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
Gail Martensen was hooked on art from her first box of crayons. She has always found ways to express her creativity but found that a busy life raising a family and working left little time for fine arts. Finally, in 2011 she began taking drawing and
painting classes at Carroll Community College and that has reignited her love of painting. Currently she is working in watercolors and acrylics and continues to take a variety of art classes. Gail draws her inspiration from nature and particularly enjoys painting animals and flowers.
Gail exhibits at CCAC and in 2013 was accepted into her first juried show, Artful August at the Village at Leesburg, VA. In 2014 Gail exhibited in the Heart Marks Art Therapy show at the Franklin Park Arts Center in Purcellville, VA. and The Carroll Nonprofit Center in Westminster, MD. She is a member of the Carroll County Artists Guild and you can frequently find her paintings exhibited around Westminster. Off Track Art is very pleased to have Gail as a partner.