A Recap of the 5th Annual Annapolis Film Festival

By: Sinead Harold

The Annapolis Film Festival kicked off this past weekend – and what an event it was. This year’s festival started the evening of Thursday, March 30th with the opening night hosted at the Maryland Hall for Creative Arts. In attendance was none other than famous director Rob Reiner, whose movie LBJ was premiering that night. […]

April 04, 2017

Maryland Art Proudly Displayed in Legislative Offices

By: Patrice Drago

Maryland is a state that recognizes the value of art, demonstrated by the fact there are only two American states that provide more funding for art.  We love art! Nowhere is there a better evidence of this wide support of Maryland Art than at the Lowe House Office Building (6 Bladen Street) in Annapolis.  Across […]

March 17, 2017

Meet Local Artist Christian Smooth

By: Malcolm McFadden

If you aren’t familiar with young filmmaker and photographer, Christian Smooth, you should be. Recently noted as one of the Seven Anne Arundel newsmakers to watch for in 2017 by the Capital Gazette, Christian and I have known each other since high school. In school, he was known for his records in track and field. These […]

February 22, 2017

Maryland Hall – Offering Well-Rounded and Innovative Experiences

By: Patrice Drago

If you live in our area, or are a frequent visitor, you are probably aware of the full spectrum of arts offered to the community. We are fortunate to have access and exposure to all types of high-level performances and education from several institutions and organizations. One of the most well-rounded of those is Maryland […]

January 23, 2017

Meet Jay Fleming, Annapolis-based Fine Art Wildlife Photographer

By: Patrice Drago

Photos, photos, everywhere!  We snap and post, like and share, have access to literally millions of stock photos to upload as screensavers or drop into newsletters all while being enticed with vivid eye-catching photos online and in social media designed to excite, entice and stimulate us to purchase, engage or get involved. I Googled “photographs […]

December 14, 2016

A Conversation with Lindsay Pichaske, a Fine Art Ceramicist

By: Patrice Drago

What do you think of when you hear the word “ceramics”?  Bowls, plates—lamps, perhaps?  No matter what comes to mind, I doubt you have conjured up images of the amazing clay sculptures produced by Maryland Hall Artist in Residence, Lindsay Pichaske. I first met Lindsay when we became Artists In Residence (AIRs) at the same […]

November 22, 2016

Ka Chunk Records: Vinyl, a Dollar Bin, and a Good Vibe

By: Malcolm McFadden

Last Sunday, I spent my afternoon at Ka Chunk Records on Maryland Avenue, in Downtown Annapolis. Offering records, movies and comics for sale, Ka Chunk is one of my favorite spots in downtown Annapolis. I walked in and spotted a familiar face. Joe Martin of local band 3rd Grad Friends and music management at Metropolitan […]

November 18, 2016

A Conversation with Area Fine Artist Nancy Hammond

By: Patrice Drago

It’s 10:30 a.m. on a windy Saturday in October, and I’m across the street from a line of people that begins at a beautifully designed art gallery storefront in the Annapolis Arts District on West Street and snakes down the street and around the corner. The line started forming in the wee hours of the […]

October 25, 2016

Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts—Fun for the Whole Family

By: Beasley Becca

October is here! Not far behind the turn of the fall season, we delve into birthdays and holidays at my house. In an effort to spend some one-on-one time with my new kindergartener, scope out potential holiday activities ahead of time, and extend our festive season, I thought we’d start by picking up tickets to […]

October 17, 2016

Fabulous Fringe Fun

By: Sinead Harold

A high-heeled running race—for men. Live body painting. All kinds of music. These are just a few of the things that I witnessed, laughed at, and enjoyed last weekend at the Annapolis Fringe Festival in downtown. The event, held on a fall weekend throughout West Street’s art district, has grown in just a few short […]

September 30, 2016