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MSAC Gallery - Maryland Masters: Edwin Remsberg's Portraits of Maryland Traditions
Come out and see the show through November 5. Maryland Masters: Edwin Remsberg’s Portraits of Maryland Traditions, a gallery of stunning photographs depicting Maryland folklife from across the state. Edwin Remsberg’s work captures vibrant and personal portraits of some of the state’s oldest living traditions – like foxhunting, Smith Island Cakes, boatbuilding, Native American beadwork, and African-American gospel quartet singing – as well as some of its newest – like Colombian vallenato accordion and South Indian bharathanatyam dance.View images and brochure.
Since 2008, Remsberg – a former Baltimore Sun photographer and Harford County native – has documented Maryland Traditions’ master artists as they have passed their skills on to their apprentices. The Maryland Masters exhibit is part of a year-long series of events marking the 10th Anniversary of the founding of Maryland Traditions, the folklife program of the Maryland State Arts Council.
Maryland Traditions was co-founded by folklorist Elaine Eff who co-directed the program until June of 2011. Dr. Eff left Maryland Traditions in July to write a book documenting the community that has produced Baltimore’s iconic Painted Screens tradition. Her contributions to Maryland Traditions and to the study and documentation of Maryland folklife will be celebrated at a reception following Edwin Remsberg’s gallery talk.
Exhibitions runs through November 5, 2011
Gallery Hours: Monday through Friday, 10 AM to 4 PM