The Hagerstown Community College Foundation, Inc., will host a reception, show, and sale of paintings by R. Benjamin Jones on Fri., Nov. 15 and Sat., Nov. 16, in the HCC Kepler Center. Event times are 5 to 8 p.m. on Friday and 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday.
This year’s show will feature locally inspired artwork and scenes from Jones’ recent travels to France, New England, and the Outer Banks of North Carolina. A portion of the proceeds will benefit HCC and its students.
This event is free and open to the public. Raffle tickets, $20 each, are available for a chance to win an original R. Benjamin Jones piece of work. This year a $20 ticket will provide four chances to win one of the following: an original painting, “Pink Hydrangeas,” valued at $2,900; a pencil drawing; a glicée on canvas; or a print under glass.
The winner, whose name will be drawn at the Saturday show, does not need to be present to win. A variety of note cards, postcards, and gift enclosures featuring paintings by Jones will also be sold.
Maryland artist R. Benjamin Jones is an accomplished painter who enjoys creating still-life, landscape, and portrait images of everyday life from his native Maryland, Lancaster County, Pa., New England, and other places he has visited. He seeks to portray the gentle beauty of the world in his paintings of delicate flowers, New England streets and harbors, Amish faces, and farm animals. He studied at the Maryland Institute of Fine Arts in Baltimore, the University of Maryland, and Pittsburgh Theological Seminary. His work has been displayed in many galleries, private collections, and commercial businesses throughout the U.S.
For more information about the show, contact Stacey Lowman at 240-500-2213 or email firstname.lastname@example.org .