Annual Holiday Celebration & Benefit__________________
Saturday, December 14th (9AM - 4PM)
Ring in the Yuletide with family fun for everyone on December 14th from 9am-4pm at the Griffin Annual Holiday Celebration. Activities continue all day long including holiday music by the Martin Family Band and art demos by Griffin artists and instructors. Bring the kids for free children’s crafts including painting, drawing, pottery, clay, felt, beading and face painting. Enjoy complimentary refreshments and light holiday fare while Urbana Dance and Performing Arts Studio performs excerpts from the Nutcracker. Enter our drawing for your chance to win an original piece of art by a Griffin resident artist!
All proceeds benefit the Young Griffin Scholarship Fund for young artists in need. Please bring a canned good donation for The Frederick Rescue Mission. Admission is FREE for all.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
9:00AM: GRIFFIN OPENS
ONGOING ALL DAY.................
- Children's Arts & Crafts (Lion's Den)
- Face Painting (Lion's Den)
- Caricatures by artist & painter Walt Bartman
- Balloon Art
- Clay Activities by sculptor Homer Yost
- Art Demonstrations by instructor Courtney Lee
- Pastel Portraits by artist Adam Silcott
- Oil Portraits by instructor Barbara Gruber
- Print Demos by Lee Newman
- String Art by artist Vince Coates
- Art Auction of donated works by Griffin artists
10:00AM - 12:00PM: MUSIC
Background Christmas music provided by Martin Family Band & Friends
1:00 - 2:00PM: URBANA DANCE
Urbana Dance and Performing Arts Studio performs excerpts from the Nutcracker.
3:00PM: ART LOTTERY DRAWING
Winner announced for original piece of art by a Griffin resident artist.
Annual All Griffin Holiday Show______________________
Give something original this year...the whole building is open and displaying an impressive show of original artwork by Griffin resident artists. Paintings, pastels, sculpture, prints, photography and drawings by areas most respected artists - all for sale! The exhibition offers a broad range of styles and prices. Visit the gallery each weekend in December: Friday 5-8pm, Saturday 3-8pm, and by appointment.
FIRST SATURDAY EVENTS
First Saturday, December 7th kicks off the show opening with receptions by Griffin artists and instructors beginning at 3pm. Meet and greet new artist Elisabeth Vismans upstairs in the Blue Elephant Gallery for Paint-Your-Own-Canvas for $20 and enjoy holiday beverages and treats. Additional art activities and artists on hand throughtout the afternoon and evening.
Happening on First Saturday (11/2) only....
September 7, 5-8
Exhibit Runs 9/6-9/28
Gallery Open: Fri 5-8 ~ Sat 3-8
Don't miss the Second Opening of Noah McWilliam's 3x5² this Saturday, September 1th in the Talon Gallery!
Noah McWilliams presents: 3x5²
FREDERICK, MD – September 7th, 2013 – Artist Noah McWilliams will be displaying his much anticipated audio installation, 3x5², at the Talon Gallery in Frederick, MD. This work represents the culmination of 6 years distributing over 20,000 thousand flyers under the windshield wipers of cars parked along North Market Street in Frederick, MD. Each flyer had the same equation printed on it, along with a phone number for callers to leave their responses. Because the flyer became infamous within the Downtown Frederick community, holding the exhibition in this location will allow both unfamiliar guests and past recipients of the flyer to interpret what the recorded responses reveal about the callers’ lives, emotions, interpretations and math skills (or lack thereof).
Blue Elephant Gallery_____________________________
Book Signing & Art Opening Featuring Photographs & Novel
The Redemption of Valerie Tolliver
by Dennis Crews
Reception: Sat July 6th 6-9.
All Griffin Show
Broad selection of paintings, drawings, sculpture, prints & photography by Griffin Resident Arts & Instructors.
June 1-30, 2013 ~
Collector’s Preview: May 31, 5-8pm
Reception: Frederick’s First Saturday, June 1, 5-8 pm
Gallery Hours: Fri -5-8pm, Sat 3-8pm
The Maryland Society of Portrait Painters
May 3-26, 2013 ~ Collector’s Preview: May 3, 5-8pm
Reception: Frederick’s First Saturday, May 4, 3-5pm
Gallery hours: Fri -5-8pm, Sat 3-8pm, Sun 1-5pm
Pictured left~ Palden Hamilton, Awake, oil, 28x22
The Maryland Society of Portrait Painters, a non-profit organization founded in 1982, presents an exhibition, The Figure: Impressions and Expressions of accredited members’ work to include paintings, drawings, and sculpture venturing into a broader scope of figurative work.
Timeless, the human form remains perhaps the most powerful vehicle for expression in the visual arts. This unique exhibit includes beautifully studied classical drawings, figurative sculpture, and boldly colorful compositions embracing the figure.
For full schedule of artist demonstrations please visit www.mdspp.com or www.facebook.com/MDSPP.
"Erin Mc Grady | Wander. Lust Photography Show."