We welcome the Friday Morning Painters for their show of local artists who spend every Friday morning working together and supporting each other in their creative endeavors. Their show opens on Sunday, November 11 with a reception, 12:30-2:00 p.m. and runs through November 25. The Blanche Ames Gallery is located in the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Frederick, 4880 Elmer Derr Road, Frederick, MD 21703. Please call 301-473-7680 if planning to visit the gallery at times other than the opening.
This small group of artists works in a variety of media, including watercolor, pastels, oil and acrylic painting, drawing and collage work. They can be found at the Shepherdstown Presbyterian Church or painting 'plein air' when the weather permits, often capturing the beauty of West Virginia. Members share techniques and information on exhibitions and workshops.
The FMP grew out of a water color class nearly 30 year ago led by Joe Mayer. The students enjoyed working together so much that when the class ended, they just kept going. In some respects it is a unique organization - no rules, officers or dues. New members come and go in an interesting process of renewal. Love of art, creativity and friendship is the glue that holds them together.
Exhibitors at this show include: Pat Barnes, Claudia Giannini, David Hutchins, Nancy Kautz, Ann Lesman, Bob Lesman, Julie Read, Donna Varn, Hilary White, Monica Wilkins, Virginia Winston and Mary Wilrick.
Please join us in welcoming this talented group of artists.
Left to Right: "Quiet Harbor by Dennis Clark, "Autumn Jewel" by Donna Varn, "Embracing Pemaquid" by Monica Wilkins