Save the date for the ALOC Holiday Open House at the OC Center for the Arts on Friday, December 6 from 5-7 p.m.  Bring your friends and enjoy some beautiful violin duets performed by Monika and Summer Lilley while you take in the beautiful artwork by ALOC members in the Thaler Gallery. The Corporate Sponsor will be the Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore who will be available to distribute information about the valuable community resources they provide.  The featured restaurant will be Mother’s Cantina. This is the perfect time to stop by the Center for the Arts to find a unique holiday gift for that special someone.  The reception is free and open to the public.
Featured in the Galleria will be the winners of 2013.  It includes over 40 works by artists that have won either first, second, third or honorable mentions in a wide variety of mediums from photography, to pastels, oils, mixed media, watercolors, acrylics and three dimensional work.
Artists Christina Jarmolinski and Rob de Koter will share the artist in residence studio during the month of December.  Both have very interesting art backgrounds.  Christina is a contemporary, visual artist and Rob is a talented web designer and photographer.  You won’t want to miss out on the opportunity to see their work in person.
After graduating high school in Ct., Christina Jarmolinski studied art in Austria at the Oskar Kokoshka’s School of Art, and in Munich and the University of Trier. She also completed an apprenticeship in ceramic sculpting and an apprenticeship in painting and drawing.  Some of her accomplishments have been:  stage designing in the Augsburg Opera House, instructing painting, mixed media, ceramics and meditations for over 20 years in colleges and museums in Europe. She also owned and curated over five galleries in Germany and in the United States. Jarmolinski’s work is shown internationally and her art is being collected in many countries.
Rob de Koter is a talented web designer who specializes in web design with a Content Management System and a photographer with experience in photo journalism of his travels and photography of objects of art: paintings, 3-D works and sculptures.  Rob has a Photo Journalism degree from the Dutch “Fotovakschool” College of Photography in Holland, and he also graduated in Information Technology at Dirksen in Arnhem Holland, specializing in web design.  He has been very successful as a photographer and a web designer with his nautical photographs being published in shipping related magazines and he has developed websites for artists and art institutions.  Rob runs his own business, Rob de Koter Web Design and Photography.
The talented Beverly Andrion will be in the Member’s Spotlight for the month of December. Beverly has been studying and painting for ten years with many well-known artists.  Presently, along with the ALOC, she belongs to the Delaware Water Color Society, the Rehoboth Art League, and the Cape Artist where she shows her work regularly.
“Painting has been an important part of my life. I find I am easily drawn to a lovely sunset, an abandoned house, or people gathering in a social setting, whichever it may be, says Beverly. “I feel the need to capture the beauty of the moment, incorporating the colors and light that makes an emotional connection with me.”
The OC Center for the Arts is located at 502 94th Street bayside and the galleries are open daily 11-4.  Visit the ALOC website .