Pen and ink artist Stan Gilmore to exhibit at Off Track Art

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Pen and ink artist Stan Gilmore to exhibit at Off Track Art


October 25, 2012 By Kevin E. Dayhoff kevindayhoff@gmail.com


Off Track Art, an artists’ cooperative in downtown Westminster, will host an opening reception for local pen and ink artist Stanley F. Gilmore, Jr. on Friday, Nov.2.


Gilmore specializes in pen and ink drawings of various buildings and structures found in and around Carroll County. He enjoys this medium as it suits the character and structure of many historic buildings.


The drawings are all limited and numbered edition prints with each subject not just rendered in ink, but many are hand colored with watercolors as well. A few different subjects other than Carroll County scenes will be on exhibit and for sale as well.


In addition, Gilmore has also illustrated two children’s books for Old Line Publishing, found at Old Line Publishing.com, Amazon.com, and Barnes & Noble.com.


One book is “The Little Match Girl,” by Hans Christian Anderson, and the other is “The Birth of Christ,” as found in the gospel of Luke. These two books will be available for purchase and signing at the opening of his art show on November 2, 2012.


Gilmore is now a retired art teacher who taught elementary, middle school, and high school art for 38 years in various schools in the county.


He is presently teaching art at the Carroll Lutheran School K - 8, one day a week, and varied drawing classes in the evenings at the Carroll Community College in their Continuing Education Program.


He is a graduate of The Maryland Institute College of Art with a BFA in Art Education, 1970, and Towson University with a MS degree in Instructional Technology, 2000.


“Off Track Art” is an artists’ collective and gallery located in the historic Liberty Building at 11 Liberty Street – next to the railroad tracks, off of the Sentinel parking lot at the corner of West Main St and MD 27-Liberty St - in downtown Westminster, Maryland.


For almost 4-years, the ten partners in the coop have been dedicated to advancing the arts in Westminster as well as the careers, ideas, and artistic visions of its members.


The coop partners include, Kevin Dayhoff, Gail Elwell, Linda Van Hart, Judy Goodyear, Charlotte Laslo, Amanda Beck Mauck, Joyce Schaum, Carolyn Seabolt, Robert Waddell, and Gordon Wickes.


After discussions and organizational meetings in December 2008, Off Track opened its doors in January 2009 and had its grand opening on Feb. 13th, 2009.


Off Track Art’s hours are: Wednesday through Friday, 12 – 6 p.m. and Saturdays 10 a.m to 5 p.m.


The opening reception for Gilmore is scheduled for November 2, 2012, 5:30 to 7:30 pm. For more information go to: www.offtrackart.com


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