Berlin Businesses Ready For Fall Arts Night

BERLIN – One of the most anticipated evenings of the year in the area will take place tonight with Berlin’s 13th Annual Fall Arts Night taking place from 6-9 p.m.

Berlin shops and galleries will feature the work of the area’s finest artists and craftsmen as well as offer their hospitality with complimentary refreshments in most businesses along with entertainment in various shops and on the street.

Among the businesses featuring local artwork is JJ Fish Studio, located on Main Street. JJ Fish will be featuring the work of Cindy Calahan, a Maryland native whose jewelry reflects her belief that jewelry should have movement and flow. She likes to mix contemporary and classic designs and is fascinated with larger stones such as agates and jaspers, which have become the focal point of her jewelry, as she likes to let the stones tell her what to design. Her jewelry will also be on display through November.

Bruder Hill, a boutique located on Commerce Street, will host Liz Lind, an artist who unleashes color when she paints, as she sees it with intensity everywhere and in everything. Lind’s paintings are expressions of her raw creative energy and her childlike insight of the world. Lind’s method of painting is to work on several pieces at one time, adding color, cutting paper and assembling layers over a matter of months. Her subject matter ranges from poises to pools, steam ships to landscapes. If you’d like to sample Lind’s artwork, visit her website www.lizlindeditions.com.

The Globe on Broad Street will host The Bryan Clark Trio from 7-10 p.m. and hold the opening reception for its highly-anticipated “Humanity Unveiled II,” a celebration of the human body. Complimentary light refreshments will be served.

Another business is Victorian Charm on North Main Street.

“We are very excited with the talent we will be displaying and it should be a real treat for the participants,” said owner Debbie Frene.

Bennett Scott, an award-winning carver and native to the Eastern Shore of Maryland, will once again display his talent for carving. Scott has always enjoyed the outdoors and especially spending time in the marshes of Worcester County. A professional carver since 1970, he is recognized as a leading wildfowl artist and has won numerous awards during his carving career. Scott was chosen to carve the Masterpiece Carving for the 2000 Easton Waterfowl Festival and has been honored by being inducted into the Easton Waterfowl Festival’s Hall of Fame. As in previous years, Victorian Charm will have live music by Earl Beardsley and Dave Dalfanso. If you have visited the Atlantic Hotel in the past, you have surely enjoyed the talent of Beardsley on the piano in the Drummers Café. Dalsanso completes the evening’s duo by accompanying the keyboard with his clarinet and saxophone.

Additional shops participating in Arts Night include the Treasure Chest with Theresa Penn and her oil and acrylics; Stuarts with Cartoonist Jenifer Jurden, and Lois Engberg and Barbara Beauchamp who specialize in oil paintings; Sassafras Station with guitar player Glenn Riley; Cody’s Christmas Shoppe with Photographer E. Hayden Hastings, Jr.; A Step Above will display the work of Bonnie Preziosi; Worcester County Arts Council will host guitar and banjo player Charlie Flagiello; Randy Hofman will be featured at M.R. Ducks’ representational watercolorist Nancy Mysak will be at the Water’s Edge Gallery; Peggy Warfield will display her watercolors at Abigail’s; decorative artist Cris Reynolds will be featured at The Perfect Touch; Patrick Henry will open his studio; and street musicians will include vocalist/performer Raquel Orsini, the Sweet Adelines, Moon Struck and the duet of Shane OLoughlin and Cody Dennis.

Berlin’s Fall Arts Night is the unofficial start of their Victorian Christmas Celebrations, which takes place during the month of December. The shops will feature animated storybook windows with extended evening hours Friday evenings till 8 p.m. Horse and carriage rides will also be available Friday evenings in addition to Saturdays and Sundays.

For more information on any of historic Berlin’s events, call the Berlin Chamber Of Commerce at 410-641-4775 or visit www.berlinmdcc.org.

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