MSG presents “Alterculture”
MSG presents “Alterculture” for its March/April exhibit
Alternative, anti-establishment and definitely not mainstream…these words define alterculture
which is the title of Main Street Gallery’s latest show. They also apply aptly to featured artist
Mary Ann Schindler’s bold, contemporary work. Joining her fellow MSG artists, Schindler, who
lives and works in Easton, is showing paintings and mixed media sculptures that exude an edgy,
often other-worldly vibe. Drawing from a mix of materials as varied and diverse as acrylic paint,
polyurethane, dispersion paint, gesso, screen and other repurposed materials, Schindler
creates thoughtful and thought-provoking works that engage and challenge the viewer with their
unique, and unexpected visions.
Schindler has been drawn to the creative process, she says, since childhood and fondly recalls
making art as far back as grammar school. After college she turned to commercial art and after
working for a number of years as an illustrator and art director she eventually opened her own
business in the Washington, DC area. Since moving to the Eastern Shore in 1999 she has
vigorously pursued her art on a full time basis and has continued studying through experimental
workshops and artists’ retreats.
“Alterculture” will open on Friday March 2 and run through April 30. The gallery’s hours are
Fridays through Mondays, 11-4pm. There will be two artists’ receptions on second Saturdays
March 10 and April 14 from 5-8 pm at the gallery at 518 Poplar St. in Cambridge. Light
refreshments will be served and all are welcome. For more information see our website at:
mainstgallery.org or call the gallery at 410-330-4659.