Arts and culture

Illustrator returns to Shore for Black History Month exhibit

Jan 29, 2015
UMES Office of Public Relations

PRINCESS ANNE, Md. -- Bryan Collier, an award-winning illustrator and writer, brings his unique style of watercolor and collage to the University of Maryland Eastern Shore for a Black History Month exhibit. 

Collier will be on hand for a meet-the-artist opening reception, Thursday, Feb. 12, from 4-6 p.m. in the university’s Mosely Gallery.  The exhibit, which is free and open to the public, will remain on display through March 12.

PBS series on Civil War to film in central Virginia locales

Jan 23, 2015

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A PBS Civil War series will begin filming in the Richmond and Petersburg areas this spring.

Gov. Terry McAuliffe on Friday announced the filming locales for the six-episode series to premiere in the winter of 2016. One of the executive producers is Ridley Scott, who has a string of Hollywood blockbusters to his credit.

UMES Drama Society presents fall play

Oct 27, 2014
UMES Office of Public Relations

PRINCESS ANNE, Md. --The University of Maryland Eastern Shore’s Drama Society presents “A Raisin in the Sun” Oct. 30- Nov. 1 at 7:30 p.m. in the Ella Fitzgerald Center for the Performing Arts.

The production is an adaptation of the 1959 Broadway play by Lorraine Hansberry and is directed by Dr. Della Dameron-Johnson, faculty emeritus who has served as director of UMES’ Drama Society for 38 years.

The plays’ name was adopted from Langston Hughes’ poem “Harlem” that explores what happens when dreams are not pursued or fulfilled. 

Creator of “The Crow” visits UMES’ Mosely Gallery

Oct 3, 2014
UMES Office of Public Relations


James O’Barr, the graphic artist best known for his creation of the comic book series and subsequent movie, “The Crow,” will be on hand at a film screening and reception for an exhibit of his work at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore’s Mosely Gallery.

Exhibit on Downton Abbey costumes a big draw

Aug 1, 2014

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Delaware's Winterthur Museum is drawing big crowds with its 'Costumes of Downton Abbey' exhibit.

The News Journal of Wilmington reports that the show had its 100,000th visitor on Tuesday.

The museum's annual visitation usually is between 100,000 and 110,000. If ticket sales continue, the exhibit could attract double the number of the museum's annual visitors.

David Roselle, the museum's director, says the show is in the fifth month of its 10-month tenure. He says visitors have come from all over the country.