John Schaffner with his sculpture
Industrial Design alumnus John Schaffner (CCAD 1960) and Advertising & Graphic Design alumna J. Luray Schaffner (CCAD 1962) are both exhibiting work at the Annmarie Sculpture Garden and Arts Center in Solomons, Maryland.
John's wood sculpture Spiney Sea Creature is on display for a year in the mezzanine of the sculpture garden and J. Luray's painting Vanishing Sea Grass Meadows is in the juried exhibition Treasured: Honoring Precious and Vanishing Worlds, which is on display until Aug. 26, 2012.
Treasured reveals the beauty and vulnerability of the endangered and the threatened. From disappearing plant and animal species, to vanishing languages and cultures, to threatened ecosystems, the exhibition highlights the intricacies and fragility of precious and vanishing worlds.
The Annmarie Sculpture Garden comprises 30 acres of forests, fields, and meadows around a paved walking path that features permanent and loaned sculptures, including more than 30 works on loan from the Smithsonian Institution and the National Gallery of Art. The Arts Center includes rotating exhibition space, a gift shop, cafe, and a patio. Annmarie presents a variety of popular annual festivals, rotating exhibitions, family activities, and creative public programs.