Art is subjective.
The Annemarie Sculpture Garden and Arts Center hosted a night of creativity, laughter and ‘Bad’ art mixed with a little ‘Bad Karaoke Experience’.
The object was to be as creative as possible and allow the piece to take on a life of itself. Some received instruction on making a ‘Bad’ bird. Supplies were laid out on tables and the picking and choosing began. A light dinner and drinks were provided and friends gathered around to socialize in the beautiful setting that is Annemarie Gardens.
Pam King of Mechanicsville was so excited about her ‘Yellow Bird’.
“My friend sent me a text and said, ‘we ought to go to this’ and I said, ‘yes, we should’. I’m a bad potter, although I do teach basketry. We came a little early actually, because it takes a long time to make ‘Bad’ Art.
King said her thoughts toward Harry Belafonte and ‘Yellow Bird’ kept coming up.
“I knew I wanted to do sculpture because I have a need to make useful containers out of wood and mud and stuff like that. Fortunately they had supplies like that; and I was sitting next to the peacock and he was just so fancy that I figured I needed a fancy bird.”
“I had a great time; I really love to play.” she said.
The group, ‘Bad Karaoke Experience’ walked around to each table as artists created their ‘Bad’ Art [Not] and sang to them about their piece.
“We were found on Facebook and invited to come down,” lead singer John Carriker said.
“We’re an independent theatrical group from Baltimore for musical improv.”
Group members also include Alexa Sciuto, Martin Steinberg, Brian Young, Mitch Fishbein, Jeffrey Richardson, Allison Gross and Sheree Frank.
“We’re having a great time,” Sciuto said. “What an awesome idea.”
“Our group formed because we all enjoy improv and we all enjoy music.” Carriker added.
Each artist walked around to one another to talk about their inspiration and attempted to auction off their work.
Everyone said they would definitely come back for another night, wine and all.
If you wish to find out more about upcoming events at Annmarie Garden, please visit https://www.annmariegarden.org/
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Tammy Showalter / Calvert Beacon Reporter