Of Art, Artists and Art Stories

Dear Bay Weekly:

I am planning to go see the Boys and Girls Club exhibit at Bay Woods, thanks to Aries Matheos’ article about that show [January 13: Inspiration to Last a Lifetime]. I appreciate your running those types of stories. I feel that those connections — Boys and Girls Club and Bay Woods and Peg Burroughs — may be good connections for me to make in promoting the work of our artists at Arundel Lodge, where we provide psychiatric rehabilitation services to Anne Arundel County adults with serious mental illness.

We’ve just had a weaving exhibit in the community, with Margaret O’Brien the featured artist, at the Maryland Federation of Art in Annapolis from January 6 to 16.

At Arundel Lodge on Rt. 2, our artists show their work in a new Open Eye Gallery, with hours on Tuesdays from 2 to 4pm and on Fridays from 10am to 1pm. Artists are usually at work there during these hours. It is amazing how establishing this small gallery at the Lodge has given the members purpose and drive, which they need to stay on the path to recovery.

See their work at openeyegallery.org.

–Deede Miller, Director: The Open Eye Gallery, Arundel Lodge