Next First Friday Art Walk: April 7 @ 6-8pm. Join us for refreshments and live music!
This annual exhibit showcases various work from the members of the Eastern Shore Art Association. The Art Center would like to encourage everyone to enter their artwork. Exhibits runs: March 3-31, 2017.
Best of Show: Polo Express by Jason Braly
First Place: Onions on Burlap by Sue Breitfeller
Second Place: Into a Wormhole by Art Bayer
Merit #1: The Flock by Karen Roloson
Merit #2: Polka Dot Ladies by Letty Oratowski
Merit #3: Dancing Dogwoods by Mary Ann Schaff
ESAA Purchase Award Winner: Edlyn Burch
Paintings by Lucy Hunnicutt
“I paint stories, the small moments we might take for granted but that actually make up our life. I hardly sketch, but I do keep notebooks filled with these stories. If ever I grow weary or annoyed with humanity, I read these stories to love us again.”
One could correctly say that Richard deMaagd’s life was one full of hope. Richard’s mother’s middle name was “Hope”. Richard graduated, as his father did from Hope College, Holland, Michigan in 1954 and Richard retired to Fairhope, Alabama in 1993. Richard was born June 5, 1932 in Yokohoma, Japan to Midwest missionary-teacher parents, John Cornelius deMaagd and Marian Hope deMaagd.
Richard was raised in a stimulating and culturally diverse family where education was paramount. Richard became a man of adventure always searching for truth and meaning in life. At an early age he had crossed the Pacific Ocean numerous times with his parents. When he graduated from high school, his classmates voted him “most intellectual”.
Richard earned a bachelor’s degree in 1954 from Hope College, and a Master’s degree from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan in 1957. He served as a U.S Army Intelligence officer in Berlin, German until 1962. From 1963 to his retirement in 1993 he worked as an English teacher, English Department head and an English professor at Jackson Junior College, the University of Cincinnati and Wyoming High School in Cincinnati, Ohio.
On their first date in 1978, Richard took his girlfriend Emogene Greer, to the Cincinnati Art Museum. During this first date Richard repeatedly corrected the grammar of his future wife, who was born in Appalachia. Richard’s corrections of grammar continued at a “romantic dinner” at Mecklenburg Gardens. When Miss Greer became dismayed with his ridicule, she slapped the table saying “you’re cultured and I’m crude”. Mr. deMaagd collected himself and calmly said, “stick with me, baby, I’ll teach you to be cultured and you’ll teach me to be crude”.
Throughout their married life Richard was a connoisseur and collector of art, especially the lithographic works of Marc Chagall. Most of his collection was acquired in the 1960’s and 1970’s in Michigan and Ohio.
This exhibit displays 15 works which are being offered for sale. A portion of the proceeds will go to the Eastern Shore Art Center.