June 25, 2019
Two Maryland Federation of Art Receptions Coming Up
Tuesday, June 25th
4:30-6:00 pm
Paul's Homewood Cafe
919 West St, Annapolis

Reception of Dilian Deal and Addison Likins's group exhibition A Kaleidoscope of Photography and Watercolor Paintings . This show will focus on images from home and abroad – from the Tidal Basin to Ancient Middle Eastern Ruins by photographer Addison Likins and watercolorist Dilian Deal. Many of the pieces on display have been shown in other juried exhibitions or featured in publications such as Mensa Bulletin Magazine.

Sunday, June 30
3:00-5:00 pm
Circle Gallery
18 State Cir, Annapolis

Eye of the Beholder Exhibition, held to showcase the works of fine art constructed of one or more found objects.
Historic Annapolis Decorative Arts Tour - Wednesday!
Wednesday, June 26
William Paca House and Garden
1:30-3:00 pm
186 Prince George Street, Annapolis

Colonial Annapolis was home to a number of highly-skilled craftsmen. The work of artisans like John Shaw and William Faris would have sat alongside imported pieces from around the world. This tour delves deeper into the fine pieces on display at the William Paca House.

Cost: $25 General Admission; $20 HA Members and Volunteers. Learn more here.
Tide & Tunes: Timmie Metz Band & Tambo
Thursday, June 27
7:00-8:30 pm
Annapolis Maritime Museum
723 Second St, Annapolis

The Tides & Tunes Summer Concert Series offers 10 weeks of popular music–from rock to folk to jazz–with the incomparable backdrop of the Chesapeake Bay. Concerts are free; however, donations are gratefully accepted. Food and spirits are available for purchase. Beverage sales support the Museum’s education program. Bring a chair or blanket. Learn more here.

The June 27 concert features Timmie Metz Band & Tambo. Timmie Metz and Tami have joined forces to bring classic and modern rock to Annapolis.
We Rise Youth Conference: Black Youth through a Beautiful Lens
Friday, June 28
9:30-2:30 pm
Banneker-Douglass Museum
84 Franklin St, Annapolis

Curated by young people, for young people, this day will consist of a motivational message from Maryland Change Maker, Rashad Staton, a youth led panel discussion on imagery, education, and social justice, as well as an exhibit opening, featuring works from participants in the “We Rise: Photojournalism Project."

This conference will celebrate the shared experiences of its participants and focus on capturing the beauty of black culture through imagery and photojournalism. We welcome youth (13 - 17) of all backgrounds, to explore history, art, and culture during this event. Lunch will be provided. Click here to register.
Upcoming Events at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts

Friday, June 28
7:00 pm

Presented in Partnership by City of Annapolis, Maryland Hall & Unitarian Universalist Church of Annapolis. Join us on the 1-year anniversary of the Capital Gazette tragedy to remember Gerald Fischman, Rob Hiaasen, John McNamara, Rebecca Smith, and Wendi Winters.
Through music, art, and spoken testimonies, we will come together for a special reflection and journey towards healing and hope including a post-event candlelight illumination in the Maryland Hall Labyrinth. Family members of those we’ve lost and Capital Gazette Editor Rick Hutzell will share remembrances. Elected officials including Mayor Gavin Buckley will speak on Freedom of the Press Day and initiatives taken to prevent future tragedies.

Thursday, June 27
5:30-7:00 pm

Join us for an Opening Reception to celebrate our newest exhibits. Meet the artists and enjoy their work at this wine and cheese reception. Artists in Residence and In-House Artists will also host Open Studios. Featuring the Exhibitions: Weather on the Water: Works by Annapolis Arts Alliance, The Botanical Portrait: A Personal Look into the Life of A Plant by Hye Woo Shin and The Shape of My Heart: Han Mee Artist Association Group Exhibition. Free and open to the public.
Next MSA "Lunch and Learn," July 17!

Maryland State Archives's Next "Lunch and Learn" Program

Colonial Law Enforcement and Early Murder Cases in Maryland
Date and Time: Wednesday, July 17, 2019, 12:00 noon 

Speaker: Allen Hafner, Howard County Police Department, Historian 
Location: Maryland State Archives, 350 Rowe Blvd., Annapolis, MD 21401 

Calling all amateur sleuths and gumshoes! Join Howard County Police Department Historian and Forensic Consultant Allen Hafner for a presentation on the various types of law enforcement during Maryland’s Colonial Era. Mr. Hafner will all discuss Maryland’s early court system and describe the transition of both the courts and law enforcement during the growth of the colony and through the American Revolution. Join us in testing out your colonial detective skills. Feel free to bring your lunch and your questions to this free program! Feel free to bring your lunch and your questions to this free program! 

Please note: A valid photo ID is required to enter the Archives building.

Registration: Please contact  to reserve your seat
Save the Date for this Important Event
Please Save This Date! Saturday, September 7,
10:00 a.m.

On Saturday, Sept. 7, plan to attend the unveiling of a Historic Marker about the lynchings that occured in Anne Arundel County, MD; this will take place at 10am on Calvert Street in Annapolis, MD. The location is across from the Arundel Center, the former location of the jail where Henry Davis was abducted by a white mob bent on lynching him after marching him through predominantly black communities in an act of terror. This ceremony will mark the acts of racial terrorism and our continued mission to remember and reconcile.

This event is being coordinated by Connecting the Dots: Remembrance and Reconciliation Project Anne Arundel County, MD. The marker will document the following African American people who were lynched in Anne Arundel County: John Sims (June 13, 1875), George Briscoe (November 26, 1884), Wright Smith (October 5, 1898), Henry Davis (December 21, 1906), and King Johnson (December 23, 1911), along with victims who remain unknown.
Get out on the Water this Summer!
Here in the Four Rivers Heritage Area, we are lucky to live near all the natural beauty the Chesapeake Bay has to offer, but where can you and your family go to enjoy it? 

Anne Arundel County has 533 miles of shoreline but a limited number of places for public access.

Discover places to rent or launch your own cartop craft here.

Make a splash in the bay this summer with these great public places we all can enjoy!
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