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EXHIBITS 2018



Current


"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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Upcoming


"Nourish" (September/October 2018)"

 

Past


"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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