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

(Click for larger image)

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.