Creative Lives Series Continues December 14 with Andrew McCown

Andrew McCown

Andrew McCown

RiverArts is pleased to present Andrew McCown that would be, “Captain Andy,” to many, on Wednesday, December 14, as part of our Creative Lives Series.  The public is invited to join us in hearing him describe his personal journey, stories, passions, and insights.

Andrew has worked with Echo Hill Outdoor School since 1977, and founded the School’s Summer Explore Trips program in 1979, and became an Associate Director in 1981.

He is one of the School’s USCG licensed captains, and regularly teaches Bay Studies, aquatic ecology, and the heritage of the Chesapeake Bay. He is also a current and founding board member of the Chester River Association and served on the board of the Eastern Shore Land Conservancy for twelve years.

Captain Andy worked as an oysterman for eight winters as he captained the Skipjack Elsworth, one of the last of the great dredge boats of the Chesapeake. In 2008 the Maryland Association for Environmental and Outdoor Education (MAEOE) awarded Andrew with the Robert Finton Outdoor Educator of the Year Award.

Andrew also performs with the critically acclaimed folk group, Chesapeake Scenes.

The talk will be held in the RiverArts Gallery, 315 High Street, Suite 106, Chestertown, MD, 21620.  Reservations are strongly suggested. Tickets are $20/$15 for RiverArts members, and may be purchased on line –  Click here
or by calling the gallery at 410 778 6300.   Refreshments will be provided.

Gallery hours during the holiday season are Monday through Sunday 10 AM to 5 PM, and open on First Fridays until 8 PM.

RIVERARTS HOLIDAY SHOW & SALE NOW OPEN! holiday-showdisplay_16-crabs


Tasteful, inspired, creative, and affordable; these words best describe the range of fine arts and crafts at RiverArts’ annual Holiday Show and Sale.  The beautifully hand-crafted and one-of-a-kind works include paintings, photographs, pottery, jewelry, textiles, hand-made books, metal art, wood art and silk flower and holiday arrangements.holdiay-show_15-display-mobara-wreaths

The RiverArts Members Only Reception will be held on November 17, 5:00-8:00 pm. The show will open to the public Friday, November 18 and run through December 31. Shoppers are encouraged to stop in on November 26 during the Small Business Saturday  “Passport” event organized by the Downtown Chestertown Association. RiverArts will be offering a gallery-wide 10% discount.   In addition, there is a festive First Friday reception on December 2, 5:00-8:00 pm.

holdiay-show_15-display-mobaraThe wide range of gifts for men women, children, pets and the home are reasonably priced, with most under $100. Painters and photographers have been asked to bring in miniatures – small pieces that make original art an affordable present. The show encompasses both the main and studio galleries.

Gallery hours during this show will be Monday-Sunday, 10am-5pm, First Friday, December 2, First Friday – 10am-8pm

Opening Receptions for November Exhibitions 

John Queen of the Bayside Hoyas

John Queen of the Bayside Hoyas

The Humans of Kent County was on exhibit in the RiverArts main gallery from the November First Friday through November 13. This exhibit showcased more than 60 stories of folks that have been interviewed and photographed in the year-long celebration of the unique human beings who live or work in Kent County.
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RiverArts Mission:  To engage our community in the creation, appreciation, and support of the arts through education, events, and exhibitions.

RiverArts Vision:  To inspire and foster creativity as a positive and sustainable force that enriches our community and establishes the region as a premier arts destination.



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