Shaker Everyday Items Works of Art

Currently on exhibit at the Elizabeth Myers Mitchell Gallery at St John’s College in Annapolis is a wonderful exhibit composed of items from the Faith and Edward Deming Andrew’s Collection of Shaker objects. The exhibit is called “Gathering up the Fragments: The Andrews Shaker Collection” and due to the wide variety of items that include: furniture, clothing, manuscripts, tools, and medical aids, it was a challenging exhibit to install. “The quality of this exhibit,” says museum director Hydee Schaller, “will reflect the benefits of Cindy’s (curator Lucinda Edinberg) hard work in capturing the aesthetic.
The craftsmanship and simplicity of the pieces are inspirational. If you are someone who appreciates that less is often more, you’ll want to see this exhibit. It is free and open to the public through April 19th. A number of special events are scheduled and pre-registration is required. Of particular note is the March 8th Thursday evening lecture by Christian Goodwillie at 7:30 p.m. and a tour on March 25th at 3:00 p.m. led by art educator Lucinda Edinberg. Call 410-626-2530 to reserve a spot and for more information.

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Author: Nadja Maril

Nadja Maril is a communications professional who has over 10 years experience as a magazine editor. A writer and journalist, Maril is the author of several books including: "American Lighting 1840-1940", "Antique Lamp Buyer's Guide", "Me, Molly Midnight; the Artist's Cat", and "Runaway, Molly Midnight; the Artist's Cat". Former Editor-in-Chief of What's Up ? Publishing, in charge of three magazines: "What's Up? Annapolis", "What's Up? Eastern Shore", and "What's Up? Weddings", former Editor of Chesapeake Taste Magazine a regional lifestyle magazine based in Annapolis, and former Lighting Editor of Victorian Homes Magazine, Maril has written hundreds of newspaper and magazines articles on a variety of subjects..

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