Wimsey Cove to Feature Art of Southern Middle Schooler Emilee Williams
Emilee Williams, a student at Southern Middle School, will be the featured artist at Wimsey Cove Maps & Art in West Annapolis. The solo exhibition, “It’s amazing what you can do with a pencil,” runs from April 6 through May 31. The gallery is open 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. on Sundays.
Williams, born in Guatemala, began drawing at a young age. She drew inspiration in everthing from objects in her father’s office to things outside her window. Growing up near the Chesapeake Bay and learning in school about different media has inspired her to work with other materials, including paper and clay.
Williams’ work is often triggered by a memory that inspires an artistic response. She has had her worked exhibited at the Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, the Captain Avery House Museum in Shady Side, the South County Branch of the Anne Arundel County Library, Barnes & Noble, the Meyerhoff Smphony Hall in Baltimore and the Annapolis Mall.
“I am lucky to have had a lot of artistic neighbors and family who inspired and encouraged me,” she said.
Her drawings are determined by the medium that she feels best lends itself to the scene. She likes to use watercolor to retain the transparency of the sky and water. To paint earth and objects, she finds that the opaque quality of soft pastels gives a feeling of solidity. She often uses them together as a mixed medium when painting her Visions of the Bay.
Wimsey Cove Maps & Art is pleased to exhibit work by new and young local artists as well as artists associated with the Annapolis Arts Alliance and Muddy Creek Artists Guild. In addition, the store features historic maps of Annapolis and its early developments including West Annapolis, Woodland Beach and North Beach.
Wimsey Cover owner Elizabeth Ramirez said that she is”trying to create a store where the community can find local art and maps and histories of nearby communities.”
For more information, visit Wimsey Cove in West Annapolis (103 Annapolis Street), Edgewater (3141 Solomon’s Island Road) or online: www.marylandframing.com