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
Jan Van Bibber
Jan Rouse Van Bibber lives in Rural Baltimore County at Feederbrook Farm.
Her passion for art started as a young child, and has grown steadily. She is influenced by the patterns, flow and contours of the farmland, and the colors and movement of a stormy sky. Her metal work reflects layers and folds that reveal hidden surfaces and colors.
She taught Art primarily in Carroll County, and her Landscape paintings were represented by Bendann Art Galleries, Towson, and Main Street Gallery, Annapolis. She has returned to working with metal, and as a metal artist makes wearable objects that can be currently seen at Off Track Art in Westminster, MD. and Elizabeth Jacobs Spa in Parkton, MD.