American Visionary Art Museum Bus Trip – October 13, 2020

Join RiverArts on Friday, May 15, for a bus trip to the American Visionary Art Museum in Baltimore and a tour of the mega-exhibition, “THE SECRET LIFE OF EARTH: Alive! Awake! (and possibly really Angry!)” with founder, director and curator Rebecca Hoffberger.

Hamiltunes at the Mainstay

How lucky we are to be alive right now! ALL ARE WELOME to join RiverArts and The Mainstay for a community singalong of the Broadway musical “Hamilton,” emceed by RiverArts Executive Director and “Hamilton” Instructor Maria Wood. Lyrics provided! Costumes encouraged!

New Gallery Director Sue Wilson

Great news! Sue Wilson will be the new Gallery Director at RiverArts. Sue combines an artistic eye and attention to detail with strong administrative skills and genuine warmth toward RiverArts members, artists, and the community at large.

New ArtsAlive! Director Ann Farley

We are delighted to introduce our new ArtsAlive! Director, Ann Farley. She will be an invaluable addition to the RiverArts team as we undertake the new initiatives and adventures that await us in 2020 and beyond. 

November People’s Choice!

“Final Observation” by Sarah Herron is the People’s Choice winner for the Kent County Student Art 2019 exhibit now on view at the RiverArts Gallery. Click to see other winners at all age levels!

Downrigging Pop Up Gallery

Come help us celebrate a successful season of painting the Eastern Shore at the Downrigging Pop Up Gallery, November 1-3.

KidSPOT Needs An After School Enrichment Program Coordinator

Do you have classroom teaching experience, love kids and art, and share our belief that encouraging creativity in children sparks dialogue and problem solving, and empowers young people to engage as valued members of our diverse community? Consider working with us at KidSPOT.

Dog Portraits & Beyond!

Looking for a truly enjoyable way to improve your painting skills? These techniques may be used to paint figures, landscapes, and your family pooch in this 2 day workshop, February 27 & 28, with instructor Lynne Lockhart, signature member Society of Animal Artists.

Elizabeth Healy

Elizabeth is one of the dynamos on our KidSPOT team. She coordinates our popular After School Enrichment Program, the Kids in the Gallery visual literacy program, the First Friday Youth Art Exhibits, and is a tireless promoter of all things KidSPOT.

Les Palmer

Les is our KidSPOT Greeter (and attendance counter- we need him to collect all that data)! He is an invaluable member of the KidSPOT team, and a former RiverArts board member.

Xidan Zhang

Xidan is a whirlwind! She volunteers at KidSPOT on Saturday mornings and for the After School Enrichment Program – the kids all adore her. She also teaches Calligraphy and Chinese painting workshops, is a RiverArts Gift Shop and Gallery artist…and she is a senior at Washington College. We will miss her.

Anna Maloney

Anna is our ace KidSPOT Saturday morning volunteer assistant. She is always ready with a smile to help Rebecca, parents, grandparents and the kids. Little known fact, she is also a darn good artist!

Gift Shop Artists of the Month

Elsie Inzer, fabric artist and Dianna Frymiare, potter and glass blower, are our new Gift Shop Artists of the Month. Stop in and see their new work! hours are Tuesday – Friday, 11 am – 5:30 pm, Saturdays 10 am – 5:30 pm, and Sundays 11am-3pm.

MJ Baldwin

Thanks to MJ Baldwin, Holiday Show Preview Party Coordinator, who always makes it look easy! Pictured here, a small representation of the Libations Committee: Cindy Stafford, Jonathan Chace, Anne Vansant, and MJ Baldwin

Sue Wright

Holiday Show Chair for how many years? Thank you, Sue for another beautifully presented show, and to all who assisted: Lesley Campana, Connie Schroth, Lee Penninger, Melissa Clarke, Ronnie Edelman, Judi Gunter.

Lesley Campana

Lesley Campana: for always being a wonderful front desk volunteer and keeping all of our Holiday Show inventory items (1,000+!) accounted for and in order, we couldn’t do it without her!

Jodi Bortz

Jodi Bortz for design and construction of the vibrant and colorful 16 Page Studio Tour Brochure for 2017. Pick yours up at River Arts beginning the First Friday in October. Get ‘Em while they last!

Barbara Vann

Barbara Vann for liaison with the Kent County Office of Tourism that allowed RiverArts to partner for Ads in national & regional magazines like American Craft, County Lines, What’s up Eastern Shore, and the Washington Post Express. Look for her interesting Studio Tour articles in upcoming issues of KentCounty News and Tidewater Trader.

Sue Wright and Mary Pritchard

Sue Wright and Mary Pritchard for helping to recruit advertisers and artists, expert review of the Studio Tour Brochure, and keeping the committee grounded and focused! Enjoy the 2 new Studio Tour venues at the Arts Alive Education Center and the Kent County Arts Council Building.

Patti and Dave Hegland

Patti Hegland for taking the lead in curating another great Studio Tour exhibition for the month of October. Dave Hegland for being the committee chair of the Studio Tour Committee. Looking forward to the 18th Annual tour the last 2 weekends in October.