It’s spring - or it almost is. And we are all working from home with no social interaction and nothing to do but watch the news or take a walk while keeping a distance of six feet. Theaters are closed, galleries are shuttered. So there is no time like now to enjoy public art! For … Continue reading Can’t go to a gallery? Enjoy public art.
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All the way from middle-of-no-where Florida, Kristina has interned with MFA since January 2018. She attends St. John's College in Annapolis, MD, with dreams of finding a role in arts management. I was working my first job at a Vietnamese Fast Food Restaurant for a few months when Martha, my RA Freshman Year, asked … Continue reading Thoughtful Thursday: Intern Kristina & The MFA Community
Thoughtful Thursdays are powered by your favorite MFA Interns, so if you'd like to see more of them, leave a comment, email us, or even give us a call! Every Tuesday and Thursday at 1:00 sharp I put on my coat and begin my voyage down main street. I can hear my belly grumbling through … Continue reading Thoughtful Thursday: A Walk Through Downtown
Thoughtful Thursdays are powered by your favorite MFA Interns, so if you'd like to see more of them, leave a comment, email us, or even give us a call! Sometimes I fawn over certain design elements for a period of time, and it's completely the fault of the gallery. Sometimes new pieces of artwork come … Continue reading Thoughtful Thursday: Appreciating Pink
Hi, soapbox time. I'm Martha, and I answer the phone at Circle Gallery Wednesdays through Saturdays in the summer and sometimes during the school year and I have a bone to pick with you. You should not be apologizing for calling the office. Kristina, Joann, myself, and future staff are all here to answer the … Continue reading Thoughtful Thursday: Don’t Apologize for Calling MFA
An Ode to MFA Your floors have seen many feet Since the word on ol' Main street is that MFA supports art from living artists- best part is how you do it all so well. Your walls never hang and tell the secrets artwork whispers back to make the show never lack in variety, oh … Continue reading Thoughtful Thursday: An Ode to MFA
Maybe you've seen Fiber Options Exhibition and thought, this doesn't really make sense to me. Why Fiber instead of other mediums? You're not alone, lots of visitors ask us the same questions. We wanted to dig deeper into the history of Fiber Art, and why it's important and valid as a creative expression. "We come … Continue reading Thoughtful Thursday: Why Fiber
The truth is out there. Space, the final frontier, or the greatest place for artistic inspiration. Monday we celebrate the day where we look into the sky and wonder what could be looking back at us. Each plant hiding possible new microbes (looking at you, Saturn), each comet really a shuttle shading intelligent life - … Continue reading Thoughtful Thursday: Happy International UFO Day
To prepare for Maryland Federation of Art's 2018 Paint Annapolis event, David Diaz, a local artist, clues us into what Plein Air painting entails. Click here to watch the video! Social media can seem like a menacing, popularity contest at first. I'm here to give some tips on how you can turn your perspective of social … Continue reading Thoughtful Thursday: How Plein Air Can Boost Your Social Media Presence
Prime your canvas/ Buy a primed Canvas "Priming your canvas by applying a layer or two of gesso to the surface will help the colours in your work really stand out. When using oil colour on canvas, and the canvas is poorly primed, the oil may sink into the canvas and leave dull patches on … Continue reading Thoughtful Thursday: Oil Painting Tips & Tricks
We may only speak a few languages, but we communicate in a multitude of ways. For instance, I may tell you that I have a bold personality, or I could show it through my behavior and outward appearance. The studded leather jacket I wear, or the way I speak my mind, contain the qualities of boldness. … Continue reading Thoughtful Thursday: How Artwork in the Home Engages Your Identity