(BALTIMORE - November 22, 2010) - The Herbert Bearman Community Art Gallery at the Frederick Douglass-Isaac Myers Maritime Park and Museum announces the opening of “Casting Shadows” by Artist, Mark W. Eisendrath from November 18 – December 31, 2010.
Mark Eisendrath will open with his new works, “Casting Shadows” a testament to his ability to engage rare wood and sculpture in an extraordinary display of strength and sensitivity. “Casting Shadows” focuses on the delicate laces of shadows cast from the simplistic mounting which incorporates the lighting of this extraordinary work.
Mark has been a working artist with 15 years of uninterrupted success in design, exhibitions, large-scale installations, commissioned work and fine art event management. He has worked as an advanced instructor with terms at the Rhode Island School for the Deaf, Rhode Island School of Design and the Corcoran College of Art and Design in Washington DC.
Mr. Eisendrath has built a personal brand in the Baltimore and Washington DC fine art markets through solo and group exhibitions, professional instruction and media engagements. Eisendrath, was a winner of the Jury Prize, Baltimore Office of Promotion and the Arts, and the Jury Prize in Sculpture from the Towson Arts Collective. Mr. Eisendrath’s body of works has been on exhibit throughout the United States and abroad.
- Artist in Residence, Rhode Island School for the Deaf (’96-’98)
- Sponsored Artist in Residence, Paris France (’99-’00)
- Instructor, Johns Hopkins University Odyssey Program (’01-’03)
- Adjunct Faculty, Corcoran College of Art and Design (’02-’03)
- Adjunct Faculty, George Mason University (’04-’05)
- Planned, promoted and launched over 25 combined solo and group shows (1996-present)
· Managed all aspects of pricing, sales and customer interaction at individual exhibitions
· Worked in teams of artists to plan complex group shows
· Fabricated and installed permanent works for commercial spaces
· Featured, repeat guest on Baltimore Public Radio (WYPR)
· Reviewed by the Baltimore Sun, Washington Post, The Detroit Observer and WETA Public Television
The Herbert Bearman Community Art Gallery is committed to local artists and provides an extraordinary backdrop for many prolific Baltimore area artists. Located in the Frederick Douglass-Isaac Myers Maritime Park and Museum, the Herbert Bearman Community Art Gallery provides the public the opportunity to experience the very best of Baltimore’s artistic community.
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