Annmarie After Hours Opening - Friday, October 7, 2016, 6-9pm
Archaeologists estimate that humans domesticated dogs approximately 30,000 to 40,000 years ago, but it is likely that our fascination with animals began long before then. Most of us have tried to touch a beautiful bird or hold that furry squirrel. Why do we seek out the companionship of animals? Why do we need to be close to them? What needs to they fulfill? Surveys report that about 62% of American households include a pet. What makes us crave the companionship of furry friends? This exhibit explores the wide world of pets, the role that our faithful companions play in our lives, and the impact that they have on our health and well-being.
Susan Fletcher, Former Owner of S. Fletcher-Skeens Gallery, Art Lover & Collector
Jane Rowe, B.A. Fine Arts, St. Mary's College of Maryland; Artist and Co-owner of Opal Fine Art Gallery, Leonardtown, Maryland
Annmarie After Hours Opening - Friday, October 28, 2016, 6-9pm
From primitive dice games played with small pieces of bones or shell, to early checkers games developed in Ancient Greece, playing games has long been a means of human social interaction. In modern times, game culture has evolved into a multi-faceted, and predominantly commercial enterprise that includes board games, role playing, card games, and digital games, to name but a few. This exhibit explores the broad spectrum of game history, development and innovation, including game design, production, packaging, and marketing. Artists might also consider how the art of games has changed over time and to speculate what the future of gaming might hold. From prehistoric games to virtual reality, this exhibit explores the role that the visual arts have played in the world of games.
Open Most Days & Open late on Garden In Lights evenings
Presented by the Annmarie Gift Shop, the Ornament Show & Sale is a juried show that features hand-crafted ornaments by 20 regional artists. This is the perfect place to find unique and affordable gifts for friends and family. The ornaments are beautifully hung on trees displayed in the Main Gallery of the Arts Building. Visitors shop off the trees and take their purchases to the Gift Shop. The show kicks off before Thanksgiving and runs through early January. During Garden In Lights, the show is open late!
Information for Artists
The Gift Shop at Annmarie Garden invites artists and craftspeople to apply to the Annual Ornament Show & Sale to take place during the holiday season. Artists and craftspeople working in any medium are invited to apply - fine arts, folk art, and craft media, toys, etc. Individuals as well as groups may apply to share a tree and sell their creations. The beautiful Main Gallery of the Arts Building at Annmarie Sculpture Garden will be the setting for the show. All sales will run through the Gift Shop, so artists need not be on site every day. Applications are reviewed on a first come, first served basis. Artists will be notified of acceptance into the show within one week of application submission. Modest booth fees apply.