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Kim Hovell’s Main [Street] Attraction

You know her, you love her, and now you can follow her…all the way to 151 Main Street. Kim Hovell and her iconic oysters are marching—an impressive feat for any nonmotile bivalve—from West Street to nestle into their new digs amongst the historic buildings of Main Street. This spring, Find Kim…

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Meet Poet Laureate of Annapolis, Maggie Benshaw

You knew Annapolis had sailing, history, and crabs, but did you know we also have…poetry? As of April 2021, Mayor Gavin Buckley appointed a new Poet Laureate of the City of Annapolis: Maggie Benshaw. Maggie is a creative writing teacher at Annapolis High School, and it was my pleasure to speak to…

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Drawn to Deale at SOCO Art Labs

Deale, MD sits in Southern Anne Arundel County surrounded by water and gorgeous views of the Chesapeake Bay. Image courtesy of Peter Moreno. Can we all agree we have been cooped up inside for too long now? Yet, the great outdoors is still just that, great! So, get outside and enjoy the fresh open…

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Five Women Changing the World of Art

Christen Morrell, singer and songwriter. Image courtesy of Christen Morrell. "The World is Woman. Nothing goes without us". — Davonne D'Neil Art is one of the highest expressions of love in my book. There is something magical, seemingly otherworldly which manifests whenever artists bleed…

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Auctions and Lotteries: Art in the time of COVID-19

Katherine Burke and Jay Fleming at the Annapolis Collection Gallery. Photo courtesy of Annapolis Collection Gallery. We are all in varying stages of transition on the path to whatever will be our new normal, and for many it's starting to take shape, however slowly. The Annapolis area galleries are…

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Art for All at Maryland Hall

Dancers from Fidget Arts. Photos courtesy of Maryland Hall. Summer has arrived and it's time to get out, enjoy some live performances, or maybe catch a flick on a big screen. Even in the social distancing atmosphere, tis' the season to embrace the sunshine, be creative, and experience the arts…

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Local Artist Kelly Blorstad

The gallery doors at ArtFarm (45 West Street) could barely open the evening of Kelly Blorstad’s exhibit release party. As I forced my way through the entrance, I strained to set my eyes on the novice creator. Skirted by family and fans, she was hard to see. But in between the head of a friend and…

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