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Darin Gilliam

ArtFarm Studios

In 2017, I was invited to join as the new partner and co-owner of ArtFarm Annapolis. Co-Founder, Stacy Turner was shifting her career focus to creating art full-time. Her and co-founder, Alison Harbaugh, invited me to coffee and asked if I would like to become Alison’s new partner. My instant gut…

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Studio 39

Nestled in the Germantown neighborhood of Annapolis, Maryland, Studio 39 is the creative and performing space for Anne Arundel County Public Schools Performing and Visual Arts Magnet Program. On my first visit, I peeked in classrooms, walked through a gallery, and spent time in the theatre…

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Another Creative Space in Anne Arundel County

“Cultivate and deliver innovative arts and education programs that inspire joy, creativity, and collaboration within our community.” This is the mission of Chesapeake Arts Center. Walking inside their 58,000 square foot building made the muse in me want to sing and dance! With everything from a…

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Music Master Classes at Maryland Hall

If you’ve heard me speak about growing up in Annapolis, you’ve probably heard me talk about some of my first art classes, and that they were at Maryland Hall. As the former Annapolis High School, Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts was "founded in 1979 by a group of artistic visionaries who believed…

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Meet Annapolis' Newest Artist: James Houlcroft

"Australian in America. Adult impersonator. Ostrich Enthusiast. Educator & Occasional Artist. All funds from sold works go to procuring gourmet cheeses,” reads the Instagram profile description of James Houlcroft (a.k.a. Houl) – Australian artist currently residing in Annapolis, Maryland. I find…

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Experience World-Class Art at Live! Casino & Hotel

While Live! Casino & Hotel may offer visitors a ton of ways to have a good time – from its many gaming tables and slot machines, dining options, spa, luxurious hotel rooms, event center, and Live! Center Stage – you may be surprised to hear it’s also home to an abundance of world-class art. I…

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Meet Local Artist Kim Hovell

Annapolis has become known for art and imagery surrounding the beauty of the Chesapeake Bay. Among maritime-inspired art, you’ll mostly find visual representations of sailboats, lighthouses, crabs, and of course, the water itself. Local painter, Kim Hovell has chosen a different inspiration – the…

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Meet Local Artist Ronaldo Dorado

According to nga.gov, “'Impressionism' entered the lexicon of painting at a time when French positivist philosophers and scientists were studying perception and color theory. Artists accepted on principle that Manet's style, which juxtaposed discrete brushstrokes of color rather than blending them…

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Meet Local Photographer Jay Fleming

If there is one thing you should know about Annapolis photographer, Jay Fleming, it's that he will do just about anything to get the right shot. Even if it means paddling out miles, in open water, at the perfect time of day to get the proper lighting at the proper angle. In short, he'll stop at…

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