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



"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: or call us at: 410-330-4659.

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