Cat painting gallery in Maryland, New York opens to public
Cats in a gallery of over 1,000 artists and craftsmen will be allowed to paint their own artwork in a museum on Maryland’s Eastern Shore, New Jersey’s Eastern Coast and the New York City borough of Queens.
The exhibition, called “Cat Art,” opened in April on the site of a former slave market in the town of Fayetteville, where a slave market was once operated.
The museum will display and display hundreds of works of art, many created by local artists and artisans, said Julie DeStefano, an exhibit curator and curator of the museum.
The exhibit will be open daily.
DeStefana said she wanted to show the diversity of people in the region and the history of enslaved people.
The show is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Saturday, and includes a variety of work from around the world, including sculptures by Brazilian artist Luiz Felipe da Silva, painted in the late 1800s.
The exhibit is a collaborative effort between the Smithsonian Institution and the Fayette County Museum.
DeStefsana said the museum’s director, Tom Molloy, and the director of the F&M Gallery of Art, Jim McWilliams, are both F&am members.