CATONSVILLE, MD -- Photographer Betty Caldwell and artist Carol Schimpff, who are Charlestown's Artists of the Month, have collaborated for a special "Moments of Wonder" exhibit in March that is free and open to the public in the community's Gallery.
Caldwell's meditative photography has been featured in many juried exhibits, as has Schimpff's intricate watercolors.
-- Caldwell, as a high school student, backpacked in the Three Sisters Wilderness in Oregon. This is when she first experienced the deep sense of connection that emerged when she engaged with the natural world and began her practice of photography.
Her work is currently on display in the "My Maryland" exhibition in the Loew House of Delegates in Annapolis, MD. She is a recipient of the People's Choice Award for Howard County Conservancy Art of Stewardship show. Her photography has been shown in exhibitions at the Chesapeake Bay Foundation and the University of Maryland, and it has been published in Columbia Magazine.
-- Schimpff always had an interest in the visual arts. A former architect and a docent for the Walters Art Museum, she started doing watercolors three decades ago. One of her paintings was juried into the prestigious Baltimore Watercolor Society's Mid-Atlantic exhibit. She has exhibited her art throughout the state
Schimpff's creative inspiration is nurtured by her exploration of the Canaan Valley of West Virginia. Her paintings are based on visual images she has seen of vistas from mountain tops, of trees and forest, and of ever-changing skies.
The Gallery at Charlestown is located on the second floor of Charlestown Square, 719 Maiden Choice Lane.
About Charlestown: Charlestown, one of 19 continuing care retirement communities managed by Erickson Living®, is situated on a scenic 110-acre campus in Catonsville, Maryland. The community is located in Baltimore County and is home to more than 2,000 residents. Additional information about Charlestown can be found at CharlestownCommunity.com.