If you have ever visited Annapolis, Maryland, you know that there are numerous art galleries for you to peruse while in town. One that can be overlooked is the Elizabeth Myers Mitchell Gallery which is located on the campus of St. John’s College. The gallery has numerous exhibits throughout the year and showing currently through Oct 16 are pieces from the Dahesch Museum of Art (located in NYC). The exhibit is entitled “The Essential Line – Drawings from the Dahesh Museum of Art.” As quoted from the exhibit “drawing instilled in artists the benefits of observation and constant drawing as the foundation for art making” these drawings were done by artists to facilitate their use of the medium to express what they observed in nature and to enhance their artistic talent on a daily basis. Writers must writer and artists must draw, paint, mold, sculpt, collect and assemble, carve and develop their talent on a day to day basis. Here you will find examples to entice you to do the same.
The gallery is open Noon to 5 PM Tuesday through Sunday and 6:45 to 7:45 pm on Friday. No fees but donations are graciously accepted to help fund the continuing programs at the Mitchell Gallery. If you are there on Thursdays from noon to 3 PM you can join a free docent tour of the exhibit.
So, venture off of Main Street and the City Dock and drop in at the Mitchell Gallery for a quiet escape into the world of drawing.