“Picturing the Past” an artist’s view of St. Mary’s City


View one of the most beautiful historic sites in the nation through an artist’s eyes. The North End Gallery will present “Picturing the Past,” inspired by Historic St. Mary’s City (HSMC), from February 4 to March 2, 2014. The invitational show features a diverse roster of local and invited guest artists from the mid-Atlantic region and a mixture of fine arts and fine crafts.

The public is invited to a First Friday opening reception on February 7, 2014. Be among the first to view the exhibit, meet the artists, catch a glimpse of Maryland’s first governor, and enjoy refreshments from 5 to 8 p.m. Drop in and enjoy all the different interpretations of the living history museum that commemorates Maryland’s founding place.

In conjunction with the show, historian Pete Himmelheber will offer a free illustrated slide show on Sunday, February 16 focusing on the re-construction of the Brick Chapel at HSMC. The Brick Chapel Reconstructed: Why Is It Taking So Long will take place at 2 p.m. in the Gallery.

The gallery, located at 41652 Fenwick St, Leonardtown, is open Tuesday through Saturday, 10 to 5 and Sunday from noon to 4. There is no charge for admission. For more information, call 301-475-3130 or visit northendgallery.org. This exhibit is co-sponsored by the St. Mary’s County Arts Council, www.smcart.org.