Art at the Point -- September 28, 2013, 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Art at The Point is an up and coming outdoor juried fine arts and crafts festival in Point of Rocks, Maryland.
Enjoy the day, Saturday, September 28, 2013, in the countryside with an entertaining arts festival located on grass parkland next to the C&O Canal National Historical Park, Old Mainline of the B&O Railroad, and Potomac River. Artists, musicians, and demonstrators will be on hand - free admission, free adjacent parking, food, baked goods, & location will make a day’s outing enjoyable for both artists and visitors.
Located 15 miles from both historic Leesburg, VA, and Frederick, MD and an easy hour drive from either Baltimore or Washington, DC – this is an ideal venue for celebrating our region's art and music.
Juried Exhibiting Artists
The Art at the Point Committee would like to welcome the 2013 Artist Exhibitors. Take a moment to visit their web sites to get a sneak peak of what you may see at Art at the Point.
Young artist may express themselves on rocks again this year, Saturday, September 28, 2013, as Poole Stone & Garden will return as sponsors of the popular rock painting workshop. Artists will be able to paint a rock and take it home when they are done.
Lydia Hadfield will delight the young with balloon animals and face painting. Whether entertaining kids as Oola Arteeste or performing solo adult shows, she brings improvisational verve to all her creative pursuits. Lydia's work is marked by strong characters, dynamic storytelling and wry wit.
Also, young artists can try their hand at leaf rubbings, bird masks and other types of art at the Young Artist Tent.
Tim Beachley - Beachley's Forge, Tim returns with his forge and anvil to demonstrate his craft of turning raw metal into works of art.
Susan Hanson - Catoctin Pottery, named for the creek that meanders by, is located in the historic 200 year old Lewis Mill. Artist Susan Hanson has been making pottery for 30 years.
Daniela Anderson, Daniela will demonstrate the steps necessary to create yarn from wool to wheel.
Allison Jachowski - Hot Fired Arts, Allison will have activities on hand demonstrating pottery painting and fused glass activities featured at her new studio in Frederick.
Griffin Arts Center, The Griffin Art Center is a completely unique, exciting, 13,000 sq. ft Art Center located in the heart of Downtown Frederick, MD. Artist’s Studio Spaces currently housing 24 Artists, 4 Gallery Spaces, Adult & Children’s Art Workshops & Classes at all levels in Oil Painting, Watercolor, Drawing, Sculpture, Photography & Printmaking, taught by the Finest Artists in the Region.
This unique setting has served as a crossroads through history with its river, canal, and railroad, and for one day, Saturday, September 28, 2013, will serve as the crossroad for music lovers and musicians of all ages. Centrally located, the music tent sets the tone for this unique family festival. This year's headliners included:
The Main Line Gravy Soppers are from the south end of Frederick County Maryland and play old time tunes the old time way. Featuring band members Rebecca Adams on the banjo, vocal, and buck dancing, Jeff Adams building driving rhythms on his old Gibson guitar and Jason Miller fiddling the dance tunes and singing a few Grandpa Jones songs.
Gene Beachley & Jaime Anderson Jaime and Gene’s appreciation for music drew them together and has led to their performing and songwriting together. Since the 1960s, Gene has played rhythm guitar and sang lead and tenor vocals for the Bluegrass Travelers, Green Mountain Travels, Bluegrass Image, RT 15 Express and the Ernie Bradley Band. Other musical influences include the Dillards, Jimmy Martin, Jim & Jesse, Lester Flatts, Earl Scruggs and Reno & Smiley. A career military officer and Veterinary Doctor, Jaime, got his first banjo when he was a teenager, but did not seriously take up playing it until much later in life. His early music influences include Hank Williams Sr., Tom T. Hall and Merle Haggard.
A Cappella State of Mind is a mixed a cappella ensemble based in the Frederick, MD area. The group’s members come from a wide variety of musical backgrounds and professions -- a love of a cappella music and performing it well is the “glue” that keeps this group together and provides the drive to become better with each song sung. Musical selections cover a wide variety of genres, predominantly Doo Wop, as well as Jazz, contemporary, and religious pieces. A Cappella State of Mind – Let us take you there. Web Site.
Peter Roebuck is a 15 year resident of Point of Rocks, MD and frequent performer in the area including our local St. Paul's Episcopal Church. He can be heard playing all styles of music ranging from Classical, Jazz, Blues, New Age and Neo-Classical. This year, Peter hopes to get your attention with some favorite ragtime pieces by Scott Joplin and many other fun pieces designed to entertain adults and children equally. Web Site
The Duly Noted Quartette was formed in 2012 and has performed at the Frederick Keys baseball games, caroled in downtown Everedy Square and has sung at local parties and fairs. An off-shoot of The Clustered Spires Chorus an organization of women who perform music in the barbershop style, Duly Noted's repertoire includes Sweet Adelines standards plus songs from the 1980s such as Kokomo and The Longest Time. Web Site.
Lawrence G. Rucosky
Masonic Lodge #200 A.E & A.F
The Roebuck Family
The Majeed Family Beans in the Belfry
The Exhibitors and Entertainers
Catoctin Kennel Club,organized in 1976, a group of people interested in training, showing, and breeding purebred dogs. Dogs enrolled at our classes do not have to be active in competition. Located in Point of Rocks the Club offers educational programs, clinics and seminars.
The Friends of the Edward F. Fry Memorial Library of Point of Rocks will be on hand with special activities for the younger readers including making Bookworm Bookmarks and Story Time with Puppets.
Skip Wizards, a competition/ demonstration jump rope team that performs and competes at local, regional and national events. Sponsored generously by Lawrence G. Rucosky.
Thanks to all the volunteers, artists, and musicians, and to the many people who have helped to promote Art at the Point. For more Information or to become a sponsor contact AATP Chairperson Virginia Maier at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Point of Rocks Ruritan has been serving our community for 56 years. Visit our web site to learn more, www.pointofrocks.org The Point of Rocks Ruritan, chartered in 1956, is a chapter of Ruritan National, a non-profit 501(c)4 community service organization, is a 32,000 member organization in over 1,200 local communities dedicated to improving communities and building a better America through Fellowship, Goodwill, and Community Service.