Studio to host art exhibition; egg hunts to be held

Dave Hammond is pictured beside a self-portrait of charcoal on paper. An exhibit of his works, titled "Dave in Color," will be on display at Vintage Colors Art Studio, in Taneytown, the weekend of March 18._- Original Credit: Submitted photo
Dave Hammond is pictured beside a self-portrait of charcoal on paper. An exhibit of his works, titled "Dave in Color," will be on display at Vintage Colors Art Studio, in Taneytown, the weekend of March 18._- Original Credit: Submitted photo (HANDOUT)

Vintage Colors Art Studio, in Taneytown, will hold its first exhibition as part of its new art gallery the weekend of Friday, March 18.

The show, Dave In Color, will feature artwork by store owner Dave Hammond, formerly of Taneytown, in a range of media, from charcoal drawings to oil paintings.


"There's going to be everything from — I'll have some charcoal pieces, I'll have pastel, I'll have different painting pieces, oil and acrylic, and then like I said I have a couple digital pieces, digital art," Hammond said.

The exhibit will be open from noon to 9 p.m. Friday, March 18, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, March 19, and from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, March 20. It is free and open to the public.

In addition to viewing artwork, individuals will also be able to take part in an interactive exhibit.

"The basic theme of the whole thing is color and I love color so everything's going to be a lot of color and that's actually part of the interactive piece is going to be, it's going to be making a big community piece with everybody adding a little section, but when it comes together it's going to be a wall of color," Hammond said.

The only photography exhibit at the event, the community piece will be "like a selfie project," Hammond said.

"It's more photography," Hammond said. "Well we'll have instant cameras there that they can [use] and then they'll get a ticket that says something fun or silly that they have to do and behind them there'll be this wall of different colors and once they take the picture it'll just be solid color ... So there's going to be pictures of people in front of colored backgrounds and the color and the expression that the card tells them to do are going to match and it's going to be all about color and mood and people and the community."

People can take part in the community project over the course of the weekend, and the finished product, which Hammond will add to, will be displayed at the art studio for a couple of weeks after the show, he said.

On Friday, individuals can also take part in a meet the artist reception from 6 to 9 p.m. Refreshments provided by Stone House Cakery & Cafe, in Taneytown, will be offered on a first come, first served basis. The meet and greet will also be free, Hammond said, and will give attendees the chance to speak with him in a casual, relaxed atmosphere.

"It's more of like a question and answer; they can come in they can talk to me about anything that they think about the different art. We were kind of thinking it was going to be more of an intimate setting so I can talk to each of the different people about the different works of art," he said.

Hammond said the point of the new gallery is to showcase area artists and their work. He said he hopes to make the exhibits a monthly event.

"Right now I'm seeing it every couple of months but as it grows I'd like it to turn into something monthly where there'll be a different artist each month," he said.

Growing the gallery into a more regular event is part of Hammond's goal of making the studio the artistic hub of Taneytown.

"We want to start an initiative in Taneytown where it's fostering the arts, art education and getting it out there to the public," he said. "So we wanted to create something downtown, a cultural center, and eventually I'd like to have the basis of that be in the gallery part of the store.

Lions Club egg hunt


It's that time of the year again — time to hunt for eggs and eat copious amounts of Peeps and chocolate bunnies.

The Terra Rubra Lions Club will host an Easter egg hunt for children younger than 12 at 1 p.m. March 26.

The free event will take place on the ballfield at 6300 Middleburg Road in Keymar. It will be broken down into four age groups: Younger than 4, 4 to 7, 8 to 10, and 11 and 12.

Snacks will also be offered, and prizes will be given for special eggs and the most eggs found in each age group.

For more information, call club treasurer Larry Stambaugh at 410-202-4360.

Church Easter egg hunt

Emmanuel Baust Lutheran Church, at 2950 Old Taneytown Road in Tyrone, will host a community Easter egg hunt at 1 p.m. March 19.

The free event for children in fifth grade and younger will feature prize eggs, crafts, games and refreshments. For more information, call 410 751-1237 or email office@ebucc.com.

Pancake breakfast

The Taneytown Lions club will hold its Spring Pancake Breakfast in the building on the East side of the Firemen's Carnival Grounds, at 43 Memorial Drive, in Taneytown, from 6 to 11 a.m. Saturday, March 19.

The all-you-can-eat breakfast will feature buttermilk pancakes, eggs fried to order, homemade sausage gravy, fried potatoes, pudding and hominy, fruit cup, orange juice, coffee, tea, hot chocolate and milk. The cost is $8 for adults, $4 for children ages 6 to 12, and free for children younger than 6. Proceeds of the breakfast benefit the Lions Little League as well as youth sports programs supported by the Lions Club.

For more information, contact Jim Fair at jfair@verizon.net.

Elaina Clarke is the editor of the Neighborhoods section. She can be reached via email at