Saturday, May 6, 2006

My show with Murray

Captured Elements & Moments

A jewelry and photography show by Mary A. McCunn and Murray Schrotenboer
Opening reception w/refreshments Aug 19, 2006
Show runs for 6 weeks starting Aug 14 - Sep 23, 2006
Hours: M-Th 10-6 & S-S 10-8
Arts at Canal Place

New Jewelry by Mary A. McCunn

Twigs, pods, insects, webs and things caught in webs, trees, and eddies in the rivers are explored. Some recycled products were used to gain texture, as well as to literally be included in the sculptural jewelry pieces. My work will have an antiqued appearance. The work will be primarily wearable jewelry such as earrings, necklaces, rings and more made of silver, brass & copper, yet with a more primitive appearance as opposed to polished. The work is abstract in nature and my take on what you would find weathered or textured by our environment.

Photography by Murray Schrotenboer
Aside from his interests and talents in stained glass, Murray has been a semi professional photographer since college in the early 70's. His specialty has been nature, but he is open to anything that looks interesting. To combine his interests, Murray will feature photography and will combine a number of pieces, housing them in a frame of stained glass.
You can learn more about Murray and his stained glass work by visiting his website at

Monday, May 1, 2006

Deep Creek Lake earring classes now offered...

Earring 101 at Deep Creek Lake
Two dates available!!!
Saturday September 9, 2006 9-5pm day class
Sunday September 10, 2006 9-5pm day class
*Join our mailing list to be notified of future classes or send an email to be included on our list in the event of a cancellation!

Instructor: Mary A. McCunn
Level: Beginner Child 16+ to Adults
Class size: Limit 8*Length: 9-5 pm "day class"
Tuition: $55
Materials: $20 per person
Total cost: $75
Date & Time: Saturday, September 9, 2006
Date & Time: Sunday, September 10, 2006
Registration deadline: August 9, 2006
* (minimum 12 participants required between both days)

Deep Creek Lake Discovery Center in Deep Creek Lake State Park
898 State Park Road Swanton, MD 21502 (301) 387-7067

Class Description:
This fun day class provides instruction in the fundamental techniques needed to create sterling silver metal jewelry. You will complete at least one pair of sterling silver earrings while you learn how to cut, saw, bend, form, hammer, file, sand, and finish sterling silver. No experience is necessary for this class. Depending on pace and if time allows, additional earrings will be added and all will range in worth of $50-75. A basic list of tools & supplies will be provided so the participants can further pursue jewelry as a hobby or more professionally.


Complete the registration form below and return it with your registration & materials class fee of $75 (payable to the Garrett County Arts Council) preferably via check. If you want to ensure your spot in the class, register early since space is limited and on a first-come first-serve basis! This is a never before offered class in Garrett County and we expect this class to fill up quickly! Please remember that as a general rule, we reserve the right to cancel a workshop due to insufficient enrollments (fees will be returned in full). Class fees due to cancellations on your part 14 days prior to the class are NOT REFUNDED for any reason!

Please call (301) 777-8199 with questions or to check availability or e-mail Mary at for specifics pertaining to the class. You may also contact the Garrett County Arts Council to register or check availability at 301-334-6580 or

Registration Information Form
Enrollment deadline: August 9, 2006
Name:______________________________ ____________________________________ Address:____________________________ ____________________________________ ____________________________________ Phone:______________________________ Email:_______________________________ Workshop____Earring 101_____________ Total Fee Enclosed:_____$75_____________

Please bring or mail registration form and enrollment fee to:
Garrett County Arts Council
206 East Alder StreetOakland, MD 21550(301) 334-6580

Materials & Tools - Earring 101 class
The materials fee covers:
sterling silver (s.s.) sheet
s.s. round wire
s.s. earwires
various beads
additional tools & supplies will be provided for USE during the class

We also recommend that you bring the following items:

  • hair accessory (pony tail holder, hat or bandana, etc.)
  • sketch book & pencil
  • zip lock baggie, craft box or your own favorite beads & container
  • You may want to consider bringing an apron made of cotton to protect yourself or your clothing.
  • brown bag lunch & drink or lunch money
    1 hour break for lunch - pack a lunch and eat by the lake or venture to a local deli
Because we pride ourselves in your safety and want to make sure we have a fun time without accidents, there are a few safety tips we would like to pass on to make sure you are prepared.
Because long hair and loose jewelry items can get caught in some machinery, you should bring a pony tail holder or hat to pull back your hair at certain times. Loose jewelry (chain bracelets & long necklaces) as well as loose ties on shirts and scarves can get caught in machinery. If you wear them, you should remove them during class. Eyewear will also be provided.
You will be provided with a mailing before the class of pertinent information.