March-April 3/1 - 4/28, 2019
Meet the Artists
Opening Reception Saturday, March 9, 4 - 7pm
More than Meats the Eye
Amber Maurer Farran & George Maurer
Amber Harte Maurer Farran
Beauty and Loss
I grew up at my father’s butcher shop and living on my grandfather & uncle’s dairy farm. I have always felt very passionate about local agriculture, its importance to American culture, and its survival for future generations. I draw and paint what I know, and what I think is important to our society. When I’m not at work as a graphic designer, drawing, painting, or taking photos, I enjoy taking ballet lessons and hanging out with my husband, family, and corgis.
I display the destruction of nature and agriculture and its importance to American culture. My art depicts both Mother Nature and the local agriculturalist, along with the difficulties both face competing with the corporate man. Destruction of nature is represented by the omission of the environment; farm and forest animals are rendered on a white abyss. Counter to the removal of naturally occurring art, the pieces focusing on agricultural skills and trades, specifically butchery, bring to light these disappearing artisans. This catalog of endangered Americana is my attempt to remind us that what we have may not always be if it is cast aside.
Off Track Art Gallery
A Fine Art and Gift Gallery in Westminster, Maryland owned and operated by the artists.
Monday through Thursday
Friday 12 - 4
Saturday 10 - 4
Sunday 12 - 4
Stop by to see our
new gallery show,
"Cold Hands Warm HeART"
in January and February
Born in Maryland in 1988, Sarah discovered her creative passion drawing graphite and pen/ink portraiture in high school circa 2004. She pursued her art studies as a Fine Arts major at Mount St. Mary's University in Emmitsburg, MD where her skills evolved to acrylic and oil paintings. Though she finished her degree in 2015, Sarah still continues seeking opportunities to learn new techniques, including a three month art internship in Florence, Italy and most recently a landscape painting workshop in Molndal, Sweden. Sarah's love for the outdoors and travelling are reflected in much of her plein air pieces and still-lifes. She also does freelance commissions that mostly involve portraits referenced from photos, but Sarah prefers to work from life as she considers it the best method of emulating the true essence of the subject when capturing a moment in time onto canvas or wood panel.
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