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Exhibit Features Wide World of Pets

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Annmarie Sculpture Garden and Art Center in Solomons is hosting an exhibit — Fur, Feathers & Fins: Our Faithful Pets through Jan. 29, 2017, in the museum’s newly opened Kay Daugherty Gallery in the Murray Arts Building.

The exhibit explores the wide world of pets, the role these faithful companions play in our lives, and the impact that they have on our health and well-being. With more than 80 pieces the exhibit comprises paintings, drawings, photographs, and sculptures. Admission is free for members; $5 for adults; $4 for military; $3 for youth; free for children 5 and younger. 

Annmarie Garden is also hosting another exhibit, “Games: From Marbles to Minecraft.” The exhibit explores the history of gaming, starting with primitive dice games that were played with small pieces of bones or shell, to early checkers games developed in ancient Greece. For centuries, playing games has been a means of human social interaction. Modern games have evolved into a multi-faceted and predominantly commercial enterprise including board games, role playing, card games, and digital games, to name but a few.

In the exhibit, see an exploration of game history, development, and innovation, from game design, to production, packaging, and marketing. Artists were invited to also consider how the art of games has changed over time and to speculate what the future of gaming might hold. The exhibit will run until Jan. 16, 2017.

Contributing artists for the show include Allen Alejo, Chelsea Anspach, Marilyn Bottjer, Barbara Boward, Rick Clement, Shannon Cramer, Evelyn Davies-Walker, Connie Dillon, Adrienne Dixon, Sherman Finch, Elisabeth Ladwig, Robert Levy, Diana Manchak, Anthony May, Mary Mazziotti, Tricia McLaughlin, Margaret Morrison, Julia Musengo, Matthew Olson, Jen Poteet, Edith Pucci Couchman, J. Luray Schaffner, Jenny Schu, Scott Teplin, Corey Valuck, and Joan Wheeler.

An affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution, Annmarie Garden is located off Route 2-4 on Dowell Road in Solomons. The sculpture garden features a walking path that meanders through the forest past permanent and loaned sculpture, including more than 35 works of art on loan from the Smithsonian and the National Gallery of Art.

Annmarie Garden also presents a variety of special events, gallery shows, and public art programs.

For additional information on both of these exhibits, call 410-326-4640. Annmarie Garden is open 9 am to 5 pm daily.

For more about Annmarie Sculpture Garden and Art Center, visit their Leader member page.

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