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
Growing up in Pennsylvania, Tom was an avid backpacker and rock climber. Earning a Bachelor of Fine Art from Kutztown State College, he taught printmaking at the Wyomissing Institute of Art, and served as the master printmaker for the Art Series Program, producing etching and lithograph editions for various NYC artists. Upon moving to Maryland, he joined The Artist’s Gallery in Frederick, and also served on the board of the Carroll County Art Council. His employment in industry and manufacturing further developed his sense of process, discovery and human error in art making, although he remains firmly anchored in natural subjects. His studio and residence are nestled in farmland near Union Mills, where he is a full time artist, and lives happily with wife Barbara and their children Bella and Taj.
Each of Thomas Sterner’s images pay homage to nature or human nature by offering a thoughtful or humorous message, juxtaposing subject, environment, technique and title. The viewer is prompted to interpret and connect to each piece, as the artist succeeds in his goal to make us think and smile.