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Activities planned for Second Friday Art Stroll

10/10/13 | By Sheila R. Cherry, Associate Editor

BERLIN—The Berlin Coffee House will host an opening party for its month-long exhibit “The Birds” during the Oct. 11 Second Friday Art Stroll, from 5-8 p.m.

The exhibit will include a group of 16 artists showing birds of all kinds in all types of media, including photography, painting, drawing and fiber. The artists are Marc Emond, Matt Dove, Adam Weir, Stephanie Karns, Jason Frank, Jaime Delzel and Mark Huey, all from Ocean City; Natalee DeHart, Ami Reist, Nina Tomaselli and Patti Backer, from Berlin; Jennifer Drake, from Delaware; Kathy Hayes, of New York; and Christopher Reynolds, Kevin Herdeman and Jodi Hoover, from Baltimore. 

Businesses along downtown Main Street will have music, food and artists, just as the town prepares to begin its upcoming holiday seasons, with the Berlin Christmas Parade slated for Dec. 5.

Baked Desserts Café & Gallery: Singer Sophia Tomaselli will perform. Works by artists Matt Dove and Stephanie Karn will be in the gallery. Dove works in acrylic, spray paint , polyurethane and paint pen on panel and will show his series highlighting some of the predatory birds native to the Eastern Shore of Maryland. Karn works in acrylic and spray paint on paper and s her pieces with original tongue and groove yellow pine flooring from Berlin’s Raines Reef Restaurant.

Bruder Hill: Featured will be an exhibit by Kimberly Tucker Photography. Definitely worth leaving the main thoroughfare to stop by to see.

Bungalow Love: Artist, photographer and writer Alex Ottenstein will raffle off an original poster of Bob Marley to benefit Pink Ribbon Pin Ups.

The Church Mouse: The Church Mouse will sell Berlin Main Street canvas bags, as a fundraiser for the town’s Victorian Christmas decoration. In addition, all store proceeds from Friday’s sales will go towards the breast cancer patient support organization Women Supporting Women.

The Globe: An opening reception for Favorite Local Artist winners Robert & Diane Heron will be from 5-8 p.m. Their prize was a solo show in the Balcony Art Gallery & Lounge, where their exhibitVenice and more....” will feature photography, paintings and digital art.

Robert Heron will be signing his book "Artful Deception." For more information, visit

Harmony Wellness Spa: Artist Sheryl Sallow will be at the spa giving a demo of her mixed media creations. She will also exhibit artwork that will be available for sale.

JJ Fish Studio & Fine Crafts Gallery: This gallery will feature the pottery works of Robert Johnson and Sarah Halcott, of Amused Studios in Salisbury, beginning at 5 p.m. The pottery is crafted to be functional, dishwasher and microwave safe as well as beautiful.

OMH Oh My Hair: "The Art of Curling Hair" will showcase different types of curling irons that are available and the different curls users can achieve, such as zig zags and ribbon curls. Visitors can stop by and get their hair curled or just watch. The irons will also be for sale in the salon.

The Nest: The Nest will host an exhibit by oil painting and watercolor artist Niv Kitzig.

Refresh Media: Refresh will host an exhibit of the work of its intern and artist Erik White, who is an apprentice of Henry Fine Art’s Patrick Henry. DJ Adub, will provide electronic funk music.

Victorian Charm: Salisbury native and Salisbury University-trained artist Jim Blankenship will show his lamp worked borosilicate glass (Pyrex) creations. His collection will include, pendants, earrings and assorted other jewelry, and drink stirrers and wine stoppers.

Worcester County Arts Council:  Works by local “pulp artist” Kenny Bliss will be featured in the gallery throughout October. Stop by for a “Meet the Artist” reception from 5-8 p.m. Bliss uses diverse medias such as painting with pulp, sculpting clay and carving masterful pumpkins to invent unique handmade stationary and paintings. A pumpkin hand carved by Bliss will be auctioned off on to benefit various programs of the Arts Council.

Zenna Wellness: The work of painter Logan Wiley will be on display.

Independent Artists: Eric Budd will bring his decoys and taxidermy from Facebook to Main Street; Kaitlin Sowa will display her butterfly taxidermy, offering nature in suspended animation; Kelly Brown will show and sell her paintings; and John Colley will exhibit his “fairy” houses built from natural elements and offer visitors a chance to build their own “fairy” houses.

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