CCAA 2015-14
August 12, 2015
Judy Crawford
CCAA Office

Arts Alliance Opens Two New Solo Artist Shows


Exhibits Run through October 2015
Nancy Owens
Charles County Commissioners
Lorina Harris
Charles Regional Medical Center

Nancy was born in La Plata, MD, and graduated from La Plata High School. After retiring in 1990 from the Naval base in Indian Head, she felt the need to do something artistic. She took classes in and did quilting and machine embroidery designs for ten years. After accomplishing everything she wanted to do in sewing, she decided to learn how to paint. Nancy started taking classes with various local groups and national organizations in oils, acrylics, watercolor and pen and ink.

One of her favorite experiences in painting was having her Christmas ornament selected to be on the 2004 White House Christmas tree. The following year, Nancy painted an ornament for the Library of Congress Christmas tree. It was a book representing the state of Maryland. Nancy also painted her interpretation of Romaine Brooks "La Baronne Emile D 'Erlanger" ca. 1924, hanging in The Renwick Gallery for The Gallery's Holiday Tree.

Nancy's art is available for purchase. She can be reached at

The Commissioners Gallery is located at 200 Baltimore Street, La Plata, MD. Gallery hours are weekdays, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm.
Coffee Tippler by Nancy Owens

Hailing from Queens New York, Lorina Harris has had the pleasure of being raised seeing art in the great museums of New York City. She began her study as a child, taking place in and winning contests, which inspired her to pursue art as a profession. She started and completed her foundation year at the University of Hartford Art School, but feeling too young, took a 10 year stint to gain some life experience. This led her to Europe where she ended up studying and graduating from the Amsterdam School of the Arts with a degree in fine arts and teaching art and art history at the highest level in the Netherlands.

Living in Europe for over 13 years has afforded her the proximity to a multitude of inspirational styles from the masters, to the cutting edge of art of all kinds. Her favorite media momentarily, are paints and charcoal. Returning to the States a decade ago, Lorina now owns and operates a small art studio in Bryans Road, MD, where she works, teaches, holds parties and an art club (

Lorina's art is available for purchase.  She can be reached at 240-258-7758, or

The Charles Regional Medical Center Gallery is located at 5 Garrett Avenue, La Plata, MD. Gallery hours are 8:00 am to 8:00 pm, daily.

Reminiscing - Amstelveen by Lorina Harris

All the artworks for both shows are available for viewing online at and selecting the Gallery tab.

The mission of the Charles County Arts Alliance is to stimulate, promote, encourage and provide recognition of the arts and the creative spirit in Charles County.  For more info on the Arts Alliance and becoming a member, contact the Alliance at 301-392-5900,, or