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Academy Art Museum – October 2012 Calendar

Academy Art Museum Craft Show & Sale

Preview Party: October 19, 2012 6-9pm

Saturday October 20, 2012, 10am - 5pm

Sunday October 21, 2012, 10am - 4pm

The 15th annual Academy Art Museum Craft Show and Sale is the most prestigious, juried craft show on the Eastern Shore. This year’s show will feature 65 exhibitors, both established and emerging artists, more than 20 of whom are new to the show. Featured items will include unusual and hand-made home accessories, furniture, wearable art and jewelry, and gifts. The Preview Party on Friday, October 19, from 6 to 9 p.m. will offer a special shopping experience, including music, food stations and bars located throughout the show. Guests will have the opportunity to meet artists firsthand and see this year’s newest designs and hottest trends.  The ticket price for the Preview Party is $75 per person and allows the ticket holder unlimited re-entry to the show on Saturday and Sunday. The food for the Preview Party will be provided by Oxford Greens. 

There will be special lunches and snacks each day of the Show from the Gourmet Café, as well as craft demonstrations. Daily admission is $10.00. For more information, visit www.academycraftshow.org. The Craft Show is one of the major fundraisers for the Museum and an easy way to support its many community-based programs for all ages.

What's So HOT About Power Yoga?

by Brenda Lain
Eastern Shore Yoga co-owner/instructor

It’s summer and 100 degrees in Easton, MD and the studio at Eastern Shore Yoga is beginning to fill up for its evening, hot yoga class.  The studio is a muscle limbering 88 degrees and the students are chatting, rolling out mats, preparing for a sweaty, vigorous class—looking forward to going to their edge.  So what brings people of varying genders, ages, and bodies to yoga in general and Eastern Shore Yoga (ESY) in particular?

I know what brought me to yoga, and anyone with an angst-ridden, 16-year-old, teenage daughter would understand completely, stress release.  It was 2000 and I had just moved with my husband and two daughters to Pittsburgh, PA.  My teenage daughter left behind her high school, friends, and “the boy she loved” in Georgia.  She hated life and especially me.  So when a newfound friend of mine suggested I take a yoga class with her, I reluctantly agreed, thinking a group of women sitting around chanting and stretching was not going to cure my ills.  I needed something stronger, like military school for girls, or a bottle of scotch for me.  What I found was something that changed my life, my relationship with my daughter, and my body.

Walk, Run And Fun At Expanded Bark In The Park

Talbot Humane’s third annual Bark in the Park family festival will feature even more activities for people and pets as it continues to grow in popularity as a community event. The free festival takes place on Saturday, October 20th, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Idlewild Park in Easton.

New this year, Annapolis Volvo is sponsoring a 10K run and a 5K fun run/walk for human participants, starting at 9 and 9:15 a.m., respectively, from Easton Middle School, one block from Idlewild Park. Registration for the races opens there at 8 a.m.

The Dog Walk returns for the canines, along with the Fun Dog Show, which allows owners an opportunity to match their dogs against others in ten categories including talent, looks, size and costumes. L.P. Palmer and his Yorkshire Terrier, Jake, won both Best Look Alike and Best in Show at last year’s Bark in the Park Dog Show.

Registration fees apply for the runs, Dog Walk and Dog Show, with registration available in advance through the Talbot Humane website, www.talbothumane.org. Registration for the 10K and 5K also is available through Active.com.

Hearthstone Health and Fitness Donates New Member Joining Fees to Pickering Creek Audubon Center

Local Health & Wellness Center Supports Youth Challenge Course

Hearthstone Health and Fitness recently donated $2,250 to the Pickering Creek Audubon Center in Easton. One hundred percent of the fitness center’s July new member joining fees were given in support of the center’s outdoor Challenge Course and other youth programs. 

“It has always been my desire to select worthy local organizations to periodically benefit from our membership drives. Pickering Creek was a logical choice since its mission dovetails nicely with what Hearthstone is doing,” commented Hearthstone President, Dave Tuthill. “Their youth Challenge Course helps prepare young people for both the physical and mental demands of adult life. Their emphasis on holistic education and practices will help these young people become vibrant and productive adults. It is a pleasure to be helping out Pickering Creek in this way. We are very pleased to channel a significant contribution to them as a result of our membership initiative.”

Pickering Creek Audubon Center is dedicated to community-based conservation of natural resources through environmental education and outreach on the Eastern Shore. The 400-acre working farm next to the tidal Pickering Creek in Talbot County features a variety of ways the community can engage with nature and is free and open to the public 365 days a year from sunrise to sunset. The center has been providing excellent environmental and science education programs to students from eight Maryland Counties and the District of Columbia for more than 25 years. Over 16,000 school children visit each year and are given the opportunity to make a physical and emotional connection to the Chesapeake Bay. The Challenge Course is just one of the many youth programs the center offers.

Larkin Poe with opener Eliot Bronson at NightCat

Details: Larkin Poe are two soul singin' songwriting sisters from Georgia. Tickets are $15
Category: Country/Folk/Rock
When: Monday, April 23rd at 8:00 PM
Where: Nightcat
           5 Goldsbourough Street
           Easton, MD 21601
           Box office 410-690-4544
Artist Websites: www.Larkinpoe.com

Potential Art Students: Get tips and feedback on Art Portfolio Night!

Academy Art Museum Hosts First- Ever Art Portfolio Night 

On Wednesday May 9, 2012 from 6 to 8 p.m., the Academy Art Museum will host its first-ever Portfolio Night.  Representatives from three colleges: The Corcoran College of Art and Design in Washington, DC; the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) in Savannah, GA; and the Delaware College of Art and Design (DCAD) in Wilmington, DE.

High school students interested in a career in art and design, their parents, and educators are encouraged to attend this event. Students should bring a portfolio to receive feedback and pointers from the college representatives.  Participants will find out the secrets to building a winning portfolio for art school, as well as learn what a career in art has to offer. There are a variety of careers in art today, including art administration, architecture, art education, computer graphics, design, fashion, graphic design, illustration, industrial and business design, photography, and video and film.  

Academy Art Museum Opens New Exhibitions

The Academy Art Museum is opening three new exhibitions on April 6, 2012.  The exhibitions include “Philip McMartin Rediscovered,” “Museum Courtyard: Branch Dance,” and “Moroccan Exhibition.”

Philip McMartin Rediscovered

Philip Byrnes McMartin (1930-2009) was born and raised in the upstate New York town of Plattsburgh. His early career was as a reporter and TV news anchor in Burlington, VT. In the early 1960s he relocated to Annapolis, MD where he developed a fascination for the people who work the Chesapeake Bay and the various working craft of the Bay. Inspired by what he saw, McMartin created this series of large format woodcuts to express the romance he felt toward the waterman’s way of life. The woodcuts were executed from the late 1960s through the mid 1970s. 

Kevin Garber, Master Printer, was engaged by McMartin’s son to print these images posthumously at his studio in Bozman. The prints are hand-rubbed, as the aged, brittle woodblocks are now too fragile to be run through a press. Garber hand-printed an edition of 20 from each of the 18 woodblocks.  The exhibition will be on display through May 28, 2012.

BEAD TRUNK SHOW: Make your own jewelry!





Come to our Bead Trunk Show! Free Admission!







Free Child Fingerprint & Photo Kits from Mid Atlantic Tire & The Easton P.D

 A missing child is every parent’s worst nightmare. That’s why Mid Atlantic Tire and the Easton Police Department are teaming up to help keep kids safe 

by providing K.ID’s, a free fingerprint and photo kit, to families in the mid shore area. The K.ID event will be held on Saturday April 14th from 1-3 P.M at Mid Atlantic Tire, on the corner of Dover Road and Teal Drive in Easton.

K.ID’s are kits that store vital information such as finger prints, phot

While everyone hopes the K.ID’s never need to be used, the participating child’s parent or guardian will be given the only copy of the prints and photos for safe keeping. No duplicate copies will be kept by the police department or any other third party, and the information will not be entered into any database.os, hairsamples and other information that can be used to help locate missing children if the unthinkable occurs. The K.ID’s will be provided for free by Mid Atlantic Tire, and fingerprints will be administered by a member of Easton Police Department.

Easton- Based Non-Profit Aguayuda Makes 8th Trip to Columbia to Tackle Water Crisis

Co-founders Simón Zimmer and Sabrina Zimmermann of Aguayuda, an Easton-based nonprofit organization with an international reach, recently completed their eighth trip to Colombia in five years to tackle the country’s water crisis.  Prior to this trip, Aguayuda installed clean-water solutions in nine poor communities in the La Guajira Department of Colombia. On their most recent trip, Zimmer and Zimmermann traveled to these communities to monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of the installed clean water solutions. In addition, Zimmer and Zimmermann, together with its Colombia-based Aguayuda-Team, implemented three new projects and evaluated seven communities for future projects.

"We are happy to report that all our projects are running smoothly. The communities are happier and healthier thanks to the clean-water solutions we have put in place," said Zimmermann.

The first new project implemented on the 2012 trip was the installation of a water storage tank for a rural school that suffered from the lack of water and classrooms. In collaboration with a local nonprofit organization called the "Cerrejón Foundation for Indigenous Development in La Guajira," Aguayuda provided the school of Orrokot with a water storage tank for the 210 students and 13 teachers, as well as with three new classrooms. Aguayuda also supplied household water solutions such as ceramic water filters and LifeStraws, donated by the Ashburn, Va.-based Pay It Forward Project to residents in an indigenous reservation called Parraptu. With these household water solutions residents can purify the contaminated pond water, their only water source.

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