Current Exhibition

February 2019

The Body:
Armor, Avatars and Identity

Maggie Ball,
Robert J. Waddell
Tatiana Rakhmanina
Linda Van Hart

February 1–24, 2019

Opening Reception: Saturday, February 2, 2019, 5pm-9pm • Gallery open 12-9pm

Artists’ Talk and Closing Reception: Thursday, February 21, 7–9pm.

Protection, Projection, Definition are all part of dealing with our own and other bodies. Body consciousness: form and fantasy are a huge part of growing up and that maturation process is lifelong with many chapters. Our bodies are our books. We crawl, totter, race and dance through each day of pages together and alone. Artistic representations of human face and figure have charted our growth as a species. This is visually recorded time picturing The Hunt, tools of daily living, and quest for the unknown through ceremony. All people, all through time have these commonalities. We are all different. We are all the same.

Hat Making Workshop
with a renowned milliner Tatiana Rakhmanina

rakhmaninaBeautiful couture hats can be yours for the making! In this class you will learn to create cut-and-sew soft style hats, or you may choose to learn fascinator construction (ever wondered how in the world they stay on?!). Learn tricks of the millinery trade, shortcuts and uncommon use of materials such as found objects, vintage pieces, old sweaters, etc. You will also learn to make decoration pieces, such as flowers and hat pins.

Please contact the instructor in advance if you would like to make a specific design:, or with any other questions. The cost is $100 plus the materials fee.


Friday evening, February 22, 6-9pm (light refreshments provided)

Saturday and Sunday February 23 & 24, 10am- 4 pm (please bring a brown bag lunch).

Location: Joyce Schaum’s house: 2943 Stone Rd, Westminster MD.

Skill level: all levels, although basic sewing machine knowledge is helpful.

Materials: the instructor supplies all the necessary materials. Materials fee of $70 includes fabric and other supplies such as sinamay, interfacing, wire, base materials, ribbons, feathers and such, enough to complete one hat. You may choose to bring your own fabric or old clothes to refashion into a new hat. Bring your own sewing machine if available.

Due to the intensity of individual instruction class size is limited to 10 participants, so sign up quickly!

Instructor: Tatiana Rakhmanina; Facebook/Rakhmanina hats; Instagram @tatianarakhmanina



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