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"Artful Giving"

The holidays are coming and Main Street Gallery will be ready with arm-loads of treats! Beautiful holiday-priced artwork, music, champagne, chocolates and a raffle of a Danny Doughty painting for charity are all part of the fun!!

It’s all happening during the November/December show, called “Artful Giving” featuring guest artist Heidi Wetzel. Heidi will be showing her unique handmade basketry and fiber art which has won her acclaim all over the Eastern Shore. The Easton artist, who originally hails from Germany, uses unique and indigenous materials in her work as well as exotic finds she brings back from her many travels. Ranging in style from traditional to contemporary, Heidi’s work is often inspired by nature. “Some of my sculptures are utilitarian, while others are purely decorative,” she says. “With my three dimensional wall hangings I try to create “pictures” or scenes from nature. My work reflects the beauty I see in the world around me and the natural surroundings here on the Eastern shore.” For “Artful Giving” Heidi Wetzel and the gallery’s 13 member artists will focus on showing smaller, more affordable works which will be perfect for holiday gift-giving.

And speaking of gift-giving, Main Street Gallery will be giving back to the community by raffling off an original, signed painting by renowned artist, Danny Doughty. The majority of the proceeds from the raffle will go to “Meals til Monday”, a local charity that helps feed needy area schoolchildren over the weekends. Don’t miss your chance to win this very special painting and help a worthy cause. Tickets will be available at the Gallery starting November 9.

“Artful Giving” will open on November 9 and run through December 30. There will be two artist’s receptions on second Saturdays, November 10 and December 8 from 5 to 8 PM at the Gallery at 518 Poplar St. in Cambridge, (directly across the street from Jimmie and Sooks restaurant). The receptions are free and open to all. A special holiday reception with champagne and chocolates and music by singer/songwriter, Terry White, will be held on December 10.



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Upcoming


"Reboot 2 (Squared)" (January/February 2019)"

The member artists of Main Street Gallery are exhibiting work that expresses new energy and insights inspired by all the possibilities the new year holds in their winter show entitled “REBOOT 2”, since this is the second anniversary of this show.



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"Nourish"

Main Street Gallery is celebrating 7 years of bringing the best in contemporary art to Cambridge, and supporting and encouraging its member artists with its new show, “Nourish."

Featured artist-member Kathy Flament, well known for her expressive style of painting, will be showing works that capture the spirit of nourishment in its many forms. Joyful, colorful prints of water and foods such as corn, tomatoes, oysters, crabs and rockfish, that nourish our Eastern shore bodies, hang beside evocative fiber works that nourish the artistic soul.

The twelve other artist-members will be showing their artistic interpretations of the notion of “nourish” as well. “We all have sources of nourishment,” states the artist who lives and works in Rehoboth Beach Delaware. “As people, culture is embodied in our cuisines. Think of ancient civilizations like the Romans and their oils and wine, India and its spices. I think of nourish too, when I seek to calm unsettling feelings. I take in the views of the ocean and skies. I trace the flights of birds above me.”

There will be lots of nourishing, celebratory foods and a wine tasting with wines from Hair’O The Dog at a second Saturday anniversary party. Music will be provided by acclaimed pianist/singer and occasional raconteur, Maris Wicker with an eclectic mix from Billie Holiday to Stephen Sondheim to Antonio Carlos Jobim and more. Before moving to Cambridge, Ms. Wicker was active in the DC area as an oratorio, art song interpreter and cabaret performer.

This all takes place on September 8 from 5-8 pm at the gallery on 518 Poplar St., directly across from Jimmie and Sooks. Another reception for “Nourish” will be on second Saturday, October 13. Both receptions are free and open to the public.

Main Street Gallery is currently accepting applications from artists who may be interested in becoming members or guest artists at the gallery. For more information please visit their website at: www.mainstgallery.org, go to their Facebook page at Main Street Gallery or telephone the gallery at: 410-330-4659.



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"Out of Africa"

London-based, South African artist, Joss Rossiter to show at Main Street Gallery. Award-winning London artist, Joss Rossiter, will be showing her exuberant, colorful paintings at Main Street Gallery this summer in a show entitled “Out of Africa”. Ms. Rossiter, who started her art career at the age of 58, was born in South Africa and spent the first 38 years of her life there before moving to the UK. Her art (and clearly her heart) harkens back to her roots in Africa and is heavily influenced by her life there. Using various media such as acrylics, pastels, gouaches, inks and food dyes she paints the African people and places that so influenced her growing up. Under her brush, scenes of village life and culture spring into being with a vibrant energy, elegance of form and riot of rich colors. “There is a joy and intensity of love and passion amongst people even in the most difficult of economic situations” says the artist about the people who inspired her work.

Although she got a late start, Ms. Rossiter is utterly passionate about and dedicated to her art. “Art is such fun and brings me such joy,” she says. “If this ever stops, then so will I.” Ms. Rossiter’s work has been collected by art lovers around the world and she regularly shows in galleries in London, Laguna Beach, CA, Saugatuck, MI and other cities.

“Out of Africa” will open on Friday, June 29 and run through Monday, August 27. There will be two Second Saturday receptions on July 14 and August 11 from 5-8 pm at the gallery at 518 Poplar St. in Cambridge, (directly across from Jimmie and Sooks Restaurant). Light refreshments will be served. Hours for this exhibition are: Fridays 11am-9pm and Saturdays and Sundays, 11am-4 pm. For more information go to www.mainstgallery.org or call 410-330-4659.

Main Street Gallery is currently accepting applications from artists who may be interested in becoming members or guest artists at the gallery. For more information please visit their website at: www.mainstgallery.org, go to their Facebook page at Main Street Gallery or telephone the gallery at: 410-330-4659.



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"Buds to Blooms" (May/June 2018)"

 

“Buds and Blooms” Ushers in spring at Main Street Gallery. The vivid colors and varied shapes and textures of spring flora have been captured in photographs, prints, paintings, drawings and ceramic pieces and will be on display at Main Street Gallery in Cambridge for its spring show “Buds and Blooms."

Award-winning photographer, Fran Saunders, a resident of both Cambridge and Ocean City and a member of the cooperative gallery, will be the featured artist. Fran, a native of New York, started her career photographing birds on the Eastern Shore. The birds were so quick and difficult to capture, however, that she soon moved on to capturing other aspects of nature, including flowers.

Fran particularly enjoys manipulating her subjects in an artistic fashion and fine-tuning them so they become artful expressions of what she feels. She also loves to experiment with photographing or processing her subjects with interesting textures. When not using textures, Fran enjoys simplifying her photographs and adding more saturated hues to touch the viewer’s emotions with color.

Fran has won over 40 awards or commendations for her photographs and has shown her work in several states. Her art is owned by many private collectors throughout the Delmarva Peninsula and beyond.

“Buds and Blooms” will open on Friday May 4 and run through Monday June 25. The gallery’s hours are Friday through Monday from 11am-4 pm. There will be two artist’s receptions on Second Saturdays May 12 and June 9 from 5-8 pm at the gallery which is located at 518 Poplar St. All are invited, and light refreshments will be served.

Main Street Gallery is currently accepting applications from artists who may be interested in becoming members or guest artists at the gallery. For more information please visit their website at: www.mainstgallery.org, go to their Facebook page at Main Street Gallery or telephone the gallery at: 410-330-4659.



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"Alterculture"

Alternative, anti-establishment and definitely not mainstream…these words define alterculture which is the title of Main Street Gallery’s latest show.

They also apply aptly to featured artist Mary Ann Schindler’s bold, contemporary work. Joining her fellow MSG artists, Schindler, who lives and works in Easton, is showing paintings and mixed media sculptures that exude an edgy, often other-worldly vibe. Drawing from a mix of materials as varied and diverse as acrylic paint, polyurethane, dispersion paint, gesso, screen and other repurposed materials, Schindler creates thoughtful and thought-provoking works that engage and challenge the viewer with their unique, and unexpected visions.

Schindler has been drawn to the creative process, she says, since childhood and fondly recalls making art as far back as grammar school. After college she turned to commercial art and after working for a number of years as an illustrator and art director she eventually opened her own business in the Washington, DC area. Since moving to the Eastern Shore in 1999 she has vigorously pursued her art on a full time basis and has continued studying through experimental workshops and artists’ retreats.

“Alterculture” will open on Friday March 2 and run through April 30. The gallery’s hours are Fridays through Mondays, 11-4pm. There will be two artists’ receptions on second Saturdays March 10 and April 14 from 5-8 pm at the gallery at 518 Poplar Street in Cambridge. Light refreshments will be served and all are welcome. For more information call the gallery at 410-330-4659.

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"Reboot (January/February)"

It is a brand new year, and time to refresh, renew and reboot! The member artists of Main Street Gallery are exhibiting work that expresses new energy and insights inspired by all the possibilities the new year holds in their winter show entitled “REBOOT”.

Come and experience how this group of painters, sculptors, photographers, jewelers, ceramists, furniture makers and textile artists are starting off 2018!

There will be two second Saturday artists receptions for REBOOT at the gallery at 518 Main Street in Cambridge, directly across from Jimmie and Sooks. The first will be on January 13 and the second on February 10. Each reception will be from 5-8 pm and light refreshments will be served. All are welcome. The gallery is open Fridays through Mondays from 11-4. For more information visit our website at: www.mainstgallery.org or call us at: 410-330-4659.

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