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First Saturday: Fire in Ice and Open Studios

There has been so much going on at Hempel Studios, that it's almost impossible to catch you up. But, here is a start: if you are local, come to First Saturday Downtown Frederick THIS WEEKEND!

My studio is a part of the Griffin Art Center, which is the place for the arts in Frederick. It's the only studio cooperative in town and it's my studio home. I choose to be there, even though I have a huge space I can work in at my house because of the wonderful community of artists. And, it just feels like my creative home.

This weekend's events are too many to list, but I will start with the North Market events. The Griffin is hosting Open Studios. I will be open from 5:00pm-9:00pm.

The NOMA Gallery, which is the gallery that faces Market Street under the Griffin's roof will have an exhibit opening at 5pm until 8pm.

505 NORTH Gallery and Studio is hosting Griffin Artists for a show entitled Upstairs/Downstairs. I will have several pieces there. The opening will begin at 5pm and go until 8pm.

The rest of downtown will be filled with ice sculptures and fire dancers. There will be a shuttle that runs throughout downtown. There is a stop right across the street from the NOMA Gallery. No excuses!