Artist returns from Virgin Islands to open art glass, sculpture gallery

December 02, 1996

Artist Jan Mitchell has returned to Annapolis to establish the Jan R. Mitchell Art Glass and Sculpture Gallery after a 15-year sojourn in the Virgin Islands.

The newly renovated gallery is located on Cornhill Street in the former Annapolis Pottery, which Mitchell and her late husband, Bryan, owned and operated for nearly 16 years.

She has work on permanent display in the Smithsonian and has produced several federal commissions through the Art-in-Architecture GSA awards.

Life-size bronzes for the federal courthouse and the federal building in St. Croix include Market Woman, a bronze that stands in front of the U.S. District Court and symbolizes the ancient Greek goddess of justice.

Mitchell has been selected for the past two years to create ornaments for the National Christmas Tree in Washington.

Representative pieces of the National Christmas Tree ornaments made in shapes of birds and flowers will be on display and for sale in the gallery through the holidays.

The gallery is open from 10 a.m. to 5: 30 p.m. daily.

Information: (410) 268-8389.

Pub Date: 12/02/96

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