EXHIBITS

Spectacular Skies – Through July 23, 2017; Kay Daugherty Gallery, Murray Arts Building
Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center, Solomons, Maryland
A stunning exhibit with over 65 works from local, regional and national artists that showcase the wonder and mystery of skies.

Escape: Art on Vacation – Through August 27, 2017; Main Gallery, Murray Arts Building
Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center, Solomons, Maryland
Over 45 works comprise this exhibit that celebrates the wonder, joy and inspiration of getting away .

Art Blooms: Fabulous Floral Fantasies – July 15 & 16, 2017; Main Gallery, Murray Arts Building
Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center, Solomons, Maryland
A two-day exhibit featuring spectacular floral arrangements inspired by works of art from the Annmarie galleries. Co-hosted by the Calvert Garden Club.


SPECIAL EVENTS

Art Blooms Gala - Friday, July 14, 2017; 7-10pm
Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center, Solomons, Maryland invites the community to support the gem that is Annmarie with an exciting evening of celebration showcasing spectacular floral designs inspired by current gallery exhibits. The Art Blooms Gala is co-hosted by the Calvert Garden Club and Ann’s Circle, Inc. of Annmarie Garden. The festive evening of art, music, food by an array of local and regional caterers, silent auction, live music and a cash bar, promises to be a night to remember. Guests will have a fun photo opportunity upon their red carpet arrival, courtesy of Southern Maryland Entertainment. Canards Catering/Ruddy Duck; Charles Street Brasserie; Dream Weaver Events & Catering; Maryland Country Caterers; Mission BBQ; Range and Reef; Rouge Fine Catering; and Saucy Salamander are all planning delicious sampling for guests to enjoy. Swing to the jazzy sounds of the Tim Ford Trio as live music fills the Murray Arts Building. Auction enthusiasts will find an outstanding array of items to bid on during the silent auction. Works of art, restaurant meals, jewelry, special tickets to events, themed baskets, and classes are just a few of the items that will be up for auction. Cocktail attire is suggested. For tickets, visit www.annmariegarden.org


PROGRAMS & EVENTS FOR KIDS!

Insectival: Insect Festival – Sunday, July 30; Noon-4pm
Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center, Solomons, Maryland
Buzz on in as we celebrate and investigate insects through games, art activities, bug hunts and show and tell experiences! Indoor and outdoor fun with lots of hands-on activities! Admission is free for members; $4 for adults; FREE for children 4 & under. For more information, visit www.annmariegarden.org, call (410) 326-4640, or email info@annmariegarden.org.

Full STEAM Ahead – Saltwater vs. Freshwater – Sunday, July 9; 1-4pm
Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center, Solomons, Maryland invites families to this FREE program designed for preschool children and their caretakers! Visit the artLAB at Annmarie Garden for hands-on investigations and challenges that will help children explore, observe, ask questions, and make predictions about the world around them as they create and play! Investigate a variety of concepts in STEAM--science, technology, engineering, art, and math! These fun and imaginative sessions will get your child excited about learning. Perfect for toddlers and preschoolers. For additional information, visit www.annmariegarden.org or call 410-326-4640.

Full STEAM Ahead – Gears in Motion – Sunday, August 13; 1-4pm
Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center, Solomons, Maryland invites families to this FREE program designed for preschool children and their caretakers! Visit the artLAB at Annmarie Garden for hands-on investigations and challenges that will help children explore, observe, ask questions, and make predictions about the world around them as they create and play! Investigate a variety of concepts in STEAM--science, technology, engineering, art, and math! These fun and imaginative sessions will get your child excited about learning. Perfect for toddlers and preschoolers. For additional information, visit www.annmariegarden.org or call 410-326-4640.


CLASSES & WORKSHOPS FOR ADULTS
Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center in Solomons, Maryland, invites adults to register for the following classes and workshops:

Water, Waves, Beach, & Sky: A Watercolor Workshop – Tuesday, July 11 & Wednesday, July 12; 10am-3:30pm
Learn to create a beautiful beach scene using techniques to create sunny skies, sparking waters, and sandy shores. Lots of step by step instruction in this workshop with Nancy Thompson. Perfect for beginners but all levels welcome! Call 410-326-4640 for more information or visit www.annmariegarden.org to register.

Wine & Dish: Beachy Platters – Mondays, July 17 & 31; 6:30-9pm
Sarah Houde leads this workshop where students will create a sea-inspired platter and dip bowl using clay slabs and pinched pottery. Platters will be decorated with textures, glazes, and more. Bring your favorite beverage for a fun and relaxing creative night out. A perfect date night, girls' night or gift idea! Call 410-326-4640 for more information or visit www.annmariegarden.org to register.

Lively Landscapes and Skies: A Watercolor Workshop – Tuesday, August 15 & Wednesday, August 16; 10am-3:30pm
Liven up your watercolor paintings! Learn to work with vibrant color and value to create beautiful paintings. Lots of step by step instruction from instructor, Nancy Thompson. Great for beginners but all levels welcome! Call 410-326-4640 for more information or visit www.annmariegarden.org to register.

Art By the Glass: Fused Glass Tiles –Friday, August 18; 6-9pm
Bring your favorite beverage and join us as we learn to create fused glass tiles. Create your own designs with bits of stained glass, frits, stringers, and mosaic chips. Instructor Leza Hepler will lead the workshop helping each person create two 4" x4" tiles. Tiles will be fired in a kiln and picked up at a later date. Call 410-326-4640 for more information or visit www.annmariegarden.org to register.

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About Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center
An affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution, Annmarie Garden is located in scenic Solomons, Maryland, on the Chesapeake Bay. The sculpture garden features a walking path that meanders through the forest past permanent and loaned sculpture, including more than 35 works of art on loan from the Smithsonian Institution and the National Gallery of Art. Annmarie Garden also presents a variety of award-winning special events, gallery shows, and engaging public art programs. Annmarie Garden’s Studio School offers creative classes for all ages and abilities taught by a talented faculty. Annmarie Garden is conveniently located just off Route 2-4, on Dowell Road in Solomons, Maryland; open 9am-5pm daily; the Murray Arts Building and Gift Shop are open 10am-5pm daily. To learn more, visit www.annmariegarden.org.

Directions to Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center
From Washington DC (about a 60 minute drive): take Route 4 South to Capital Beltway Exit 11 (to Prince Frederick). Continue on 4 South, following signs to Solomons. Left on Dowell Road at Hilton Garden Inn. Annmarie is less than 1/4 mile on left. From Baltimore (Beltway I-695): take I-97 (Annapolis) to Route 301 South (Bowie). Continue on 301 to Route 4 and follow signs to Solomons. Left on Dowell Road at Hilton Garden Inn. Annmarie is less than 1/4 mile on left. From Annapolis: follow Route 2 South towards Prince Frederick/Solomons. Left (South) onto Route 2/4 at Sunderland light. Left on Dowell Road at Hilton Garden Inn. Annmarie is less than 1/4 mile on left.