Eye On Annapolis » Entertainment http://www.eyeonannapolis.net ...it's about the quality of life! Wed, 17 Dec 2014 16:02:08 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0.1 Robert Irvine LIVE presented by Rams Head (Tix tomorrow) http://www.eyeonannapolis.net/2014/12/16/robert-irvine-live-presented-by-rams-head-tix-tomorrow/ http://www.eyeonannapolis.net/2014/12/16/robert-irvine-live-presented-by-rams-head-tix-tomorrow/#comments Tue, 16 Dec 2014 18:18:39 +0000 http://www.eyeonannapolis.net/?p=94653 IrvineRobert Irvine LIVE is a high energy, multimedia and multi-sensory theatrical experience. More than just a cooking demo, Robert Irvine LIVE is an interactive show that provides multiple opportunities for audience participation while witnessing the challenging nature of the TV show, Dinner: Impossible, come to life right before your eyes.

Multiple cameras setup on the stage provide a close-up view of the master at his craft. Brand new music and video content specifically produced for this show combine seamlessly with the cooking to provide an experience unlike any other. In each segment of the show Robert will face a new and unique culinary challenge.

A limited amount of VIP tickets are available, which include an exclusive culinary demo by Robert, a tasting of the dish, a Q&A, and a photo and autograph session.

Are you ready to experience the impossible?

Robert Irvine LIVE
Friday, February 13
The Hippodrome Theatre
Baltimore, Maryland
www.chefirvine.com

Tickets On Sale Wednesday, December 17th at 10am EST

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At the Hippodrome Theatre Box Office and www.ticketmaster.com

Upcoming Local Shows at Rams Head On Stage
December 17 Pieces Of A Dream
December 18 Robert Randolph & The Family Band
December 19 Carbon Leaf
December 20 Carbon Leaf **All Ages Matinee**
December 20 Carbon Leaf
December 21 Wine & Canvas: A Painting Class With Cocktails *Holiday Themed, 12pm Event!

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Pat Metheney brings his Unity Band to Annapolis http://www.eyeonannapolis.net/2014/12/15/pat-metheney-brings-his-unity-band-to-annapolis/ http://www.eyeonannapolis.net/2014/12/15/pat-metheney-brings-his-unity-band-to-annapolis/#comments Mon, 15 Dec 2014 18:21:47 +0000 http://www.eyeonannapolis.net/?p=94503 Pat Metheny’s versatility is almost nearly without peer on any instrument. Over the years, he has performed with artists as diverse as Steve Reich to Ornette Coleman to Herbie Hancock to Jim Hall to Milton Nascimento to David Bowie. Metheny’s body of work includes compositions for solo guitar, small ensembles, electric and acoustic instruments, large orchestras, and ballet pieces, with settings ranging from modern jazz to rock to classical.

In 2013 Metheny received word that the readers of DownBeat magazine had voted to induct him into its Hall of Fame. Not only is Metheny the youngest member, but he is also only the fourth jazz guitarist to be chosen for that honor, joining Charlie Christian, Django Reinhardt, and Wes Montgomery.

Last month, Rams Head On Stage brought Metheney and the Unity Band to Maryland Hall. The Unity Band performance was an incredible mix of talent and instruments. If you ever wanted to hear label-defying jazz, this was the show for you.  When Metheney says he will play–he plays. The show started promptly at 8pm and went on until just before 10:30 in the newly renovated Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts. Metheney (whom I had never seen live) came out with the most bizarre instrument I had ever seen. It was as if a guitar, zither, harp, and dulcimer got together and had a kid—I later found out it is properly called a 42-string Pikasso guitar which was custom made for Metheney. It is obvious that he is a master of many instruments and combined five uber talented musicians to play some of his older work along with breaking ground to his newer stuff.

The coming year promises to be equally exciting. As Metheny says: “The Unity Band record and tour was life changing for me, and I really wanted to find a way to keep it going and take it to the next level. One night, I woke up with the tantalizing idea of taking the concept of ‘unity’ even further. With this next project, I envisioned building a platform capable of addressing the entire spectrum of things I have done over the years, from Bright Size Life to Secret Story, from my Group projects to the Orchestrion, and more, all in one place.” He continues: “With this incredible lineup of musicians—Chris Potter, Ben Williams, Antonio Sanchez, and the addition of multi-instrumentalist Giulio Carmassi—just about anything is possible”

The stage set was interesting and to be honest, I am not really sure what it signified or how it worked–but it did. Unfortunately, the bells and whistles (literally) were unveiled later in the show after the time we were allowed to photograph. There was what appeared to ba an apothecary shelf with illuminated bottles, a standalone drum that was played remotely (remote via the sound board?) with itms dropped or dragged on the surface.  Very bizarre, but also incredibly intriguing and it worked!

Metheney played two very long sets. He came on stage and got right into it and one song flowed into the next. An hour later, he stopped to breather, say hello, and explain what just happened, introduce the band, and explain what was going to happen. The nearly sold out crowd was enthralled–even the jazz neophytes were appreciative of the music; but the long-time fans were beyond thrilled!  Metheney came to Annapolis, he saw, and he conquered!

All images © 2014 Glenn A. Miller / Glenn A. Miller Photography for Eye On Annapolis.

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Upcoming Local Shows at Rams Head On Stage
December 17 Pieces Of A Dream
December 18 Robert Randolph & The Family Band
December 19 Carbon Leaf
December 20 Carbon Leaf **All Ages Matinee**
December 20 Carbon Leaf
December 21 Wine & Canvas: A Painting Class With Cocktails *Holiday Themed, 12pm Event!

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For baby boomers and beyond – sing with the AACC Encore Chorale this spring http://www.eyeonannapolis.net/2014/12/14/for-baby-boomers-and-beyond-sing-with-the-aacc-encore-chorale-this-spring/ http://www.eyeonannapolis.net/2014/12/14/for-baby-boomers-and-beyond-sing-with-the-aacc-encore-chorale-this-spring/#comments Sun, 14 Dec 2014 11:06:32 +0000 http://www.eyeonannapolis.net/?p=94330 music-notes1The Encore Chorale invites you to join us for our Winter/Spring season of singing starting on Monday, January 12 from 2:00pm-3:30pm for 15 weeks at the Anne Arundel Community College.  Registration is now open at www.aacc.edu/lifestages.

Encore singers improve their voices, meet new friends and enjoy a great new adventure singing challenging music in four parts in preparation to join other Encore Chorales from the Baltimore/Washington area for exciting community concerts. There are no auditions and singers may sit to rehearse and perform.

The value of choral singing in improving and sustaining the physical, mental and social health of older adults is documented and undeniable.  Encore offers the opportunity to explore a new artistic venture for those who have not sung in years, or to continue a life-long passion for others.  Singers learn vocal technique, proper breathing and posture, and always come away delighted by the weekly rehearsals.

Encore has 14 chorales in the Washington DC/Baltimore area serving over 700 older adult singers.  This Winter/Spring, Encore singers will rehearse and perform, among other selections, the beautiful music of Les Miserables, Showboat, and Cole Porter. The AACC Encore Chorale will be joined by the Southern Maryland and Towson Encore Chorales for a performance at the AACC Pascal Center for Performing Arts in May.

The chorale is conducted by Jeanne Kelly, founder of Encore, who has had a 30 year career as an operatic performer, music school director, vocal instructor and choral conductor for, among other groups, the United States Naval Academy Women’s Glee Club and Georgetown University Concert Choir.  

Tuition for 15 weeks of professional instruction, sheet music and concert performances is $161 paid to AACC through the Lifestages Program.

For more information, visit the Encore website at http://encorecreativity.org, call 301-261-5747 or email info@encorecreativity.org

Source: Encore Chorale

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Upcoming shows at Rams Head On Stage http://www.eyeonannapolis.net/2014/12/12/upcoming-shows-at-rams-head-on-stage-3/ http://www.eyeonannapolis.net/2014/12/12/upcoming-shows-at-rams-head-on-stage-3/#comments Fri, 12 Dec 2014 13:27:48 +0000 http://www.eyeonannapolis.net/?p=94298
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12/12 Paula Poundstone

12/13 Dublin 5 w. Seamus Kennedy

12/14 Murder Mystery Brunch: “A Dickens Of A Murder”

12/14 Jon McLaughlin Christmas Tour w. Andy Davis

12/15 + 16 AMFM’s “An Annapolis Christmas”

12/17 Pieces Of A Dream

12/18 Robert Randolph & The Family Band

12/19 + 20 Carbon Leaf w. Marie Miller

12/21 Hard Travelers

12/22 Burlesque-A-Pades

12/26 Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes

12/27 O’Malley’s March

12/28 ReBirth Brass Band

12/29 Javier Colon of The Voice

12/30 Seldom Scene *Ultimate Performance Package Available

12/31 Marcus Johnson (Premium Buffet, Dancing, Champagne Toast at Midnight)

01/02 Rik Emmett of Triumph

01/03 Ted Vigil’s John Denver Tribute and The Music of Simon & Garfunkel Performed by Swearingen & Kelli

01/04 Maggie Sansone and Robin Bullock w. Seth Kibel, Andrea Hoag, Matthew Bell plus the Irish Step Dancers

01/07 Chris Duarte

01/08 Marcus D. Wiley & Sean Sarvis (Comedy)

01/09 Jeff Daniels w. Ben Daniels Band

01/10 D J Boy Records & Annapolis Records Presents “The Handmade Quarterly” feat. Pressing Strings, Swampcandy and Skribe

01/11 Psycho Killers: Tribute to Talking Heads

01/14 Aaron Freeman of Ween

01/15 Cowboy Mouth

01/16 The Soul Serenaders feat. Billy Price & Tommy Lepson

01/17 Familiar Faces *Dance Floor

01/18 Paul Reed Smith Band

01/22 Red Molly w. Michael Clem of eddie from ohio

01/23 Dirty Bourbon River Show

01/24 Free Range Improv Comedy

01/25 Marshall Tucker Band

01/27 Little River Band

01/28 Heart Brigade: A Tribute to Heart

01/29 Tiempo Libre

01/30 The Smithereens

01/31 Good Deale Bluegrass & Eastman String Band

02/02 Robert Cray Band

02/03 John C. Reilly & Friends feat. Becky Stark & Tom Brosseau

02/05 Minnie Driver

02/06 Earl Carter & Phillip “Doc” Martin w. Alyson Williams: An Elegant Night of Sax, Strings & Vocals

02/07 “Remembering Harry James” feat. John Bount/Dave Tucker Orchestra

02/08 David Cook Winner of American Idol Season 7 *All Ages Matinee

02/08 BeauSoleil avec Michael Doucet

02/09 Mali Music

02/10 Living Colour

02/11 Joanne Shaw Taylor

02/12 Eric Benet

02/13 Bruce In The USA: The Worlds #1 Tribute to Bruce Springsteen

02/14 A Valentine’s Day Heart Health Foundation Benefit Featuring Foreplay

02/15 Robert Earl Keen

02/16 + 02/17 Tab Benoit

02/20 + 02/21 Ed Kowalczyk: “Throwing Copper Unplugged” 20th Anniversary Tour

02/22 The British Invasion: 50th Anniversary Tour

02/24 Kat Edmonson w. Robert Ellis

02/25 Uriah Heep

02/26 Travis Tritt Solo Acoustic

02/27 Los Lobos

02/28 Justin Townes Earle

03/01 Asleep At The Wheel *All Ages Matinee

03/01 Wynonna & Friends

03/02 Mike + The Mechanics

03/03 Gaelic Storm

03/04 Dr. John & The Nite Trippers

03/05 Altan

03/06 D.L. Hughley

03/08 Rachelle Ferrell

03/10 Leo Kottke

03/11 Royal Southern Brotherhood feat. Devon Allman, Cyril Neville and Bart Walker

03/13 Buckwheat Zydeco

03/14 Los Lonely Boys

03/20 Tom Rush

03/22 Jimmie Vaughan & The Tilt-A-Whirl Band feat. Lou Ann Barton

03/24 Jefferson Starship

03/28 eddie from ohio

For complete calendar visit www.ramsheadonstage.com

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Elizabeth McGovern’s Sadie and the Hotheads tonight at Rams Head http://www.eyeonannapolis.net/2014/12/09/elizabeth-mcgoverns-sadie-and-the-hotheads-tonight-at-rams-head/ http://www.eyeonannapolis.net/2014/12/09/elizabeth-mcgoverns-sadie-and-the-hotheads-tonight-at-rams-head/#comments Tue, 09 Dec 2014 14:15:09 +0000 http://www.eyeonannapolis.net/?p=94332 ElizabethMcGovernElizabeth McGovern is already well known to American audiences for her prolific, versatile acting career, which has won her widespread acclaim for her work in films, on stage and on American and British television. She’s currently one of the stars of the public TV phenomenon Downton Abbey, in which her Emmy- and Golden Globe-nominated work as Lady Cora, Countess of Grantham has further endeared her to viewers on both sides of the Atlantic.

But McGovern’s esteemed three-decade acting career is just the tip of the creative iceberg for the Evanston, Illinois native and longtime London resident. Since 2008, McGovern has been deeply engaged in music, performing, recording and writing with her longstanding band Sadie and the Hotheads, which has released three well-received albums and toured successfully in the U.K.

Now, McGovern and her six seasoned British bandmates are preparing to introduce Sadie and the Hotheads to Annapolis at the Rams Head On Stage!

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“I’m so looking forward to traveling through America with Sadie and the Hotheads,” McGovern says. “It’s an absolutely fabulous group of musicians, adored in England, and I think America will love them. Also, I get to see America afresh through their eyes. We’ll have the Nashville Great: Barry Walsh on piano, because Gretchen Peters is letting us borrow him!  Not only will we be thrilled by this new blood but he can tell us where to eat on the road. I literally can’t wait to get going! It’s going to be a great show.”

Critics and fans alike have embraced McGovern’s winsome, sultry vocals, offbeat lyrics and uniquely charismatic stage presence, which offers a beguiling combination of girlish enthusiasm and rock ‘n’ roll abandon. McGovern and company—guitar-playing brothers Steve and Simon Nelson, bassist Ron Knights, keyboardist Barry Walsh, drummer Terl Bryant and backup singer Danica Chapman—deliver a playfully eclectic mix of instrumental textures and stylistic influences, seamlessly incorporating elements of country, blues, big-band jazz, ’60s pop, Celtic folk and classic torch songs, while employing a wide variety of instruments including dobro, mandolin, banjo, ukulele, bouzouki, and tin whistle.

Sadie and the Hotheads have toured widely in the U.K. and Europe, appearing twice at the Isle of Wight Festival, playing a string of dates at the Edinburgh Fringe festival and opening for Sting at the Montreux Jazz Festival. They recently completed a 27-date British tour with Mike Rutherford’s reunited Mike and the Mechanics, with McGovern sometimes making a mad dash directly from the Downton set to the stage.

2014 also saw the release of Sadie and the Hotheads’ third album, Still Waiting, recorded with Grammy-winning Sting producer Kipper Eldridge and featuring guest appearances by Mike Rutherford and noted Nashville singer-songwriter Gretchen Peters.

With her band’s American debut upcoming and a projected live PBS television concert in the works, Elizabeth McGovern is excited to have the opportunity to finally introduce Sadie and the Hotheads to audiences in the U.S., and looking forward to connecting with her American fans.

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December 17 Pieces Of A Dream
December 18 Robert Randolph & The Family Band
December 19 Carbon Leaf
December 20 Carbon Leaf **All Ages Matinee**
December 20 Carbon Leaf
December 21 Wine & Canvas: A Painting Class With Cocktails *Holiday Themed, 12pm Event!
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Vans Warped Tour to return to Merriweather on July 18th http://www.eyeonannapolis.net/2014/12/03/vans-warped-tour-to-return-to-merriweather-on-july-18th/ http://www.eyeonannapolis.net/2014/12/03/vans-warped-tour-to-return-to-merriweather-on-july-18th/#comments Wed, 03 Dec 2014 20:04:36 +0000 http://www.eyeonannapolis.net/?p=94173 warpedtour2015The Vans Warped Tour has announced that it will return to the Merriweather Post Pavilion once again on July 18th, 2015.  The all-day festival draws tens of thousands of fans to experience a variety of music ranging from alternative to metal to EDM and everything in between.

The tour builds momentum throughout the year and slowly teases their fans culminating in the gates opening at 11am.  So far, bands joining the tour this year will include Palisades, Neck Deep, Front Porch Step, Handguns, and Kosha Dillz.

Tickets may be purchased online beginning Friday, December 12th at 10am.

get ticketsYou can check out our coverage of past tours here!

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Upcoming at Rams Head On Stage http://www.eyeonannapolis.net/2014/12/03/upcoming-at-rams-head-on-stage-2/ http://www.eyeonannapolis.net/2014/12/03/upcoming-at-rams-head-on-stage-2/#comments Wed, 03 Dec 2014 13:14:08 +0000 http://www.eyeonannapolis.net/?p=94038
You can purchase tickets online or at the box office.

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12/03 Chuck Ragan w. Adam Faucett

12/04 Amy Ray of Indigo Girls w. Danielle Howle

12/05 Herman’s Hermits Starring Peter Noone

12/06 Adrian Belew Power Trio w. Saul Zonana

12/07 Motown & More: A Holiday Celebration

12/08 Robert Glasper

12/09 Sadie and the Hotheads feat. Elizabeth McGovern of Downton Abbey

12/10 Peter White’s Christmas feat. Mindi Abair & Rick Braun

12/11 Cheryl Wheeler & Patty Larkin

12/12 Paula Poundstone

12/13 Dublin 5 w. Seamus Kennedy

12/14 Murder Mystery Brunch: “A Dickens Of A Murder”

12/14 Jon McLaughlin Christmas Tour w. Andy Davis

12/15 + 16 AMFM’s “An Annapolis Christmas”

12/17 Pieces Of A Dream

12/18 Robert Randolph & The Family Band

12/19 + 20 Carbon Leaf w. Caroline Glaser

12/21 Hard Travelers

12/22 Burlesque-A-Pades

12/26 Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes

12/27 O’Malley’s March

12/28 ReBirth Brass Band

12/29 Javier Colon

12/30 Seldom Scene *Ultimate Performance Package Available

12/31 Marcus Johnson

01/02 Rik Emmett of Triumph

01/03 Ted Vigil’s John Denver Tribute and The Music of Simon & Garfunkel Performed by Swearingen & Kelli

01/04 Maggie Sansone and Robin Bullock w. Seth Kibel, Andrea Hoag, Matthew Bell plus the Irish Step Dancers

01/07 Chris Duarte

01/08 Marcus D. Wiley & Sean Sarvis

01/09 Jeff Daniels w. Ben Daniels Band

01/11 Psycho Killers: Tribute to Talking Heads

01/15 Cowboy Mouth

01/16 The Soul Serenaders feat. Billy Price & Tommy Lepson

01/17 Familiar Faces

01/22 Red Molly

01/23 Dirty Bourbon River Show

01/25 Marshall Tucker Band

01/27 Little River Band

01/29 Tiempo Libre

01/30 The Smithereens

01/31 Good Deale Bluegrass & Eastman String Band

02/02 Robert Cray Band

02/05 Minnie Driver

02/07 “Remembering Harry James” feat. John Bount/Dave Tucker Orchestra

02/08 BeauSoleil avec Michael Doucet

02/10 Living Colour

02/11 Joanne Shaw Taylor

02/12 Eric Benet

02/13 Bruce In The USA: The Worlds #1 Tribute to Bruce Springsteen

02/14 A Valentine’s Day Heart Health Foundation Benefit Featuring Foreplay

02/15 Robert Earl Keen

02/16 + 02/17 Tab Benoit

02/20 + 02/21 Ed Kowalczyk: “Throwing Copper Unplugged” 20th Anniversary Tour

02/22 The British Invasion: 50th Anniversary Tour

02/24 Kat Edmonson w. Robert Ellis

02/25 Uriah Heep

02/26 Travis Tritt Solo Acoustic

02/27 Los Lobos

 

For complete calendar visit www.ramsheadonstage.com

Upcoming Local Shows at Rams Head On Stage
December 17 Pieces Of A Dream
December 18 Robert Randolph & The Family Band
December 19 Carbon Leaf
December 20 Carbon Leaf **All Ages Matinee**
December 20 Carbon Leaf
December 21 Wine & Canvas: A Painting Class With Cocktails *Holiday Themed, 12pm Event!

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St. Lucia ushers in Thanksgiving at DC’s 930 Club http://www.eyeonannapolis.net/2014/12/02/st-lucia-ushers-in-thanksgiving-at-dcs-930-club/ http://www.eyeonannapolis.net/2014/12/02/st-lucia-ushers-in-thanksgiving-at-dcs-930-club/#comments Tue, 02 Dec 2014 20:41:35 +0000 http://www.eyeonannapolis.net/?p=94094 Originally from Johannesburg, South Africa, St. Lucia or Jean-Philip Grobler grew up performing with the Drakensberg Boys Choir School, learning everything from Bach to minimalist opera. St. Lucia was born out of a moment in early 2010 when Grobler was looking to the past for inspiration. Growing frustrated with a rock project that was starting to feel forced, he delved back into the music that had first inspired him: Fleetwood Mac, Peter Gabriel, Madonna and other songs from his youth.

But on November 25th and 26th, St. Lucia came to DC’s 930 Club and sold out the room twice. Eye On Annapolis was there for the second show. St. Lucia, along with Patricia Beranek, Ross Clark, Nick Paul, and Dustin Kaufman had the crowd in a frenzy from the moment they took the stage after opening bands  The Knocks and HAERTS.

St. Lucia has grown a fan base that welcomed them to DC with open arms.  Grobler’s stage presence dazzled the crowd through the band’s hour plus set. The crowd erupted when they played their hit “Elevate” towards the end of their set. There are plenty of ways to usher in Thanksgiving, but for DC, few will surpass a night at the 930 Club with St. Lucia.

All images © 2014, Glenn A. Miller / Glenn A. Miller Photography for Eye On Annapolis

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Smithsonian curator to lecture at Mitchell Gallery tomorrow http://www.eyeonannapolis.net/2014/12/01/smithsonian-curator-to-lecture-at-mitchell-gallery-tomorrow/ http://www.eyeonannapolis.net/2014/12/01/smithsonian-curator-to-lecture-at-mitchell-gallery-tomorrow/#comments Mon, 01 Dec 2014 10:28:55 +0000 http://www.eyeonannapolis.net/?p=94014 mitchellgalleryJames Ulak, senior curator of Japanese art at the Smithsonian’s Freer and Sackler Galleries, will present a lecture “Road Trip: Hiroshige’s Eye-Opening Travelogue” at St. John’s College. The lecture, which is free and open to the public, will be held in Mellon Hall’s Conversation Room on Tuesday, December 2 at 5:30 p.m. 

The lecture explores the “Utagawa Hiroshige: Fifty-Three Stations of the Tokaido” exhibition on view through December 12 at the Mitchell Gallery at St. John’s College. The exhibition features 55 woodblock prints by Utagawa Hiroshige (1797-1858), recording the scenic views along the famous Eastern Road that linked Edo (now Tokyo) with Kyoto, the ancient imperial capital of Japan. This popular series, known as the “Fifty-Three Stations of the Tokaido Road”, was published in 1833-1834 and established Hiroshige’s reputation as the foremost artist of the topographical landscape.

In his lecture, James Ulak will consider the unique visual qualities of Hiroshige’s innovative images and the wider circumstances that led to their production and persistent popularity. After joining the Freer and Sackler staff in1995, Ulak served as deputy director (2003-2010) and head of collections and research, and chief curator (2002-2003). A specialist in the history of narrative painting production in14th and15th century Japan, he received his Ph.D. from Case Western Reserve University in 1994.

The “Utagawa Hiroshige: Fifty-Three Stations of the Tokaido” exhibition is organized by the Reading Public Museum, Reading, Pennsylvania, and is generously supported by the Helena Foundation.

For more information: www.sjc.edu/mitchellgallery

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First Sunday Arts – Holiday Edition! http://www.eyeonannapolis.net/2014/11/28/first-sunday-arts-holiday-edition/ http://www.eyeonannapolis.net/2014/11/28/first-sunday-arts-holiday-edition/#comments Fri, 28 Nov 2014 13:49:43 +0000 http://www.eyeonannapolis.net/?p=94075 Holiday Banner 20141111 FinalWest Street will be buzzing on Sunday, December 7th from 11am to 4pm, as 60 artisans of The Holiday Edition of First Sunday Arts Festival line both sides of the street with original and one-of-a-kind pieces of art representing the highest quality in workmanship, materials and design.

Contemporary works of wood, clay, glass, metal and fiber will be available for purchase: handbags and alpaca hats — stained and blown glass —metal, wood, and driftwood sculpture —unique outfits for children (as well as Fido) — original watercolors, oils, and photography —re-purposed furniture and rugs—decorative candles and soaps—chocolates and caramels — handcrafted jewelry — local authors — incredible nautical art and whimsical gifts galore.

And, with a choice of more than a half dozen fine restaurants, festival-goers can savor Italian specialties, Asian-fusion delicacies, south of the border selections, gourmet sandwiches, pastries and coffee while dining al fresco or indoors. Meander through the art galleries, too, or, just relax and enjoy a glass of wine.

Smooth jazz and specialty music — perfect for an afternoon of strolling — will cheer festival guests.  Bring the children for face painting, and, of course, dogs are welcome to hang out, too!

The December event is sponsored by Mid-Atlantic Waterproofing and Kitchen Savers.  First Sunday Arts Festival will continue on the first Sunday of each month May-October of 2015. Visit www.firstsundayarts.com for more information.

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