Local color accentuates exhibit by pen and ink artist Stanley Gilmore

Off Track Art, an artists' cooperative and gallery in downtown Westminster, this week opens an exhibit of works by local pen and ink artist Stanley Gilmore Jr., with a debut reception on Friday, Nov. 2.

Gilmore specializes in pen and ink drawings of buildings and structures found in and around Carroll County. His drawings are all limited and numbered edition prints.

Each subject is rendered not only in ink, but many are hand colored with watercolors as well. A few subjects other than Carroll County scenes are also on exhibit and for sale.

Gilmore has also illustrated two children's books for Old Line Publishing — "The Little Match Girl," an adaptation of the work of Hans Christian Anderson, and "The Birth of Christ," with works depicting the Gospel of Luke.

Those books can be found at Old Line Publishing.com, Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble.com and other sites, and both are also available for purchase at Off Track Art.

Gilmore is a retired art teacher who taught elementary, middle school and high school art for 38 years in various Carroll County schools.

But he's still teaching — curently at Carroll Lutheran School, instructing youngsters from kindergarten through the eighth grade. He also teaches various drawing classes in the evenings at the Carroll Community College, in its Continuing Education Program.

Gilmore graduated of the Maryland Institute College of Art with a bachelor's of fine arts in 1970, and from Towson University in 2000 with a master's degree in instructional technology.

The Stanley Gilmore Jr. show and sale will open on Friday, Nov. 2, at Off Track Art, located in the historic Liberty Building, 11 Liberty St., Westminster. An opening reception is scheduled for 5:30 to 7:30 pm. After that, hours are Wednesday through Friday, noon to 6 p.m. and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

For more information go to: http://www.offtrackart.com

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