Tuesday, November 30, 2010

December 3---FIRST FRIDAY OPENING!!! Unbelivably Cool Holiday Craft Fair!!!

The Hamilton Gallery hosts the Unbelievably Cool Holiday Craft Event * Over 30 local artists & artisans * Fine Crafts * Cool Stuff * Perfect Gifts*---Friday at 5PM

Also at the Gallery on the 4th at 12:30---photos with Santa!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Win this Quilt!

As some of you know, a quilt circle gathers every Wednesday evening at the Hamilton Gallery to make quilts. This is a picture of the current quilt in process. The theme of this quilt is Sunflowers which is the gallery logo. Each square is someone’s interpretation of a sunflower. There are 16 squares so only a few are pictured below. Each square is framed in black & the back is a gold color – it measures approx 4’ x 4’ square. They are making this quilt as a fundraiser for the Hamilton Gallery which is a non profit art gallery in the Hamilton-Lauraville neighborhood. We are selling raffle tickets for a chance to win this quilt for $1 per ticket or 6 tickets for $5. The drawing will be held at the gallery on December 3rd (you do not need to be present to win). If you’re interested in buying any tickets, please let us know. This could make a lovely Christmas gift for someone special!

Sunday, November 14, 2010

PerVerse--This Friday!

Where The Arts Get Twisted
Poetry reading with feature and open mic.

Friday, November 19

doors open for open mic sign up -7:30 pm
show begins 8:00 pm

Sponsored by Poetry in Baltimore and hosted by Julie Fisher.

Bruce A. Jacobs is a poet, author, and musician.

His newest poetry performances treat poetry and music as one.
He founded the long-running First Tuesdays Poetry Reading
Series at Irina's Cafe in Baltimore in the 1990s.

Jacobs has won poetry slams in Baltimore and at the Nuyorican Poets Cafe in New York City. His books of poems are SPEAKING THROUGH MY SKIN, which won the Naomi Long Madgett Prize from Michigan State University, and CATHODE RAY BLUES from Tropos Press. His latest nonfiction book is RACE MANNERS FOR THE 21st Century. Jacobs has appeared on NPR's "Talk of the Nation," C-SPAN, Sirius Satellite Radio, and other networks. His work has appeared in dozens of poetry journals and anthologies, including 180 MORE, edited by national Poet Laureate Billy Collins. He plays drums, poems, and saxophone. He does not know how to do long division.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

OPEN HOUSE on November 18 and other workshops

November 18-6-8pm-Open House Meet the facilitators and check into the new workshops for kids and grown-ups at the gallery. Meet eight-year-old Sophie: founder of the Kids Poetry Workshop. Gallery members Theresa Reuter will be doing kids portraits, Suzanne Diggs will hold a sing-a-long, and Sara Marti will be doing face painting.

Some new workshops include:

Sewfabulousss: Darlene and Margaret will be introducing how to create a pajamas bottom class. This will be 8 weeks: November 30th,December 7th,9th,16th,23rd,30th and January 4th and 7th. Class is $80.00 which includes sewing machine usage and sewing kit to get started! For more information contact Sewfabulousss at 443-676-7465

Coming of Age Crafts Group-Do you know a girl 11 to 13 who would love to hang out with older girls and make a collage folder and poster, make herself a purse out of an old pair of jeans, make a beautiful beaded jewelry and bind her own journal/book? 8 weeks beginning Thursday December 2nd at 5-6pm $160.00 more information contact Hilary 410-852-2294

Colours the Yarn Gallery knitting basics begins on Wednesdays december 1st at 5:30 to 8:30pm for more information contact Thelma 410-701-8686

Sunday, November 7, 2010

"Wine and Cheese and Buy a Book Please"

November 12 at 7:00PM

Come and start your holiday shopping: buy some used books, hang out, and support the arts! Gallery recieves 50%of sales from books. Come also to meet our November Guest Artist: recent award winner Jeanette Ortt and hear her discuss her work.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Win this Quilt!

The Hamilton Quilting Circle has designed this quilt for a raffle which will benefit the Hamilton Gallery as well as the Hamilton-Lauraville Main Street Association. Tickets are $1 a piece and can be purchased tomorrow night at our Frist Friday opening at 6PM. Artist of the month-Jeannette Ortt. Featured artist, Marcus DaGold.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Kid's Got Poetry Writing Workshop

Kid's Got Poetry Writing Workshop
Thursday November 4th and every 1st Thursday of the month
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Hamilton Gallery
5502 Harford Road, Hamilton , Md 21214
Hosted by Sophia Matricciani and co hosted by Julie Fisher
of www.PoetryInBaltimore.com

The event is a workshop designed by a kid so kids learn and practice how
to write poetry. An adult needs to come too. Especially for kids who might
need help writing down their ideas. Everyone will get a chance to read
their poetry.

$5 per person. 1/2 is a donation to the gallery.
5 or older with an adult
more info call

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

First Friday Opening

Come join us this Friday, November 5th, for November's opening reception. This month's guest artist, Jeannette Ortt, will be displaying her work, "Bee Portfolio 2010." Work of Hamilton Gallery artists will also be exhibited month long. The reception on Friday will have some food and beverages and is FREE!