The public is invited to free gallery talks at Annmarie!
Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center in Solomons, Maryland, invites the public to attend a free gallery talk. Registration is not required; admission is free.
Join Dr. Deacon Ritterbush, popularly known as “Dr. Beachcomb,” for a free gallery talk at Annmarie Garden on Saturday, June 6, 11:00am-1:00pm, titled, “All About Sea Glass.” The talk is being held in conjunction with Annmarie’s annual Sea Glass & Beach Crafts Maker’s Market which will take place the same day. Dr. Ritterbush will explore the rich tradition of beachcombing, including successful beachcomb strategies, sea glass identification and genres, and site identification techniques. She invites the public to bring along items they have found on the beach for identification and discussion. Dr. Ritterbush will also be selling her award-winning book, A Beachcomber’s Odyssey: Treasures from a Collected Past. To learn more about the program and the Sea Glass & Beach Crafts Maker’s Market, call 410-326-4640 or visit www.annmariegarden.org.
Ritterbush is the founder and coordinator of the annual International Beachcombing Conference (IBC). She believes
beachcombing encourages coastal stewardship, and leads people to better emotional, spiritual and physical health, while also providing a fun portal into ocean science and human settlement history. Dr. Ritterbush is a native of Annapolis MD, but now resides on Hawaii’s Big Island. She has travelled and lectured worldwide but still regards Chesapeake Bay as a top beachcomb area because of its interesting geologic composition and long human settlement history.
Join New York artist Kathryn Kosto on Sunday, June 7, 1:00-2:00pm, at Annmarie Garden, for a gallery talk titled, “Poetry, Collage & the Cosmos: approaches to mixed media.” Kosto, whose work is included in the current Annmarie gallery show, “Cosmos: imagining the universe,” will discuss how poetry has a unique relationship to collage, as a product of rich and deliberate collection and selection. Inspired by the cosmological vision of poets such as Robert Frost and Emily Dickinson, as well as materials from the Farmers’ Almanacs, Kosto will share her approach to art, which integrates words, textiles, and findings, and demonstrate collage techniques. Registration not required; admission is free to the gallery talk. To learn more about the program and the Cosmos exhibit, call 410-326-4640 or visit www.annmariegarden.org.