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Patrick Dougherty – International Environmental Sculptor

If you’ve been on the Maryland Hall campus, you’ve probably noticed the magnificent, giant oak tree near the Nature Sacred meditative labyrinth. If you haven’t, you’ve got an exceptional reason to do so now. The tree is in the process of being surrounded by a growing, awe-inspiring sculpture being…

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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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AR Workshop, Creativity for All Ages

Creativity is intelligence having fun. — Albert Einstein A group of teens show off their completed artwork from a DIY class at AR Workshop. Image courtesy of AR Workshop. The last year came with a lot of thinking, planning, strategizing, and re-strategizing to find some path toward normal…

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Current Scoop on the Vintage Loop

*ARTICLE UPDATED: April 22, 2021 to reflect Vintage Loop Spring Sale Captain Harvey’s Antiques , once a country store, is chock full of irresistible antiques and collectibles. Photo courtesy of Captain Harvey’s. Now that we’ve gotten all of the de-cluttering out of our systems, there are some…

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Art & the Maryland State House

History is the Maryland State House’s biggest lure for visitors. Fine art is easily overlooked when standing under the great dome of the only state house ever to have served as the US capitol. George Washington Comes to Town When you’re soaking in the aura of the restored Old Senate Chamber…

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BWI and Beyond - a Mecca for Art

Respective Perspectives in the International Art Gallery at BWI. Photo courtesy of BWI. There’s nothing like seeing really good art in unexpected places. Most visitors and residents of Anne Arundel County are familiar with the vibrant art scene of Annapolis. The net of exceptional art is actually…

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Future History Now: The Breonna Taylor Mural

The Breonna Taylor Mural was a labor of love for Jeff Huntington and Julia Gibb, founders of Future History Now. Their vision, organization and execution of this tribute memorial in the historically black neighborhood of Chambers Park, not only inspired Annapolis- but inspired the world! The…

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The First Sunday Arts Festival: Redefined

Aerial view of First Sunday Arts Festival on West Street. Photo courtesy of the Annapolis Arts District. The First Sunday Arts Festival, simply known as First Sunday to many, is one of those things Annapolitans have come to rely on and take for granted. Even for those who don’t set out to attend as…

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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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Building an Art Exhibit with Jo Fleming

Before an art exhibit goes up, most galleries resemble an empty office space. Plain white walls, a visible chair or two, some power tools, and what could possibly be yesterday’s lunch. This is a special time because from the outside looking in, it seems as though this is a time of rest when in…

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