By Josh Davis, Associate Editor
(Oct. 11, 2018) Highlighting the monthly 2nd Friday art stroll this week is a new Berlin-themed exhibition featuring three diverse artists: painter Jim Adcock, photographer Don Lehman and graphic designer Pete Mueller.
A reception for “Berlinx3” is scheduled from 6-8 p.m. at the Globe on 12 Broad Street.
Adcock organized the exhibition.
“I wanted three mediums [for the show]. I wanted photography, I wanted my paintings, and I wanted Pete’s beautiful graphics and Art Deco posters, which are so fantastic,” he said. “Those three things give it a nice variety and they take the pressure off of me, because I don’t have to fill up the whole damned space!”
Adcock, originally from Baltimore, is a painter, designer and cartoonist for publications including the Bayside Gazette. He has a bachelor of fine arts degree from the Maryland Institute of Fine Arts in Baltimore and formerly taught art in Baltimore County Schools.
He has keeps a studio in Ocean Pines and has displayed work at the Ocean City Center for the Arts and Worcester County Arts Council, as well as in galleries in Ruxton and in Fell’s Point in Maryland.
Adcock plans to display his paintings of Berlin.
“A few of them are older and some of them are newer,” Adcock said. “But, they’re all Berlin-themed images.”
He will also sell prints and notecards during the show.
Lehman, an Ocean Pines resident, has worked as a fine artist, teacher and commercial photographer. He began hosting photography workshops for the Maryland State Arts Council during the 1990s and taught photography at Worcester Preparatory School for 18 years, starting in 1998.
He has exhibited work at the Washington County Museum of Fine Art and participated in group shows in Baltimore. Lehman also has a national, traveling exhibit of paintings and photographs called “8 x10.”
“First, I want to say that I am happy to show my work with Jim Adcock and Pete Mueller,” Lehman said. “Our work is quite different, so it will be a show with diverse ideas.
“I started showing photographs back in the 1980s and this is the first time I have decided to show work in color,” he continued. “Since it was decided that all the work in this show will be about Berlin, I decided to make photographs of Berlin late at night when the streets and sidewalks are vacated.”
Lehman said he became interested “in the colors created by various light sources, and the way the dark sky and light fall-off effects the compositions.”
“This was a very experimental exercise for me, so I’m crossing my fingers and hoping others find it interesting!” he said.
Mueller, also known as Pedro Mule, is a self-taught artist with 25 years of experience. His work can be seen in local music venues and restaurants throughout the area.
According to an exhibition statement, Mueller will display “A nostalgic interpretation of designs for local stores I remember as a kid. Some still stand, some have moved on.”
For more information, search “Berlinx3 Exhibit Opening” on Facebook.
Berlin’s 2nd Friday festivities feature more than a dozen art displays in shops throughout the downtown area, along with sales and specials in restaurants from 5-8 p.m.
For more information on the Berlin Arts and Entertainment Committee, visit www.artsinberlin.org.