TONIGHT! The First Friday Event, September 6, 2019 at The Palette & The Page gallery will feature artwork, jewelry and mobiles influenced by the earth. Painter and Printer Irene Aspell and Jewelry & Mobile Artist Liz Steele Coats look forward to meeting you. The reception is from 5pm-8pm and will have live music by singer/songwriter, Em McKeever during the Opening and two of our local authors, Kevin Barnett, Sr. and Lois Hoffman will be signing their books. The Event is FREE. The exhibit is from Monday September 2nd through Friday, September 27th. A career as an organic gardener inspired the series of oil paints and prints being shown by Irene Aspell. With a degree in Fine Art from MICA, Irene Aspell has grown heirloom vegetables and native plant gardens for years and loves all of the luscious colors and shapes found there. Keeping a flock of heritage breed chickens also inspires her art. This body of work is Irene’s attempt to make art with the interplay of colors, shapes, and light on the world of nature, be it animal or vegetable. Recently retired, Irene plans to continue trying to capture the sights of the eastern shore, where she lives. Liz Steele Coats is an Art teacher, sculptor, jeweler and mixed media workshop director who has a passion for a variety of artistic media. As a creator, an arts advocator, an art festival organizer, and a mother, these different hats have allowed for her artwork to take flight in several directions. Her background in liturgical dance and music has had a tremendous influence on the fluidity and feminine curvature of her work. Liz received her B.S. in Art Education as well as her Master's in Art Education from Tyler School of Art and has been teaching Fine Art since 2007. Local authors Kevin Hodge Niblack Barnett and Lois Hoffman will both be signing their books during the evening. Live music performed by Em McKeever.
On Friday, I had the privilege of playing First Friday at @thepaletteandthepage! I never do get over the loveliness of everyone there. I've gotta put out a new album soon because the regulars have already bought all 3 of the albums for sale in the gallery! I had a fun time demoing the Line 6 Helix - at least, the bits of it I understand so far... Swipe through to check out just some of the amazing local artwork for sale. And as always, big thanks to Patti Paulus for having me back. #elktonmd#firstfriday#line6helix#fingerstyleguitar#breedloveguitars#shoplocal