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New works by local artists Jannon Baer & Sharon Benoit
April 6, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Waking Dreams by Jannon Baer and True to Life by Sharon Benoit
Inspire both the left and right sides of your brain with this explosive art exhibit by two equally brilliant but very different painters. Jannon’s abstracts spark sheer delight in the imagination, while Sharon’s detailed idylls evoke memories of quiet bliss.
Works from these local artists will be on display at Inn Boonsboro, open to the public on April 6th from 1-3. Come meet the artists and enjoy the beauty of their craft against the spectacular backdrop of the Inn.
Jannon is a visual artist with a passion for dance. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Painting from Shepherd University. As a freelance painter, Jannon has displayed artwork in Baltimore and Western Maryland. Recent exhibitions have included the Himmelfarb Gallery at Maryland University for Integrative Health (formerly Tai Sophia) of Laurel, Sunlight Natural Health of Timonium, Expanding Heart Center Gallery of Frederick, Regenerate Float Center of Hagerstown, and Washington County Arts Council Gallery. Jannon enjoys combining meditative practices with dance as an offering for healing and to embrace rich traditions of cultural art forms. Jannon is a member of Hagerstown Artists Group, a local art organization which works to connect local artists to share ideas and positively impact the community through the arts. Jannon has been an in-home companion for the elderly for the past year. Within the past year, she has teamed up with local drum facilitators from Frederick to offer dance movement for residents in local assisted living centers.
Sharon Benoit has migrated up the coast from the lower Eastern Shore, through her study at the Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts in the Smoky Mountains, to Frederick Community College, and has landed in Knoxville MD with her family, in easy reach of the Potomac. Her passion is watercolors, but she has also studied commercial illustration, acrylics, wearable art, 2&3 dimensional stitchery, weaving, batik, tie-dy, cast & applique jewelry, polymer clay and stoneware pottery. Her detailed watercolors have won top awards at the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, the Great Frederick Fair, and the Salisbury Institute for Art, and she has exhibited at a dozen local venues. She tells us that she describes her work simply as ‘realism’. Being outdoors in farm country, or walking by her beloved Potomac River, or enjoying the beaches of her youth, is where she finds her inspiration.