Maryland Pastel Society newsletter


Signature Member Opening Reception, April 10, 2010

Signature Member Opening Reception April 10 2010
The Maryland Pastel Society Signature Member show opened on Saturday, April 10, 2010 with an "After Hours" reception at the Annmarie Garden in Solomons, Md.  MPS president, Deborah  Maklowski along with members Lisa Sheppard, JoEllen Murphy, and Barbara Steinacker did a wonderful job hanging the show with the assistance of Melissa Daman Langley, the museum curator.

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Many MPS members and local visitors attended the opening on Saturday April 10th. The reception began at 6 p.m. and continued for several hours.  Light jazz music filled the open space gallery and oeur d'oeuvres were passed around the museum while viewers stopped by to get a closer look at each painting. The gallery is in a lovely garden setting. Three shows opened at the same time in the ample museum space.  The grounds offer a woodland setting with nature trails and unique sculpture pieces placed along the way.
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Melissa provided creative touches (a sure sign of an artist), to make the show extra special. She hand made title cards for each painting backed by images of pastel sticks, a 5 foot color poster of Mary Anne Warner's painting, beautiful postcards, handouts, flower arrangements and so much more. Our paintings were very well received and the curator was very impressed with the quality of the work. She is interested in having our group display work again in the future.

The show will be running until June 20, 2010. Stop by see the show and enjoy the local sites in the area of Solomons!
Sculpture Park and Arts Center
13480 Dowell Road, Solomons, MD 20688
(410) 326-4640