MRAA Annual Show Opens Nov 16th at Crossroads Art Center

Chris Semtner To Judge Annual MRAA Show.

The artists will present dozens of finely crafted, hand-made artworks in two spacious galleries!

An award-winning, internationally exhibited visual artist, Chris Semtner has had his works acquired by numerous public and private collections, including the Virginia Historical Society, the City of Baltimore, and the University of Maryland. He also curates exhibits for museums, libraries, and art centers across the country, with one of his most recent exhibits dealing with the scientific analysis of Edgar Allan Poe’s hair. The New York Times called the exhibit he curated for the Library of Virginia, Poe: Man, Myth, or Monster, “provocative” and “a playful, robust exhibit.”

The Curator of the Edgar Allan Poe Museum in Richmond, Semtner has written, co-written, or edited several books about literature, visual art, popular culture, and cryptography. He has provided articles for Biography.com, Crime Writers’ Chronicles, The Edgar Allan Poe Review, and Resources for American Literary Studies. His most recent book, The Poe Shrine: Building the World’s Finest Edgar Allan Poe Collection, is now available at Amazon.com. Semtner regularly speaks to groups around the world about Poe, visual art, horror, and dark history and has been interviewed for PBS, C-Span, BBC4, Military History Channel, and other networks. http://www.chrissemtner.com

Please join us for our exciting opening night Friday Nov. 16th

You’ll find original artwork, and a chance to meet the artists! With exceptional art and the welcoming staff of Crossroads, we know you will enjoy your evening. Crossroads Art Center is the ideal place to find truly unique items for yourself, your home, and everyone on your gift list.

Nov 16, 2018– Jan 8, 2019
Crossroads Gallery One and Gallery One Extended
Awards Reception Friday 11/16/2018, 7pm