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Women Behind the Annapolis Art Scene: April Nyman

April Nyman’s mother had nine brothers and sisters, where helping each other was a way of life. It was instilled in April from a young age that helping others was what you did. Today, April is the Executive Director of the Arts Council of Anne Arundel County, where she lives the spirit of helping…

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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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There’s No Place Like Hobo, Where Vintage Meets Modern

Annapolis has a long history of being home to adventure seekers. From swashbuckling pirates to the adventurous nature of Naval and recreational sailors, it only seems natural that a leather brand that identifies with the traveling spirit established its home in downtown Naptown. Hobo bags, wallets…

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Women Behind the Annapolis Art Scene: Cynthia McBride

A thriving art scene in any town doesn’t just happen. No matter where you go, you are bound to find good art, and excellent artists. It takes people that are both interested in community and recognize that art – in all forms – contributes to the cohesiveness and growth. Some are making history now…

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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 Artist Roberta Pardo

Growing up in Annapolis, I've acquired a love for history and maritime culture. Through my travels in and around major cities, I have also fallen in love with outdoor murals and public art. I am happy to say that Annapolis now reflects and shows off all of these that I love; history, maritime…

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Annapolis Embraces Jo Fleming Contemporary Art

When I first stepped into Jo Fleming Contemporary Art (37 Maryland Avenue), I knew I was experiencing something fresh and unique in Annapolis. The difference between my expectation and the reality was subtle, but definitely tangible. Jo Fleming The exhibit was perfectly curated; I was drawn to see…

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ArtFarm: Annapolis' Community Art Hub

Since the dawn of humanity, it has always been our inclination as a species to make things and document our world. It is in our inherent nature to find our tribe and build community. A wander into the little shop at 45 West Street – where two biz ladies dwell – is a return to that creative…

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Annapolis ArtWalk

{{unknown}}The independent collaboration between ArtWalk, Art at Large, and the Anne Arundel County School Performing and Visual Arts (PVA) Studio 39 program has produced a new art installation utilizing paint to activate crosswalks within the Annapolis Arts District. The installation named…

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Meet Local Artist Patrice Drago

If you are in or around the Annapolis arts scene, odds are you have met or heard of Patrice Drago. Whether it is through her artist residency at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, blogging for Annapolis Discovered, serving as a Board Chair for Maryland Federation of Art, or being an advisor for…

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