The Frederick County Public Libraries’ satellite gallery locations in Brunswick, Thurmont and Urbana will feature the work of several local artists through January 2015.
John Kuhn is a photographic artist from Middletown, Maryland. Although primarily self-taught, he has studied the works of the master photographers for more than thirty years. Kuhn specializes in nautical scenes, landscapes, and nature photography. He is a member of the Delaplaine Visual Arts Education Center, the Washington County Arts Council and the North American Nature Photography Association. He has been a member of the Frederick Camera Clique since 1985 and credits the many guest lecturers for most of his formal education.
Kuhn’s work has been exhibited locally at Frederick Community College, Hood College, Mount Saint Mary’s College, Weinberg Center for the Arts, Washington County Arts Council Center, Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, and the Delaplaine Visual Arts Education Center just to name a few. For more than 25 years, Kuhn has participated in group exhibitions. In 2010, he was awarded his first solo photographic exhibition and in 2011, he was selected as one of two featured photographers in a photographic exhibition sponsored by the Washington County Arts Council. Since then he has been awarded four additional solo exhibitions.
The work of John Kuhn will be featured at the Brunswick Public Library gallery from November through January 2015. More of his collection can be viewed and purchased at the Gift Gallery at the Delaplaine Visual Arts Education Center in Frederick, MD.
Howard Clark is an award-winning professional photographer with more than 50 years of experience behind the lens. Although landscapes are his specialty, many of the images provide an intimate look at animals, flowers, plants, and trees. Years of traveling to more than 20 countries has provided an extensive collection of images featuring various architecture, monuments, national icons, and people. He is especially fond of creating panoramic photos and images taken at the edge of night. Clark combines the finest image-editing software with his artistic talent to reveal their often hidden intrinsic beauty.
Several of Clark’s photos appear in the permanent collection of the American Society of Civil Engineers. An eight-foot wide version of his Great Falls Panorama hangs in the pedestrian tunnel at the Metro Station in Bethesda, MD. Another panorama, featuring the World War II Memorial at night, decorates a private conference room nearby.
In 2006, Clark was designated as Gaithersburg’s Camera Club’s first Grand Master Photographer and an Honorary Member for Life. Many of his photos can be viewed at www.hclarkphotography.com. He will be exhibiting his recent work at the Thurmont Library gallery from November through January 2015.
Urbana, Maryland resident, Sheryl Massaro is fascinated by the interaction of “the fixed and the flowing” things in the world, our psyches, and the deep undercurrents in both. She loves working with oils and paints primarily landscapes and buildings. An avid photographer in younger years, she resumed this interest in 2013, focusing on landscapes and cityscapes captured with an iPhone.
Massaro has exhibited and sold work in the DC area. She has been in several juried group exhibits including Academy Art Museum in Easton; NIH Clinical Center Gallery in Bethesda; Kentlands Mansion in Gaithersburg; Yellow Barn Annual Members Show at Glen Echo; and the Delaplaine Annual Juried Show (received Honorable Mention in 2013) in Frederick.
In addition to the visual arts, Massaro has an MFA in Creative Writing/Poetry from American University and occasionally teaches workshops on writing poetry. She is also a volunteer Master Gardener for Frederick County. The Urbana Regional Library gallery will feature recent works of local artist, Sheryl Massaro, from November through January 2015.
The Delaplaine satellite galleries are free and open to the public during regular library hours. For more information, please call 301-600-7212 or visit us at www.fcpl.org.