Annapolis Maritime Museum / 723 Second St / Annapolis, MD 21403
Contact: Jeff Holland / 410-295-0104
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – August 14, 2012
What: Opening reception for “Water Water Everywhere” art showcase by Christine and David
When: Thursday, August 30, 2012
Time: 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Where: Annapolis Maritime Museum, 723 Second Street, Annapolis, MD 21403
More info: www.amaritime.org
Annapolis Maritime Museum Presents “Water Water Everywhere”
Art Showcase Opens with Free Reception on August 30, 2012
A new month-long art showcase “Water Water Everywhere” kicks off with a free opening reception at the Annapolis Maritime Museum on Thursday, August 30, 2012, from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. The exhibition showcases coastal U.S. and Bahamas photographs, illustrations and paintings by local artists Christine and David O’Neill. All artwork is for sale, with a portion of the proceeds befitting AMM’s educational programs. A new collection of David’s drawings have been combined into a coloring book for all ages and will also be available for purchase. The reception is free of charge and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.
Christine and David O’Neill are artists and sailors whose home is aboard Felix the Cat, a 45-foot Prout Sailing Catamaran. David is captain and Christine is the hostess when they conduct private charters in the Bay and the Bahamas. For most of their married lives, they have lived in the Annapolis area. They have traveled throughout the Caribbean, South America and the U.S. and much of their art has been inspired by the places they’ve visited.
“Christine’s paintings are joyful and full of color and movement,” explains the Museum’s volunteer art exhibit coordinator, Les Foster. “Color, composition and movement are foremost in her mind when creating new paintings. It is clear from David’s work that his background in graphics and design influence the pattern and repetition that make his works so strong. Both artists enjoy the play of sun and shadow, yet each renders the same views and subjects so uniquely.”
In the early ‘90s Christine was awarded a one-year painting sabbatical. During this time Dave, Chris, and their son traveled by boat from the Chesapeake to Venezuela, painting all the way, Both Christine and David earned BFA’s from Maryland Institute College of Art and Chris earned a second master’s degree.
Christine has taught art for many years in public schools and currently teaches private and small group painting lessons to adults at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts and Kent Island Federation of Art. She is a Signature member of the Baltimore Watercolor Society, a member of the Annapolis Watercolor Club, the National Watercolor Society and Pen Women of America.
David has worked designing and creating the interiors of private homes, hotels, and restaurants, including the Severn Inn and the Chesapeake Bay Beach Club. He has also worked in the graphics design field.
This art exhibit is free and open to the public. The works can be viewed and purchased during AMM’s normal business hours, Thursday through Sunday from noon to 4 p.m. For more information please visit www.amaritime.org or call 410-295-0104.
About the Annapolis Maritime Museum
The Annapolis Maritime Museum is a 501(C) (3) non-profit educational institution dedicated to educating students and adults on the area’s rich maritime heritage and the ecology of the Chesapeake Bay. Located on Back Creek, the Museum is a heritage site in the Four Rivers Heritage Area, as well as a site in the Chesapeake Bay Gateways and Water Trails Network and the Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail by the National Park Service. The Museum provides a vital connection for residents and visitors—both children and adults—to the area’s natural environment and heritage through a variety of educational and public programs and exhibitions. For more information click on www.amaritime.org or call 410-295-0104.