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,
"Baltimore Screen Paintings"
My lifelong passion has been handmade fiber art creations of vibrant color, texture and design. My work began with traditional and contemporary quitting, which quickly blossomed in many different directions, to include freeform weaving. Saori is an art of handweaving that emphasizes creativity and free expression. There are no rules or samples to follow, and no mistakes – only possibilities! This highly unique and creative approach allows me to fashion works intended to nurture and inspire both the artist and her audience. One of my passions is blending an array of hand dyed wool roving into one-of-a-kind handspun art yarns. I also produce machine embroidered art landscapes, freeform knitting, fiber art felted pieces and handwoven wearable art from my loom.
Here you will find a wonderful opportunity to experience my unique textual fiber art. Offerings include colorful scarves, wraps, cowls, ascots, pillows, home goods, throws and small tapestries, as well as hand sewn Saori clothing. They are handwoven using a variety of handspun art yarns, novelty yarns, and fabrics. Each new creation is a source of color and bliss – hence the name of my business Color My Bliss!