Walter M. Bartman III
February 28th – March 30th
Gallery Hours: Fridays 5-8pm & Sat 3-8pm or by appointment.
Walter M. Bartman III, a graduate of Governor Thomas Johnson High School, received his art degree from Kutztown University of Pennsylvania, where he concentrated on teaching and painting. Upon graduation Walt would work for Montgomery County Public Schools; during his tenure, he served as Director of the largest Advanced Placement Art program in Montgomery County. Presently, he is the Painting Instructor and Department Chair of the Studio Arts at the Landon School, located in Bethesda, Maryland. Mr. Bartman’s painting travels have taken him to Antietam, Frederick, Middletown Valley, Tilghman Island, St. Michaels, and Crisfield, MD; Chincoteague, VA; Santa Fe and Taos, N.M.; Sedona, AZ; the Bahamas; Bermuda; Italy; Spain; and Eastern European cities including Prague, Bratislava, and Budapest.
Mr. Bartman’s work represents emotional interpretations, marked by rhythmic touches of paint and color. Other techniques of interest are dramatic compositions, capturing light, and recording the views of the vanishing landscape. His paintings are part of many local, state, national, and international collections. In addition to collections, he has had many solo exhibits within the last two years at the Orchard Gallery in Bethesda and at the Mary Hogdson Gallery located within Frederick Community College. He has also exhibited with other artists at the Tilghman Island Inn in Tilghman Island, Maryland, and the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts. He has also been the featured artist of many organizations including the Washington Capitals professional hockey team, Montgomery County Hospice, and recently the “Paint to Cure” auction where over $20,000 dollars were raised to help in the fight against breast cancer.
Saturday's 10:30 am-11:30 Blue Elephant Gallery
Start your Saturday with an hour long yoga session led by Kimberlyn Cahill. Move to live percussion music by Robert, Eric and Jenifer in a lovely wooden floored gallery space in downtown Frederick, upstairs at the Blue Elephant gallery of the Griffin Art Center. Bring your own mat or come early to use one of the limited supply provided by the instructor. Suggested donation $10. Tell your friends.
The Griffin Art Center Hosts Concert:
Ensemble Toss the Feathers!
Feb 1st at 8:00 PM 1st Sat.
During the 17th and 18th centuries, Irish composers invented a new sort of "chamber music." In addition to ballads and dance tunes, they wrote variations over repeating basses, sonatas, suites, "dompes" and "ports."
This inspired fusion of popular and classical music offers modern audiences a repertoire that blends refined taste and sparkling energy, elegance and vibrant enthusiasm, harmonic complexity and rhythmic spontaneity.
Hear this music in The Griffin Art Center, Blue Elephant Gallery on instruments that the composers knew : renaissance violin, theorbo, viola da gamba and renaissance guitar. Many of the tunes that will be performed are still played by traditional musicians today.
TINA CHANCEY (viol, renaissance violin) is director of the early/traditional music group HESPERUS and a fiddle specialist --Irish and old time violin; kamenj, lyra, rebec and vièle; viola da gamba and pardessus de viole, all of which she plays indiscriminately on Sephardic music, early music, blues, and jazz standards. Tina is also a member of Trio Sefardi and the contradance band North-South Railroad, and a former member of the Folger Consort and the rock band Blackmore's Night. She also produces recordings for other artists, writes articles, and directs the Sound Catcher Workshop where she teaches playing
by ear and improvisation. Her most recent solo recording isAmerican Landscapes. In 2008, Tina received a Lifetime Achievement Award in Education by Early Music America. She lives in Arlington, VA.
VALERIE LOOMER (theorbo, renaissance guitar)
Plucked-string specialist, she studied lute and basso continuo at the Schola Cantorum in Basel Switzerland. She has collaborated with numerous European early music groups, as well as Hesperus, Ida Red String Band, and the Cajun Collective of Désaignes. For ten years she performed with The Company Barbaroque in baroque operas staged in the castle of Grignan. A performer on banjo, banjo-uke and other traditional instruments, she is also a mime and a puppeteer, formerly with Bil Baird Marionnettes, and now with Company of Beausavage of which she is co-founder. She has taught corporeal mime and well-being classes for many years to children and adults. She lives in the Ardèche region of France.
Annual Holiday Celebration & Benefit__________________
Saturday, December 21st (9AM - 9PM)
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.
4:30 PM: Winter solistice Yoga practice with live drumming
FRI NIGHT DEC 20th ...
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."