Magic Moment

“Magic Moment” by Sara Linda Poly

Oil painter Sara LInda Poly to give presentation at Christ Church Parish Hall

ST. MICHAELS — The St. Michaels Art League is offering an opportunity to attend an evening meeting — open to the public — from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 14, at Christ Church Parish Hall, 103 Willow St.

The meeting will feature a presentation by oil painter Sara Linda Poly. Known for her sweeping skies and light in the landscape, Poly has been the winner of numerous awards and is a regular participant in many regional and national shows and plein air competitions.

The St. Michaels Art League offers a casual, friendly and supportive atmosphere, and a variety of monthly demonstrations by award-winning artists geared toward improving the technical skills of members.

The league offers classes and workshops with regional and nationally acclaimed artists, and the opportunity to display and sell artwork at open and juried galleries and shows in Talbot County.

The league collaborates with St. Michaels businesses through such programs as the Summer Art Hunt in July. The art hunt draws tourists and residents into the stores of participating merchants on a scavenger hunt to find paintings by members with a free ice cream at Justine’s Ice Cream Parlor as the prize. SMAL also is partnered with the Academy Art Museum, Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, Choptank Electric Cooperative, Christ Church, St. Luke’s United Methodist Church, Talbot County Free Library and the town of St. Michaels.

In September, Children’s Art Day invites children from all over the Mid-Shore for a plein air painting experience with the guidance of league artists on the lawn of St. Luke’s United Methodist Church.

SMAL members also create the “Celebrate St. Michaels” banners depicting local scenes that are displayed on the town utility poles from April to November.

The league includes members from all over the Mid-Shore and beyond.

Traditionally, monthly meetings are held during the day; however, those who work haven’t been able to attend. Those who are curious about membership will have the ability to attend this special event and learn more about the league. Refreshments will be available.

For more information, visit smartleague.org, or contact Beth Wright at 202-264-0724 or info@smartleague.org.

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