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The Art of Screen Painting at the Rehoboth Art League

Written on:November 2, 2017
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Rehoboth Art League
REHOBOTH BEACH, DE – November 2017

Photo: A painted screen by guest artist, John Iampieri.

A painted screen by guest artist, John Iampieri. – Contributed Photo

Painted screens are an authentic urban folk art created in Baltimore row house neighborhoods in 1913. Painted door screens provided an unobstructed view of the street to the row house owner, while the colorful images stopped people on the sidewalk from seeing in. “You can see out, but nobody can see in” became the motto all over the city. Guest artist John Iampieri will teach this art tradition at the Rehoboth Art League, on Saturday, November 11, 2017 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Workshop participants will learn the tools and techniques necessary to paint a high-quality, framed screen. Each person will leave with a completed painting. The cost of the workshop, which includes supplies, is $75 per person.

Growing up in Baltimore, John saw hand-painted screens everywhere in East Baltimore row house neighborhoods. As a member of the Baltimore Painted Screen Society, he has traveled throughout Maryland over the years teaching this 104 year old folk art. John’s paintings are commissioned worldwide, frequently exhibiting in numerous venues, including museums, businesses, and media.

To register for the workshop, go to www.rehobothartleague.org or call the Art League at 302-227-8408 ext. 112. All workshops are held at the Rehoboth Art League located at 12 Dodds Lane in Henlopen Acres, Rehoboth Beach.

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