MFA had a great time hosting Paint Annapolis in June. This event brought professional artists to paint in and around the streets of Annapolis. You can see how important this event is to the city in the John Jensen's video "Paint Annapolis."Many thanks to John for using his talent in filmmaking to share this important art event.Save … Continue reading Paint Annapolis, One More Time
Emma and Jojo Both girls are Fiber Artists and came to Circle Gallery specifically to see the exhibition. They are visiting their granparents in Annapolis all the way from New York City. The girl's parents met in art school and have passed down their passion for the arts to their daughters. Emma's favorite piece … Continue reading Circle Gallery visitors For Fiber Options Exhibition!
Welcome to all of the Paint Annapolis juried artists! Everyone arrived this afternoon to register and have their canvases stamped. They picked up their bags with instructions, maps and details for the week, while saying hello to old friends and meeting artists that are new to Paint Annapolis. They enjoyed yummy sustenance to prepare them for the week. See those … Continue reading Paint Annapolis Begins!
Why, of course it does! At least, those of us that are artists and art enthusiasts think so. We love art! It sparks us to think, it moves us to feel and gets us talking and sharing, and the momentum is often very exciting. Artists can feel the value in the process of making it, and art lovers … Continue reading Does art matter?
In my experience watching paint dry is pretty exciting.. Growing up with my father as an artist I guess I did that a lot. My father, Lee Boynton is a professional artist in Annapolis and he has taught many people throughout the 30 plus years he has been living in Annapolis. I like to watch … Continue reading Watching Paint Dry – Margaret Boynton
Technology rules. Our world is changing so quickly that computers, cell phones and other digital equipment become obsolete almost before we've paid for them. We are caught in this love/hate quandary: Shiny new iPads with Retina displays call out with their siren song, but wait... I just spent $600 three years ago on my beloved and apparently now outdated … Continue reading The Changing World of Prints & Digital Photography
With every show at MFA Circle Gallery, there is always so much more than meets the eye. Yesterday, someone pointed out to me the precision and accuracy involved in Keith Parks photograph "Anticipating the Inevitable". The gallery goer was himself a photographer who recognized that Parks photograph was actually created by carefully constructed folded … Continue reading Art on Paper Artist Keith Parks “Bauhaus Inspired” photographs
A message from MFA Gallery Manager, Margaret Boynton - I am really excited about Art on Paper this year. This is one of my favorite shows at MFA Circle Gallery because of the breadth and diversity of the work. Paper is a very versatile material. In Art on Paper this year we have everything from … Continue reading Art on Paper – The Art Making Process
In her monthly gallery column, MFA artist Patrice Drago posted the question "How do you define art?" http://www.capitalgazette.com/entertainment/local_entertainment/the-gallery-how-do-you-define-art/article_52fd5929-d241-50ed-a46c-cb0b627e9a74.html So - what are your answers? Here's what MFA Executive Director Joann Vaughan had to say: As always - great thoughts, Patrice. To me, art - whether visual art, performing art, literary art, is an expression of … Continue reading how do you define art?