Congratulations to Ally Schito! The Centennial High School senior won a silver medal for her mixed media painting titled, "Adding a Dimension" in the renowned Scholastic Art and Writing competition, a national art contest sponsored by the Alliance for Young Artists and Writers.
What does a public library mean to a town? How should it look? And what should it include? On Wednesday evening, close to 30 people came to the Havre de Grace Activity Center to offer their ideas and input on those questions for a new Havre de Grace branch of the Harford County Public Library is to be built by the fall of 2014.
Did you know Cylburn Arboretum has an artist in residence? Patricia Bennett, 36, of Mount Washington, has been on the job since January, quietly under the radar. Now, she is getting ready for an exhibition of her work in November at Cylburn. It's a varied body of work too, because in addition to 'plein air' nature paintings, she does lesser known "live event" painting, in which she paints people during live events.
The Walters Art Museum has been putting its stamp on the nation for more than 77 years – but never in quite the way that it's doing this holiday season. "The Madonna of the Candelabra," has been chosen by the U.S. Postal Service as the official Christmas stamp for 2011 and 2012.