Enjoy the art of the hops while enjoying our art on the walls! New member Will Hemsley's art graces the labels of these fine brews. Meet Will and go home with an art print from one of the labels.
Enjoy some “liquid art”, compliments of the Roy Pitz Brewing Company, at South Street Art Gallery’s while meeting the gallery’s newest artist, Will Hemsley. From bronze sculpture to oil paintings to paintings designed for labels for a craft brewery in Chambersburg, Pa, Will shows a depth and breadth in his art unusual in one so young. He received his BFA from St, Mary’s College of Maryland in 2005 and has quickly built a career in fine arts. His oil paintings of life on the Chesapeake Bay are popular among collectors and his sculptures are featured prominently in the lobbies of numerous businesses and institutions across Maryland and beyond. A recent commission was his sculpture “Fallen Star” dedicated to the fallen soldiers of the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, in memory of Major General Harry Green and installed at the Aberdeen Proving Grounds. Another commission was a bronze sculpture of a cowboy giving a drink to his thirsty horse out of his Stetson and was commissioned by a member of the Stetson family commissioned by a member of the Stetson family to officially commemorate the 150th Anniversary of Stetson hat company.
Meet Will during Gallery Walk November 6 from 5-8 Pm and sample several craft beers which boast Hemsley originals on their labels. Free prints will be available for Will to sign. While sipping the Roy Pitz fine brews, take a stroll around the gallery to admire Will’s work and that of other fine artists of South Street.
In addition to his art career, Will is also the captain of a charter fishing boat on the Chesapeake Bay. Much of his artistic inspiration is derived from his experience growing up and working on the water. Currently he is working on some larger work for the gallery, which specializes in super-size paintings and commissions.
South Street Art Gallery is open Saturdays 10-6 PM, by appointment or by chance. Recently, the website was updated to include everything that is currently in the gallery. Visit www.southstreetartgallery.com to preview our collection or call 410-770-8350 or 703-850-45717 for an appointment.