle School Chorale, directed by John Campbell, will also perform. This concert will feature spirituals related to the works by Ruth Starr Rose. Refreshments will follow.
2 Maryland Federation of Art Circle Gallery
18 State Circle, 410-268-4566
Tuesday thru Sunday 11am – 5pm
Circle Gallery, Winter Member Show, all MFA members residing in the United States, Puerto Rico, Canada and Mexico, January 5-21. Focal Point, January 26-Feb 25. From photography to filmmaking, computers have forever expanded ways for artists to capture and produce their work. MFA celebrates this disruption by changing our annual photography show to an exhibition examining artistic use of digital media. Work is created and/or produced through the use of software, whether purchased or artist-created, including
photography, graphic design, digital painting, video, or projection.
Paul’s Homewood Cafe- Fran Stetina thru Feb 5.
Annapolis Maritime Museum: Stormy Weather, Feb 23 thru April 8. From onset to aftermath and all in between—original 2-D artwork depicting the sounds, colors, impact, anticipation, and more, of stormy weather.
Curve Gallery: Migrations, February 1-March 15. Migrations are caused by change.. Buffalo sweep the plains as rainfalls disappear. Humans flee drought and oppression to seek new land, jobs or friendly welcomes. There are migrations related to sea change, oil spills, city sprawl or just going along from bar to bar.
Maryland Federation of Art presents rotating national juried exhibitions, member juried exhibitions, and non-juried opportunities for local artists. MFA is the oldest artist-run organization in Maryland, dedicated to expanding artistic expression and appreciation. Our 550 members organize 20 to 25 juried and non-juried exhibitions each year.