Monday, September 5, 2011

PerVerse - Friday September 16th

For those interested please contact Julie

Hamilton Quilters Every Wednesday Evening

Wednesday Evening in the Back Room Gallery Hamilton Quilters Just in time for the New Quilt Creation. You don't have to have an experience in sewing. Come and talk to the Gals...BARC's bring a 10 by 10 square of your design to add to the quilt -information contact Pam Wallace 410-207-7100

Sewfabulouss Sewing School (Tuesdays)

Just a Friendly Reminder

Sunday, July 31, 2011

Artist of the Month (August) - Ralph Slesinski

Ralph Slesinski
1950 -
I have worked in oils, colored pencil, watercolor and prints of various sorts since childhood.
My main focus has been on landscape, mainly local subjects, but also taken from images captured
during travel and from the media. My idol is Matisse, who, in his later years, gave us images that were semi-abstract,
yet endearing to the eye for their naturalness and clarity of form. Like him, I hope to express and inspire with a stroke, a line, a color never seen before, rooted in the natural world.

Hamilton Gallery Guest Artist Series

Luis Alberto Rodriguez Colome

Opening Reception August 5th | 5:00 - 9:00PM

Color Light Theory will be playing at 7PM

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First Saturday Drum Circle

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Sewfabulousss Sewing School Resumes August 16th

For those who are interested please contact:

Margaret Garland:

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Gimme Shelter Productions - August 20th

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Every Wednesday - Quilters

Computer Classes Every Thursday

Every thursday will be a continuous computer class those interested contact Cara Sue:

August 19th Perverse - Where the Words Get Twisted

For those interested please contact Julie Fisher:

Saturday, July 9, 2011

July 30th - Classic Car Show

Annual Classic Car Craft Show and Festival

Gallery Events

11am Face Painting

1pm-3pm Gimme Shelter Poetry Productions
"Family Friendly Poetry"

3pm-5pm Sewfabuluousss Sewing School showing off their creations Fashion Show

7pm-9pm Color Light Theory Band and Potluck -bring a nosh ( featuring Juliet's food business -Real Grub catering) -Come try one of her yummy dishes.....

Drum Circle

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Sewfabulousss Sewing School

Every Tuesday

for more information contact
Margaret Garland at or 443-676-7465

Gimme Shelter Productions - July 16th

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Color Light Theory

will be playing at the Hamilton Gallery!


Friday July 1st from 6 - 9 PM


Saturday July 30th from 6 - 9 PM

for more information visit

Artist of the Month (July) - Julie Fisher

Julie Fisher is the featured artist for July and will read poetry from her
forthcoming chapbook Friday July 1 at 7pm at Hamilton Gallery

Julie created because Baltimore's poetry scene
is outstanding. She hosts 3rd Friday Night PerVerse, Essential Sundays @
Minas' Gallery and the B-More Erotic Performance Art Series. She cohosts
Kids Got Poetry Writing Series with her daughter Sophie. She frequently
supports and coordinates special events within the literary community as

Her poems have appeared most recently in Baltimore Sun, Manorborn, Attic
and World According to Goldfish Anthology. She believes the practice of
writing poetry perches on the razor edge somewhere between self
involvement and spiritual exercise.

She co-edited the Octopus Dreams Anthology 1 a publication sponsored by

more info 443-418-4762

Friday, June 24, 2011

The Hamilton Gallery Guest Artist Series


Friday, July 1st 2011
5:00PM - 9:00PM

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Saturday, May 28, 2011

The Hamilton Gallery Guest Artist Series

Liz Swanson Wearable Art
“Love Made Materials”

On exhibit until June 28, 2011

Friday, June 3, 2011
5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

All are invited!

Detail images of “Love Made Materials” Wearable Art
by Liz Swanson
photos © 2011 Cathy Leaycraft

“There is a vitality, a life force, an energy, a quickening, that is translated through you into action, and because there is only one of you in all time, this expression is unique. And, if you block, it, it will never exist through any other medium and will be lost.”

—Martha Graham, modern dance pioneer

Liz Swanson, a Baltimore textile artist, became an artist from the feet up. In June 2000, she performed in Alzaruba’s interactive and collaborative performance pieces at such venues as: American Visionary Art Museum, Baltimore Museum of Art, Maryland Institute College of Art, Towson University, Stone Quarry Hill Art Park, Cazenovia, NY, The Creative Alliance, and Maryland Public Television.

As she danced in the vivid costumes, she began to understand color from the heart out. For Liz, hope is best expressed in movement. Also a writer, Liz asks, “Is there reason to hope?” For Liz, when words fail, there’s art! Her art answers, “Yes!” In that spirit, wearable art is her invitation to you to join the dance.

In “Love Made Material,” Liz creates collages of sequins, ribbon, feathers, and found objects on fabric. This wearable art calls to the whimsical in others. Wear it out in the world and nurture some hope and lightness of spirit, in yourself and in others

Gimme Shelter -- Next Performance June 18th

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Friday, May 27, 2011

Downhill Derby Race!

Registration begins at 9am (but most people begin setting up at 8am Race begins at 10am). The Hamilton Gallery will be having face painters out front of the gallery. For those whom are interested in being a face painting contact Nancy at 410-444-5519 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 410-444-5519 end_of_the_skype_highlighting

Farmer's Market

June 7th thru October 25th Hamilton-Lauraville Main Street sponsors 3rd Tuesday Farmers Market from 4-7pm across from Safeway.( if you are interested in being a vender
contact Regina Lansinger at 443-414-7606 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 443-414-7606 end_of_the_skype_highlighting)

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Sewfabulousss Sewing School

Every Tuesday

for more information contact
Margaret Garland at or 443-676-7465

Gardening, Music, Yummies and Poetry

Lawrence Leaf will be hosting Gardening, Music, Yummies( food) and Poetry Gatherings on Sunday June 26th Sunday July 31st, and Sunday August 31st All events are from 4pm to 7pm $10/donation

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

PerVerse Where The Arts Get Twisted

June 17th @7:30PM

For more info contact

Road Mural

There will be a painting of the first horizontal mural on the intersection of Hamilton and Harford Road on June 5th. Hamilton Lauraville Main Streets (Regina Lansinger) will be closing a section of Harford Road to host their annual soap box derby. A crew of artists and older youth is being gathered to help paint. It should be a fun and crazy experience with some media coverage. There are two murals:
  • Mural #1 (Sunflower with compass in center) will take place on Sunday, June 5th during the Indie 900' Downhill Derby. This will be painted in the intersection of Hamilton Avenue & Harford Road. More details will be available once the paint. The plan is to start at 7:00am and be finished by 12:00 (11 would be better). The paint must dry for four hours. The street will re-open around 3:00-3:30.
  • Mural #2 (Market fruits & veggies) will take place on Sunday, June 26th during the Lauraville Business Association's Block Party. This will be painted inside the crosswalk from Safeway's entrance across Harford Road to Montebello Terrace. Same instructions as above.

Sunday, March 27, 2011

First Friday in April

April 1st is the First Friday Opening Ceremony featuring guest artist: Mary Deacon Opasik

Opening ceremony from 5 - 9PM

Saturday, March 26, 2011

April's Featured Artist

The featured artist for the month of April is Jim Hammond.

Jim Hammond has been a dedicated photographer for more than 30 years. For most of that time, he was a professor at Penn State College of Medicine. Since retiring in 2008, he has divided his time between a home in Baltimore and a cottage on Delaware Bay. His work reflects a commitment to the environment. Seascapes from the east and west coasts, birds of Delmarva, as well as fish and other underwater subjects have been dominant themes.
He has had one or 2 person shows at Randolph Macon College, Penn State University, the Everhart Museum in Scranton Pa, Lebanon Valley College, the Art Association of Harrisburg and the Art Association of Reading PA. He was a founding member of Gallery 21, an artists╩╝cooperative gallery in Reading Pa. He was also represented by the William Ris Gallery in Harrisburg.
In Baltimore, he is a member of the Art Exposure group and the Hamilton Gallery. In addition to the Hamilton Gallery, his work has been shown at the venues of Art Exposure Inc., at the offices of Federal Hill Main Street, the Chameleon Cafe, the Koba Cafe, The Inn at the Black Olive, Gallery 33, the Lotta Art Festival, and the Festival of Federal Hill Main Street.
His photographs have been published in the Washington Post and a Guidebook to Central Pennsylvania.

First Friday Picture Raffle

Sewfabulousss Sewing School

Every Tuesday from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM Sewfaboulousss Sewing School
Next 6 weeks begins April 5th-
for more information please contact or
Margaret Garland at 443-676-7465

Hamilton Arts Quilters

Every Wednesday is the Hamilton Arts Quilters.
Just Drop In anytime between 6:30 to 9 PM. Its FREE to come and help with the next quilt.

For more information contact

Friday, March 25, 2011

Kids' Poetry Workshop

Thursday April 7th
6:30 PM-8 PM. Created by a kid, taught by a kid - Mom guided.
Cost: $5.00.

For more info contact

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Perverse Poetry

Where the Words Get Twisted
Friday April 15th
7:30 PM

For more information contact

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Gimme Shelter in April

Saturday April 16th 7:30 PM
An Evening of Earthly Verse and Music of the Spheres
For more Information : 410-627-8774

Monthly Garden Seminars

Saturday April 16th, 4 - 7 PM
For more information contact Lawrence Leaf : 410-446-1398

Friday, February 25, 2011

Student Art Show Friday March 4th

The Ghost Of Poe
8:00pm (doors at 7:30)
tickets $20 includes beverages and desserts

In “The Ghost of Poe,” poet and actor m. s. sanders explores the complexity of Edgar Allan Poe’s character through dramatic recitations of his poems, excerpts from his short stories as well as his correspondence and quotes.

This three act play seeks to demonstrate the correlations between his work and his struggle to deal with the universally human aspects of life, love and loss; a journey filled with obsession, humor, desperation, romance, remorse and resignation.

Rather than add to the confusion and contradiction often encountered when attempting to present a biographically accurate Poe, sanders strives for historical, yet dramatic and impassioned accuracy, by presenting a portrait of the man almost exclusively through his works and letters.

In this way, it is hoped the much beloved and esteemed poet, author and critic will be allowed to speak for himself, while his inscrutability and mystique remains intact.

more info Julie 443-418-4762

Guest Artist Talk and JAM Session *FREE*

Hamilton Gallery Presents: Free evening of fun at the Hamilton Gallery:

Saturday February 26th at 7:30pm Guest Artist Talk and Jam session

Come and listen to Guest Artist Melani Douglass discuss her artwork and hear her boyfriend Trumpet player Ahmed Jabaki-Nash-

If you are a musician come bring your instrument and jam out together-!All are welcome-

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Come Take A Look

Friday, February 4th
5-9 pm

First Friday Opening
The First Friday of every month we take down last month's exhibition and hang new work. We have a guest artist and a gallery member featured artist. Our February guest artist is Melani Douglas.
Each exhibition features a variety of art created by our members. Come enjoy the exhibit, have some nibble food and socialize in our creative community.

Friday, January 28, 2011

Patric Pepper & Mary Ann Larkin feature @ PerVerse

February 18 PerVerse
Where The Arts Get Twisted
Patric Peper and Mary Ann Larkin Feature
Poetry reading with features and open mic.
8:00 pm
Hamilton Art Gallery

Patric Pepper was born, and lives, in Washington D.C. His poems have
appeared in various magazines and anthologies, including Confrontation,
The Distillery, Medicinal Purposes Literary Review and The Comstock
Review. His chapbook, Zoned Industrial, was published by Poet to Poet,
Richmond Hill, New York, in 2000 as the first annual Medicinal Purposes
Chapbook Contest winner. His Poem “Judas Tree” won the 1998 Muriel Craft
Bailey Award from The Comstock Review. Since 1982 he has been a member of
the Capitol Hill Poetry Group, which published a twentieth anniversary
anthology, The Other Side of the Hill, 1975-1995, Forest Woods Media
Productions Inc., 1996.

Mary Ann Larkin is a poet, writer, teacher and former fund-raising and
publications consultant to nonprofit organizations. The Coil of the Skin,
a book of poems, was published by Washington Writers Publishing House in
1982. She is the author of four chapbooks: White Clapboard, by Carol
Allen of Philadelphia; The DNA of the Heart with Patric Pepper, published
by Pond Road Press; A Shimmering That Goes With Us by Finishing Line
Press in 2005; and gods & flesh by Plan B Press in early 2007. Her poems
have appeared in Poetry Ireland Review, New Letters, Poetry Greece and
numerous other magazines, as well as in more than twenty local and
national anthologies, including America In Poetry and Loving, a poetry
and art series published by Harry N. Abrams Inc. of New York.

Sponsored by Poetry in Baltimore and hosted by Julie Fisher.
Julie Fisher 443-418-4762

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Ghost of Edgar Allen Poe

SUNDAY February 27th
Save the date!

8:00 pm
Hamilton Gallery
5504 Hamilton Avenue
more info 443-418-4762

Enjoy Poe themed beverages and desserts and a visitation from the
Ghost of Edgar Allen Poe.
Intimate performance for approximately 30 guests.
Save the date!
Tickets $20

Monday, January 10, 2011

Back By Popular Demand: Nan Thompson's Papermaking Workshop Comes in March

Learn How To Make Cards, flower, seed, or scented paper. Or use it for collage prints or painting.

Easy to learn techniques provide instant results the first time!

Saturdays: March 12, 19, and 26. 10A-12P. $50

Hamilton Quilting Circle Raises $600 for the Hamilton Gallery

Much thanks to the Hamilton Quilting Circle for raising $600 for the Hamilton Gallery: (from L to R) Ellen Slusarczyk, Pam Wallace, Dian Combs, Dawn Trageser, Sue Holmes, Jeannine, and Lynn Dodds. For months, the HQC members worked on a quilt which was raffled off in December. The Red Canoe won the quilt and it is currently hanging up in their shop.

Also much thanks to the Red Canoe for donating $100 to the Gallery.