The Press Room
November.2017 -- Calico Games and Toys Opens in Easton|
Calico Toys and Games was a very successful business in St. Michaels, Maryland until Amazon became the craze, rents edged higher, and many locals forgot we were there. Many of the same locals and many tourists were very unhappy to find CTG had closed when last Christmas rolled around. All of the fun is back now in Easton, Maryland. Calico Toys & Games is now located at Le Hatchery Galleria at 125 Kemp Lane with its own double glass door entry on the Kemp Lane side of the building.
October.2017 -- October Events|
Please come to our Open House and First Saturday Art Fest on Saturday, October 7, 2017 from 10am til 4pm. Great refreshments will be provided.
As usual, we will be showcasing our many artists and artisans who create their wonderful jewelry and one of a kind gift items. Start looking for your Holiday gifts now… maybe you can have something made in time for the holidays.
Our special Open House is to introduce you to two great businesses that now make their home at Le Hatchery Galleria.
The Blue Heron Yarn Company and its full line of yarn and fantastic shawls, scarves, market bags, hats and other designs will tickle your fancy. Come meet Barbara and her son who have run this very successful enterprise for over 30 years. On Saturday, you might see Barbara creating beautiful design pieces on her loom.
As you know, Calico Gallery Fine Custom Framing (from St. Michaels) has made Le Hatchery Galleria its home since January, 2016. The second new business is Calico Toys and Games, which closed its St. Michaels operation around the same time the Custom Framing business moved to Easton. The new home for Calico Toys and Games (CTG) will be in the Le Hatchery Galleria building.
CTG will have many of the same toys and children’s books that it carried in St. Michaels, but it will be more focused on educational toys for all ages, creativity for girls and boys, games and puzzles for all ages. We want you to be able to play and experience the fun, so there will be several play stations set up for that purpose.
CTG is getting new product in every day to get ready for your shopping needs in the Holiday season.
In addition to all of the wonderful art and jewelry from our artists and artisans, Calico Gallery has several new vendors who have one of a kind pottery and wood crafted gift items.
To get ready for the Holidays, we have stocked up our inventory of new potpourris, melts and diffusers from Aromatique, and a huge inventory of candles, melts and wax and oil warmers from A Cheerful Giver. And, don’t forget our new supply of the latest big box Advent Calendars by Byer’s Choice has just arrived.
Don’t be left out. Le Hatchery Galleria is becoming a must do shopping destination.
As always, Calico Gallery at Le Hatchery Galleria provides the highest quality custom framing service at the best price anywhere.
September.2017 -- September Art Fest|
Kids are going back to school, but artists have been working all summer to bring you more goodies on 2nd Saturday September. Come out and see what we have ready for you.
Also remember that Lisa Skebenes will be teaching mosaic art Thursday and Friday evenings, September 8th and 9th from 6:30PM to 9:30PM and Sunday September 11th from noon to 4PM. Read all about it HERE.
July.2017 -- First Saturday Artist Sale|
Come on out and have some fun selling your yard sale items at our "First Saturday" Artists Yard Sale - Saturday, July 1st.
April.2017 -- April Events|
The next Saturday Art Fest will be held on April 1, and that's no fool's errand! Come by and join the fun.
We also will be holding a special "WHILE THE CAT's AWAY" introductory sale on ALL of our new Melissa and Doug toys. Come in and check out our wonderful and fun toys and children's art department and save 25% off on these brand new - just out of the box - toys. In addition, many framed art and gift items will also be at special prices. This sale starts Wednesday, April 5th.
March.2017 -- Shore Icons Mural|
Originally conceived as a “street beautification” project in one of Easton’s Enterprise zones, “Shore Icons Mural” has evolved into a vision for a world-class educational and tourist attraction. At the heart of “Shore Icons Mural” is an expansive mural (13,500 sq. ft.) that will bring to life the often forgotten people, animals, activities and cultural icons that make our life on the Eastern Shore so wonderfully unique. You can see the mural design and learn how to contribute to this project on ShoreIcons.com.
March.2017 -- Pet Photography Contest Results|
The results of the contest were announced on March 4. The People’s Choice Award went to Heidi Wetzel for her photo, “You can’t see me”. The First Place ribbon went to Easton local Dawn Phillips for her photo, “Cotton Trumps Trump”. The Second Place Ribbon went to Barbara Cook of Tilghman Island for her photo: “Foxy” and the Third Place Ribbon went to our Minnesota entrant Rita Vetsch for her photo, “Kasper”. Further details can be found HERE.
March.2017 -- March Events|
Join us on the 4th for our March Art Fest and continuing Mid-Winter Sale -- only at Le Hatchery Galleria.
Beginning March 9, Theresa Schram will present "Beginning Acrylic Painting and Exploration of color"
Thursday evenings 7 to 9 PM, March 9th, 16th, and 23rd
Registration deadline is March 2, 2017
This is an introduction to acrylic painting class. Paint application, brush strokes and techniques will be demonstrated in order to encourage students to develop their own style. Focus on composition and color relationships will be an integral part of this lesson. Students will work from photographs, digital images or their own sketches.
Theresa Schram is a working artist who focuses on oil and acrylic painting and regularly teaches students of all ages at multiple venues across Delmarva. Learn more about Theresa at her website, www.theresaschram,com
Registered students will be emailed a supply list.
Go here to register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/paint-date-tickets-31974975011
February.2017 -- Art Fest|
Join us on the 4th for our February Art Fest and Mid-Winter Sale -- only at Le Hatchery Galleria.
January.2017 -- January Events|
Le Hatchery Galleria is hosting a pet photo contest. This is an opportunity for pet lovers everywhere to show off their pets while demonstrating their photographic skills. Registration is now open with a deadline of February 1, 2017. Your entered photos will be on exhibit at Le Hatchery Galleria February 1 through March 1, 2017, when “People’s Choice” voting will occur. This great event is being put together by our Resident Staff Artists/Photographers: Janet Kerr, Mary Konchar, Cal Jackson and Joe Soares.
Saturday Art Fest
Join us on the 7th for our January art fest -- only at Le Hatchery Galleria.
December.2016 -- December Events|
December will have a lot of fun and excitement starting with Saturday, December 3rd - our “1st Saturday Art Fest”. Wreath-making continues. Santa Paws will be with us on December 3, and there will be red-ribbon specials throughout the gallery.
This holiday season will bring many festive events at Calico Gallery @ Le Hatchery Galleria.
In December we will celebrate the Solstice and wonderful holidays, so throughout the building we will be decorated for Christmas and winter.
December will have a lot of fun and excitement starting with Saturday, December 3rd - our “1st Saturday Art Fest”. This special version of Art Fest will feature many holiday oriented activities. What a way to kick off your Holiday shopping season. Refreshments will be available for your enjoyment.
In addition to the unique holiday gift items our artisans and artists have already made – including a wonderful Christmas potpourri made by our resident artist Rose Doster, we have traditional gift items and children’s art supplies, candles, potpourri, floor, table top easels, and the like.
Join us at Le Hatchery Galleria to make stunning holiday wreaths. Sarah and Laura will guide you in the use of our equipment and in wreath-making techniques. You can bring your own materials or purchase holly berries, pine cones, greens and other decorative items from us. We are able to make wreaths from 12 to 20 inches in diameter. Call ahead (410-822-4854) to find out what days and times our "elves" will be available.
Bring your dog to Le Hatchery Galleria on December 3 to have his or her photo taken with Santa. “Santa Paws” is a non-profit fund raising event hosted by the “Friends of the Easton Dog Park”. Bring your dog(s) in between 9:00 am and 1:00 pm. Plan to come anywhere in that time period. The entrance will be clearly marked “Santa Paws”. Dogs--be the first on your block to see Santa this year.
Click HERE for more.
RED RIBBON SPECIALS
Our resident artists want to help spread Holiday cheer by offering selected original works of art at a special discounted price. Check around the galleries to fine something you like. All pieces wrapped in a RED RIBBON will have a special holiday discounted price through the end of the year. For example, you can get resident artist Carolyn Councell’s “Crab Boat at Bay” (an original watercolor/pastel) for only…sorry, you have to come and check it out for yourself.
Looking towards the future, Le Hatchery Galleria will be hosting a pet photo contest. This is an opportunity for pet lovers everywhere to show off their pets while demonstrating their photographic skills. Advertising for this event will begin in December with a registration deadline of February 1, 2017. Your entered photos will be on exhibit at Le Hatchery Galleria February 1 through March 1, 2017 when “People’s Choice” voting will occur. This great event is being put together by our Resident Staff Artists/Photographers: Janet Kerr, Mary Konchar, Cal Jackson and Joe Soares. Check back for further information.
November.2016 -- November Events|
In November we will celebrate Waterfowl, so our lobby will have framed waterfowl art, legacy duck stamps, decoys, and posters from the past.
November will have a lot of fun and excitement starting with Saturday, November 5th - our “1st Saturday Art Fest”. Check out our resident artists and friends to see what they have made, or can make, for you. What a way to kick off your Holiday shopping season. Don’t worry… we will continue “Art Fest” throughout the winter on every “1st Saturday”. Refreshments will be available for your enjoyment.
Our artisans may have already made a great gift item for the lucky person on your list. Janette Jones’s inventory of colorful “fused glass” jewelry is growing every day. Paul Winters has made some unique fused glass coasters and many other décor items for your home. If it is hand made from glass or metal, it was probably made by Sharon Stockley. It is an easy bet that you will find a wonderful gift made by Sharon - for yourself or a friend. If it is cold glass you prefer, Lisa Skibenes is our resident “mosaic” expert. Lisa has just gotten into “dogs”. Bring in a portrait of your dog, and give Lisa the opportunity to make a lasting mosaic image for you. Speaking of mosaics, Come in and check out Lisa’s mosaic birds, stunning dragon fly, butterfly and many other unique items.
Also, in early November we will be starting our Holiday Wreath project. All wreaths will be made here – by our staff, or by you. As we build up our inventory of wreaths, we will begin projects where you can learn how to make a wreath, or you can come on and make your own wreath. Get into the Holiday spirit by making a beautiful wreath for your front door.
You still have time to get an “enhanced nautical map” before Christmas. We are offering you the opportunity to own an attractive – one of a kind – art enhance NOAA map. You choose what you want painted, and either you or one of our artist will create the images on a pre mounted NOAA map of your choosing. The framing of the map will add the final touch. In addition, we can transfer photo images of your boat or other Chesapeake icons we own onto any NOAA map.
October.2016 -- October Events|
Our "friends" for October are the members of the Tidewater Camera Club and on October 1 we begin the first of our monthly Art Fests. Then on October 8 the "Fishmobile" from the Phillips Environmental Center will be visiting. We also announce that our resident artist, Janette Jones, has just released her new line of fused glass jewelry, only available at Le Hatcher Galleria.
October will have a lot of fun and excitement starting with Saturday, October 1st when we will start our monthly “1st Saturday Art Fest” where you can check out our resident artists and friends to see what they have made, or can make, for you. There will also be “Art Fest” events scheduled on Saturday November 5, and Saturday December 5th. We will continue “Art Fests” throughout the winter on every “1st Saturday”. Refreshments will be available for your enjoyment. View the flyer HERE.
October 27, 28, 29
Pastel is a fascinating medium, with easy techniques quickly learned. Although projects will begin using simple shapes, the workshop will then offer more challenging subject matter geared to the student’s interest. Since the color is mixed on the paper, not on a palette, basic color mixing principles will be important. Alternative grounds will be discussed. Other information includes a buying guide, storing finished work and framing suggestions. Demo, critiques, and handouts will also be offered.
This course will be offered by Dolores Andrews. Learn more about Dolores and view her art at her website:
Dolores Andrews Designs
To reserve your spot call Le Hatchery Galleria at 410-822-4854 or email us at email@example.com
Spaces are limited so hurry!!
Artist Demo- Thursday October 27th 11am-3pm
Classes- Friday and Saturday, October 28th and 29th-9am-12pm, and 1pm-3pm
Cost: $75 for both days
Set of SOFT pastels, 30-36 count
Brands; Rembrandt, Grumbacher, Holbein, Yorks, Nupastel
3-4 sheets of Canson or Strathmore pastel paper
14x20 (1/2 full sheet) light tints or white
Drawing board or sturdy surface to fit sheets, large clip
Note taking materials
Smock or towel for lap
On Saturday October 8th the fantastic “Fishmobile” will be visiting the Le Hatchery Galleria while we host Phillips Wharf Environmental Center. Bring the whole family and have fun. Touch or hold Horseshoe Crabs and Diamondback Terrapins. Learn how an oyster reef is created, what else lives there, how oysters help the Bay. Explore the watershed, learn properties of water, water cycles, river names, and play “Who Polluted the Bay.” Discover distributions, migration, and adaptations of fish. To see how much the children learned, they will be able to sit down and draw a fish, a crab, or whatever they think of. Art supplies will be supplied by Calico Gallery from their large inventory of children’s art supplies that are always available for your purchase.
Calico Gallery is very proud to announce one of our resident artisans, Janette Jones, has just launched her new line of beautiful fused glass jewelry. These individually unique creations are a must gift for yourself or someone you care about. Janette’s creations are exclusively available at Le Hatchery Galleria.
Calico Gallery custom framing will extend it’s 20% discount on their highest quality custom framing through November.
September.2016 -- September Workshop|
Sign up now for some early September Mosaic classes being scheduled at Le Hatchery Galleria. Join local mosaic artist, Lisa Skibenes, and create your own unique piece of mosaic art!
Mosaic, the art of creating images with tessarae, small pieces of stained glass, pebbles, stone, smalti, and marble, etc. have been discovered among the Greeks and Romans as early as the 4th century BC. This ancient art has been taken to new heights by many acclaimed mosaicists.
This class, which meets Thursday and Friday evenings, September 8th and 9th from 6:30PM to 9:30PM and Sunday September 11th from noon to 4 pm at Le Hatchery Galleria will teach you the basics of cutting glass with nippers and a scoring tool, andamento (the flow of your tessarae), color theory, adhesives, grouting, and design. You will be creating a butterfly mosaic that will be suitable for either indoor or outdoor display.
The $200 cost of the class will provide everything you need to complete your mosaic, including your own Leponitt nippers and a set of Skeew picks, allowing you to continue you mosaic journey on your own or at future classes.
Pre-registration and $100 non-refundable deposit is required. Stop into Le Hatchery Galleria or call 914-224-6212 to sign up. Class space is limited so please sign up early!
Native New Yorker Lisa Skibenes uses her affinity for sensuality and visual pleasure to create innovative, tactile art. Painstakingly hand cutting and grinding glass into perfect shapes, Lisa repurposes vintage windows and other substrates into dynamic works of art bursting with color.
August.2016 -- August Events|
Coming up, the “Wednesday Morning Artists” (WMA) will be our “Friends” for the month of August. The WMA is a very diverse group of artists, and artisans that use watercolor, oils, acrylic, photography, glass, metal and weaving material to create their unique one-of-a-kind art. Many of the WMA already display and/or create their art in the many galleries at Calico Gallery at Le Hatchery Galleria. Their art/creations are very reasonably priced. Please come and check out the works of the Wednesday Morning Artists in our “Hatch” Gallery. WMA will also be featured at our August 20 reception.
August will be our month to celebrate the wonderful works done by our resident artisans. Collectively, our “glass”, “metal” and “weaving” artisans will be our “Featured Artists” for the month of August. Check out their wonderful creations in the lobby, and check out their studios in the “Hatch” and “Brooder” galleries.
On Saturday, August 20th Le Hatchery Galleria will put on an “Indoor/Outdoor Artisan and Craft Festival” from 10am until 5pm on our parking lot. In addition to the works from our resident artisans, we will have lots of fun craft vendors from around the area. Ahh…the smell of pit beef and kettle corn in the air, and an opportunity to do a little early holiday shopping – what more could you want. We will have plenty of off street parking available on the adjacent properties. Get the details HERE
Check out the wall mural created by our first “Summer Art Camp” when you come to our “Indoor/Outdoor Artisan and Craft Festival” on Saturday August 20th.
What do your kids do if it rains when on vacation? What about arts and crafts? Come check out our wonderful selection of kid’s art supplies and craft items. You will find many hours of creative fun for your kids – rain or shine.
Find out more HERE.
A couple of Artisan studio work spaces are still available in the “Brooder Gallery”. These spaces are calling for your creativity. Contact Brad for additional information.
For August and September check our Facebook page for dates of other classes that are being planned.
Calico Gallery custom framing will extend it’s 20% discount on their highest quality custom framing through August. Based on many requests, we are offering you the opportunity to own an attractive – one of a kind – art enhance NOAA map. You choose what you want painted, and either you or one of our artist will create the images on a pre mounted map. The framing of the map will add the final touch. In addition, we can transfer photo images of your boat or other Chesapeake icons we own onto any NOAA map. As always, Calico Gallery at Le Hatchery Galleria provides the highest quality custom framing service at the best price anywhere.
July.2016 -- July Events|
The Galleria will be offering many fun-filled activities during July.
Our 2016 Summer Art Camp for kids will run 5-6 weeks, 2 days per week for 3 hours each day (12-3pm). The cost will be approximately, but not more than, $25.00 per week. Art supplies will be provided by Calico Gallery. The camp will take place in our new demonstration and training room in the “Brooder” Gallery every Tuesday and Thursday 12-3 pm each week in July. Lisa Skibenes will guide the kids through the process of creating their target project of a mosaic (like the yellow bird) and acrylic mural painted on the parking lot side of the Le Hatchery Galleria building. Each child will sign their piece of the project right on the wall. Heidi Wetzel will help each student to create a woven sculpture of something they can take home and use. In addition, several other resident artists will demonstrate various art media.
The children are having a great time. Don't miss out! Click HERE for more.
In July, our "Friends" will be the Friday Morning Artists (FMA). The FMA is a very diverse group of artists and artisans that use water color, oils, acrylic, photography, glass and metal to create their unique one-of-a-kind art. Many of the FMA already display and/or create their art in the many galleries at Calico Gallery at Le Hatchery Galleria. Their art is very reasonably priced. Please come and check out the works of the Friday Morning Artists in July. You are also invited to their reception, to be held July 8 from 4 to 7 pm.
David Murphy will be our “Featured Artist” for July and will have a display of his colorful and FUN art in the main Lobby. Dave also displays his art in the “Roost” Gallery at Le Hatchery Galleria.
Also in July, we are planning to have a mid-summer arts festival. Lots of art and jewelry – old and new - will be for sale. Stay tuned for more information to follow.
Also, we are very fortunate to have made a commitment with water color artist Keith Whitelock to teach a series of Water Color classes. For current information on Keith, and other happenings at Le Hatchery Galleria, please check out our Facebook page.
Calico Gallery custom framing will extend it’s 20% discount on their highest quality custom framing through July, and will be offering a new product. Based on many requests, we will be offering you the opportunity to own an attractive – one of a kind – art enhanced NOAA map. You choose what you want painted, and either you or one of our artists will create the images on a pre-mounted map. The framing of the map will add the final touch.
June.2016 -- June Events|
Le Hatchery Galleria will be brimming with activity in June.
May2016 -- May Events|
A special Memorial Day reception will be held May 28 from noon to 4pm.
In May, our “Friends of Calico Gallery at Le Hatchery Galleria” will be the “West River Artist” group. Their colorful realistic and - in some cases - abstract art will delight your eyes and souls. The West River Artists works are displayed in the “Hatch” Gallery and the Lobby. We are fortunate to have our friends again for the month of June.
April.2016 -- April Events|
Our "Grand Opening" will take place on April 1, 2016! Join us for a grand time from 3-8pm.
February.2016 -- February Events|
For Valentine's Day, the Hatch will feature "The Love of Art" with an open house on February 13 from 1 to 4pm. Free refreshments will be provided. Come on down and bring your love one for a special treat.
Dec.4.2015 -- St. Michaels Art League|
"Friends of Le Hatchery Galleria" for December is the St. Michaels Art League. They will be exhibiting in the "Hatch". The reception for this show is December 4 from 5-7pm. They will exhibit through the entire month. Take advantage of this opportunity to see the wonderful work produced by artists of the Eastern Shore.
St. Michael's Art League
10.1.2015 -- About Friday Morning Artists|
Friday Morning Artists is an eclectic group of artists mainly from Talbot, Dorchester, and Queen Anne Counties. They meet at 8 A.M. each Friday at Denny’s on RT 50 in Easton to collaborate, discuss art, and to socialize with likeminded art aficionados.
10.1.2015 -- Open House Announced|
Calico Gallery of St. Michaels Custom Framing is pleased to announce its move to Le Hatchery Galleria, located at 125 Kemp Lane, Easton. To celebrate its new location, the public is invited to an OPEN HOUSE, SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 14 FROM 10am to 6pm.