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"Mermaids of the Chesapeake II" Exhibit
Benfield Gallery, 485 Jumpers Hole Road in Severna Park, is pleased to present Mermaids of the Chesapeake II an exhibit of paintings, linoleum block prints, sculpture and scrimshaw featuring mystical mermaids. The exhibit opens on April 3 and continues through May 12, 2011. A meet the artists’ reception will be held on Saturday, April 14, 2 – 4 pm.
Mermaids have long fascinated us. Mermaids are mythical creatures usually portrayed by mysterious, seductive females with long, sweeping fish tails. Mermaids are thought to sing to men on ships enchanting them and distracting them from their work. Some stories tell of mermaids obtaining immortality by marrying human beings.
This exhibit is a collaboration by seven local artists. Prolific working artist Kathy Daywalt is the exhibit’s featured artist. Kathy portrays mermaids in watercolor and in linoleum block prints. Also included in the exhibit are oil paintings by Victor Nizovtsev and Judy Fox, sculpture by Margie Courtney and Kelly Richard, scrimshaw by Jane Tukarski and watercolor paintings by Elizabeth Bremer.
Kathy Daywalt, a resident of Anne Arundel County with over 30 years of experience, grew up on the South River. She was the true “water baby”. Feet up and head down, she spent hours being a mermaid and trying to breath underwater. These early memories inspired her to create her series of mermaids. Her whimsical Chesapeake mermaids illustrate Daywalt’s skill and wit.
The public is invited to meet the artists on Saturday, April 14, 2012, 2 - 4 pm. Light refreshments will be served. This event is free to the public.
Benfield Gallery is open from 10:00 - 5:00 Monday through Saturday and is located on at 485 Jumpers Hill Road in Severna Park next to the Benfield Shopping Center (Safeway). For more information, call 410-544-2299 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
More About Benfield Frame Art Gallery
For over 25 years, Benfield Frame Art Gallery has offered custom framing, hand-crafted pottery, wood and pewter specialty gifts. Located conveniently on Jumper's Hole Road, the staff at Benfield Frame Art Gallery have more than 100 years cummilative experience framing. It uses quality, long-lasting (archival) materials to ensure your framed treasure will be preserved. In addition to carrying original watercolors and oils from Severna Park and area artists, Benfield Frame Art Gallery offers portrait commissions in oil, pastel, and charcoal. Wander around the expansive shop and you are likely to find additional surprises. One nook holds "house jewelry" such as switchplates and doorbell covers, while another houses Severna Park stoneware mugs. Unusual items that have been framed include a "hole in one" golf ball and a detective's badge. The store also offers art restoration and appraisals.