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
Linda Van Hart
Linda Van Hart is a total process metalsmith and Heart Armorer. She interprets historically significant botanical symbols with contemporary flair using classic techniques. She exhibits her jewelry, sculpture and mixed media collage in predominantly east coast galleries and high end crafts shows. A world traveler, Linda is in many private collections in the USA, Italy, Switzerland, Scotland and Russia.
Since 1981, Linda is the metalsmithing part of the Art & Art History Department, McDaniel College where she is The Visual Arts Coordinator for Common Ground on The Hill www.commongroundonthehill.org. Check out her website at www.tollhousestudio.com to find her at other shows and galleries. Contact her at email@example.com . When in Frederick, pop in to NOMA Gallery to see her jewelry https://nomagalleryfrederick.com. She is always on The Studio tour www.ccartists.com.
View the artist at work. Click the link below:
The Spanish moss in Savannah, Georgia inspired Linda's interpretation in sterling silver and pearls.