Beginner model boatbuilding offered at CBMM March 31-April 1

The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum’s (CBMM) Model Guild in St. Michaels, MD is offering a beginner model boatbuilding workshop from 9am to 5pm on Saturday, March 31 and Sunday, April 1. Participants will be led step-by-step by skilled craftsman to create a half-hull model of the clipper Pride of Baltimore II. Class size is limited, with pre-registration needed.

Band sawed from a two-toned wood block and carved to the rounded shape of the Pride’s hull, the half-hull model is then mounted on a baseboard to form a fine wall display.

TAP Announces Auditions for "The Women"

Tred Avon Players holds auditions for the sophisticated drama of “The Women” by Clare Boothe Luce. Director Tom Quimby reprises the all time SRO hit of 1990. Based on the 1936 play starring Norma Shearer, Rosalind Russell, Marjorie Main, Joan Fontaine, Hedda Hopper, and Joan Crawford, “The Women” follows the lives of a circle of wealthy Manhattan women and their story of marital conflict, friendships, and coping with changing values and lifestyles. It’s a classic portrayal of the fairer sex meeting the challenges of love, rivalry and self-fulfillment during the beginning of women’s liberation.

Auditions are February 28 and March 1 at 7pm and Saturday, March 3 at 10am at the Oxford Community Center.  Forty-four delicious female roles, some major, some tiny. All facial, ethnic and figure types are encouraged to audition, whatever your experience. Most of the roles are in the 17-55 range with a few 55-70 and one young (8-ll) girl.

Newcomers to TAP and the stage are especially encouraged. Performance dates for “The Women” are May 3-26. Visit www.tredavonplayers.org for information.

Academy Art Museum – April 2012 Events


Mark Rothko: Selections from the National Gallery of Art

Academy Art Museum, Easton, MD

Through April 22, 2012

Curator-Led Tours: Wednesday, April 11, 11 a.m.

This outstanding exhibition of the career of an American master in 15 works is done in collaboration with the National Gallery of Art.   Seven of the graphic artwork and paintings on view at the Museum have never been on public view before. Mark Rothko (1903 – 1970) was one of the preeminent artists of his generation and a leader of the Abstract Expressionist movement.

Kyung-Lim Lee: The Order of Contemplation

Academy Art Museum, Easton, MD

Through April 22, 2012

Curator Led Tours: Wednesday, April 11, 11 a.m.

Kyung-Lim Lee’s abstract drawings and paintings are the result of a complex thought process based upon her consideration of set of 10 Chinese and Korean language characters. These characters represent words and ideas such as Flesh, Bone, Soul, and Resolution. Kyung-Lim Lee has exhibited in many group and solo shows at institutions such as P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, the Bronx Museum, and the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art among other venues.

Patrick Henry: Ephemeral Moments

Academy Art Museum

Through April 1, 2012

Patrick Henry has built a reputation over several decades as a quintessential Eastern Shore painter. To view a painting by Patrick Henry is to recognize a bond between the artist, the land he loves and its impact on a regional culture.  In 2005, The Daily Times newspaper recognized him as Delmarva’s Best Local Artist.

Image #1: Mark Rothko, Untitled, 1952, Oil on canvas, National Gallery of Art, Washington, Gift of The Mark Rothko Foundation, Inc. Copyright © 1997 Christopher Rothko and Kate Rothko Prizel, Image courtesy of the National Gallery of Art, Washington,  1986.43.161

Image #2: Kyung-Lim Lee, Returning Circle, 2009, Dry Pigment on Paper,
24 7/8 x 35 7/8

Image #3: Patrick Henry, Afternoon on Vine Street, Oil on canvas



Shakespeare by Another Name: The Life of Edward de Vere, Earl of Oxford, the Man Who Was Shakespeare

Job Search Assistance One-Stop Bus to Visit St. Michaels Library

On Tuesday, February 28, the Upper Shore Workforce Investment Board’s Mobile One-Stop bus will be on-site at the St. Michaels branch of the Talbot County Free Library from 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. to assist individuals looking for work, job training, and other employment-based resources. 

Funded by the state of Maryland, the Workforce Investment Board’s Mobile One-Stop is a modern Winnebago-type vehicle converted to the look and feel of one of the Board’s One-Stop Career Center offices.  The bus is fully staffed and equipped to connect people to resources that will help improve their job prospects.  It is the only one of its kind in the country.

Friends Poetry Contest at Library Now Underway

The Friends of the Library’s 22nd Annual Poetry Contest is now underway.  All Talbot County residents and all students attending Talbot County schools are eligible to enter.  Cash prizes will be awarded in each of four categories: Students in Grades 3 – 5, Students in Grades 6 – 8, Students in Grades 9 – 12, and Adults. 

Poems must be submitted to the library or postmarked by Thursday, April 12.  Winners will be announced and prizes presented at an Awards Ceremony on May 10, at 6:00 p.m., in the new Easton library.  Flyers outlining the rules and categories for entry can be found at all branches of the Talbot County Free Library and on the library website: www.tcfl.org.  

Model tug Torrent restored

A model of the tug Torrent has recently been restored and will be unveiled to the public as part of the new Push and Pull: Life on Chesapeake Tugboats exhibit, opening at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels, MD on April 21. The exhibit continues through 2014.

Torrent was used as a fireboat in the Baltimore harbor before later working as a tugboat. The city of Baltimore, with its port facilities sprawling around the shores of the Patapsco River, has long relied on a fleet of fireboats to protect valuable waterfront property. The largest vessel to serve the city was the appropriately-named Torrent, which served along with fireboats named Cataract, Deluge, and Cascade.

Built on the hull of a steam tug, Torrent was launched in 1921 and served until 1956 when she was replaced by a modern diesel fireboat. Carl T. Allison, an engineer on the Torrent in the 1930s and 1940s, used his leisure time to build this model of the boat he served aboard. The model was gifted to CBMM by Mildred T. Allison, in memory of Calvin F. Allison.

Talbot Mentors To Hold Partners In Art Reception At Academy

Talbot Mentors will feature more than twenty pieces of its students’ artwork at a reception to be held at the Academy Art Museum on Friday, March 2, from 5 to 7 p.m. A presentation takes place at 6 p.m. Hill's Soda Fountain and Cafe is providing hors d'oeuvres for the event.

The artwork is created each year through the organization’s Partners In Art program. Area artists volunteer their time and share their skills in a variety of media with Talbot Mentors students. Mentors provide transportation to the artists’ studios for the students’ sessions.

Artists who participated in the past year include Gwen Cameron-Davis, Deborah Colborn, Myra Frost, Lin Layton, Tom McCall, Margot Miller, Peg Papa, Jackie Pfaff-Pratt, Tom Ryan, Jen Wagner, Heidi Wetzel and Paul Winters. This is the fourth year for the program. Frost and Winters both have volunteered each year since it began.

Troika Gallery Displays Historic Painting with Lincoln’s Secret Female Cabinet Member

The boys are back at Troika Gallery. But this time they are joined by Anna Ella Carroll, their secret female counterpart who for more than a century following her death was ignored, oppressed, and erased—literally and figuratively—from history.

Anna Ella Carroll was an intriguing and atypical 19th century woman who emerged from the male-dominated realm of war, politics, and diplomacy. As a key military strategist, Presidential advisor, and “unofficial” member of Abraham Lincoln’s Cabinet, Carroll was probably the most powerful woman in America during the Civil War. Yet, her accomplishments are virtually unknown. When Carroll died in 1894, deprived of honor, title, pension, and acknowledgement, her life story was already considered a model for the Women’s Suffrage Movement. A modern biographer described Carroll as “hands down, the most important political woman of the 19th century.”

Wagner Witte Gallery Toasts Artful Valentine Show



It’s all about Valentines in February at Wagner Witte Gallery. Surprise your sweetheart with a special gift selected from hundreds of “love-ly” pieces of artwork and items handmade by local artisans, including jewelry, fiber art, baskets, paintings, photography, mosaics, pottery and more.

The Wagner Witte Gallery is located at 5 N. Harrison St. (across from the Tidewater Inn). Gallery hours are Monday-Friday 11am-6pm and Sunday 11am-4pm. For more information, email jwmosaics@ymail.com or contact Jennifer Wagner at 443.521.4084.

Shore Wound Care Opens Its Doors

Area residents suffering from chronic or non-healing wounds will now have advanced treatments available at Shore Wound Care, a Shore Health System outpatient care facility opening January 30, 2012 on Dutchman’s Lane in Easton.

The Shore Wound Care team is led by wound care specialist, Thomas Lubeski, DO, FACOS. He is joined by Dot Mayorga, RN, Case Manager, and Cheryl Ruff, Practice Administrator. Surgeons from Shore Surgical Care are also available for consultation to allow for a comprehensive, interdisciplinary approach.

Most health plans, including Medicare, cover Shore Wound Care treatment.

“There is a tremendous need for wound care treatment resulting from diabetes, surgery, severe skin irritations, burns, traumatic accidents, and for people with impaired blood flow” says Dr. Lubeski. “If you have a sore or wound that has not improved significantly in two weeks or healed entirely in six weeks, you should ask your doctor about Shore Wound Care or call us directly.”

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