ART AT MOUNT AVENTINE OPEN HOUSE, MAY 18
Chapman State Park Open House on May 18, 1-5 p.m. featured an art exhibit by renowned Calvert County nature artist, Carmelo Ciancio. A traditional artist, he has also developed his own technique for using the 19th century scratchboard medium for creating colorful realistic pieces with infinite detail. His work is highly sought after by many fine art collectors. The artist gave a lecture on his work and technique.
Art of a different sort was created at 2:30 by scouts and children who created art from found pieces during their Potomac beach cleanup. Ciancio judged the creations and awarded prizes. The families that participated had great fun.