11 artists leave their marks on societies' 1999 calendar


September 14, 1998|By Melinda Rice | Melinda Rice,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

Eleven local artists have a date with a calendar.

Their work will appear in the 1999 Southern Anne Arundel County Familiar Scenes Calendar, a joint fund-raising effort of the Shady Side Rural Heritage Society and Galesville Heritage Society.

Each year, the groups sponsor a contest to choose artwork for the calendar. The societies select South County landmarks for the scenes. Those who aspire to have their work in the calendar draw a designated scene in charcoal or black ink on white paper. Then a panel of artists picks the winners.

"Some years it's extremely competitive, and some years it's not as bad," said Newell Cannon, calendar chairman for the Shady Side Rural Heritage Society.

A drawing of Larkin's Hill by Stevensville resident Bryan Gall will be on the cover of the 1999 calendar. The house, named after its Quaker builder, John Larkin, was built in the mid-1700s.

"There are not many houses like it," Cannon said.

Six Galesville residents are among the artists whose drawings were chosen this year.

Cathy Lundmark's rendition of Smith's Purchase, an Owensville home, was chosen, as was Roxanne Weidele's picture of Dick and Jane's produce stand and Ceil Petro's rendering of the Deale library.

Elsie Whitman is the only artist who had two pictures chosen for the calendar: drawings of Carrie Weedon Home and St. Mark's Chapel.

Rounding out the Galesville artists are Laura Emley with a drawing of Abell Home and Heidi Upton's picture of Galesville United Methodist Church.

Upton did not have to go far to visit her subject -- her husband is the church's pastor.

In addition to the crew from Galesville, two West River residents made the calendar cut -- George Dobbs with a drawing of Richard's Corner Grill and Diane Odell with a picture of Harvey's Barber Shop.

Unlike some of the homes tackled by the Galesville artists, Richard's Corner Grill and Harvey's Barber Shop are not historic buildings.

"They just have local interest," Cannon said.

Richard's is the latest in a series of restaurants to occupy the building, and the barber shop was a county jail.

Keron Martin of Edgewater will be part of the calendar thanks to a drawing of Tenant House on Route 2 near Route 214, and John N. Niedermair of Glenn Dale rounds out the artistic 11 with a picture of Granny Annie's Shop in Shady Side.

The artists will be honored at a reception from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 18 at the Capt. Salem Avery House Museum in Shady Side. After the reception, calendars will be sold at the museum, the Galesville Heritage Society's Heritage House and Smith's Lumber Co.

The calendar costs $7.50, and proceeds will go to the Shady Side Rural Heritage Society and Galesville Heritage Society.

Information: 410-867-4763.

Waterfront painting

In other art-related news, a painting of the Annapolis waterfront by Annapolis artist Neil Harpe will be raffled to raise money for Quiet Waters Park.

The piece, called "Crab Town," is now part of a display at the Quiet Waters Visitors Center. Raffle tickets are on sale at the center for $1 until Nov. 8.

Information: 410-222-1777.

Scholarship winner

Shayna Marie Murdock of Edgewater received a $1,000 scholarship from the Davidsonville Ruritan Club, which she plans to use toward her education at the University of Pittsburgh.

Murdock is a 1998 graduate of South River High School.

Bicycle tour

The Annapolis Bicycle Club is sponsoring a 23-mile tour of Annapolis on Sunday.

The event, called the "Great Annapolis Bicycle Tour," is scheduled from 8 a.m. to about noon. Riders must begin no later than 9 a.m. and must wear helmets.

The bike route begins at the Maryland Department of Natural Resources on Rowe Boulevard and goes past historic sites in Annapolis.

On-site registration starts at 7: 15 a.m. Sunday, but advance registration is recommended.

The cost is $12 for adult riders and $6 for riders younger than 17. The cost includes a T-shirt.

Information: 410-295-5144.

Pub Date: 9/14/98

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