From Sept. 20 until Oct. 20, I will be the featured artist at the Piccola Roma Restaurant on Main Street in Annapolis. I thank owner, Marc Lucas, and David Diaz, president of the board of the Maryland Federation of Art, for this opportunity. An opening reception will be held at the restaurant from 5:30-6:30pm on Sept. 24. The invitation is open to all. Please join us.
Meet the Artist Reception, September 24th, at 5:30pm in Ristorante Piccola Roma
Plus enjoy a unique cocktail inspired by Scott and crafted by owner, Marc Lucas.
About the Artist:
Wil Scott, our artist of the month, is the Head of Adult Programs at the National Gallery. With five staff lecturers and 125 volunteer docents, this department is responsible for the vast majority of gallery tours and auditorium lectures offered to the general public. The department is also responsible for orienting over 4 million visitors each year with the help of two paid staff and almost 200 art information volunteers. In his 29 years on the staff of the Gallery, Dr. Scott has lectured extensively, written exhibition catalogue entries, brochures, wall texts, and recorded tour scripts, and appeared in educational videos. From 1989 until 2003, he was the coordinator of the adult docents; recruiting, selecting, training and evaluating all in collaboration with other staff members.
Before beginning his career at the National Gallery, Dr. Scott received his doctorate in American Art at the University of Delaware and held a Pre-doctoral Fellowship at the Smithsonian Institution. In 2001 he was an Ailsa Mellon Bruce Curatorial Fellow at the National Gallery, researching a paper on the avant-garde theatre in America during the early twentieth-century.
When not working at the Gallery, he serves on the Planning Commission of the City of Annapolis (29 years), serves on the boards of the Mitchell Gallery at St. John’s College, the Maryland Federation of Art, and the Anne Arundel County Arts Council, rides his bike, and takes photographs of the Chesapeake Bay and beyond. His photographs are frequently exhibited in juried exhibitions in and around Annapolis and as far afield as Los Angles, Portland, OR, Switzerland, and Burlington, Vermont.
Cocktails from 5:30 – 6:30 pm, with a signature drink created by Marc Lucas (the restaurant’s owner), inspired by Wil’s art, which is a unique and special offering! During this time, complimentary hors d’oeuvres will be provided.
6:30 – 8:30 pm: Attendees are invited to stay and enticed to have dinner.