Calm Reflections Photography shares beautiful photographs that can be placed on mugs, mouse pads, canvas, puzzles, T-shirts, coasters and prints. Joanna Macaulay makes souvenirs of St. Mary’s County for tourists and local residents. Information about St. Mary’s County attractions, travel, events and photography can be found at her site. She now does pet photography as well.
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Clazzical Jazz performed at St. Mary's Hall at St. Mary's College of MD on Sunday at 3 PM as an extra concert for the River Concert Series. The group jazzes up classical pieces into a more modern style. Don Stapleson shared that he had been texting or e-mailing with such famous composers as Ravel and Chopin to discuss their performance. What fun. Some of the pieces played included "I’m Always Chasing Rainbows" by Harry Carroll and Joseph McCarthy and "Reverie" by Claude Debussy. Clazzical Jazz also invited Dr. Mark Runkles and Robert Hayes to perform. Runkles was invited onto the stage after his cell phone went off in the middle of the performance and he was "forced" to play the oboe, rather badly at first.
The weather was perfect on Friday night, July 20th for Dancing Under the Stars. The performance featured a small ensemble from the Chesapeake Orchestra (led by Jeffrey Silberschlag), and the young dancers from Ballet Caliente lead by artistic director, Sheryl-Marie Dunaway. The performance was held at 7 PM at the Townhouse Green at St. Mary's College of Maryland. The dancers were graceful and lovely, followed by some orchestral selections. It was such a nice evening that the crowd stayed for quite a while following the concert.
Before the concert began, we attended an Arts Alliance party, a volunteer group which helps support the River Concert Series and many other cultural and art activities.
Young Arts Alliance volunteers
Representatives from other concert sponsors with Jeffrey Silberschlag and Deborah Greitzer
Gail Harmon, Board of Trustees, St. Mary's College of Maryland performed introductions
Ballet Caliente Dancers
Sheryl-Marie Dunaway, Ballet Caliente
Robert Hayes, pianist
Chesapeake Orchestra ensemble
Sunset from the back of the crowd
Zachary Silberschlag, trumpeter
Bryan Bourne, Trombonist and Orchestra Personnel Manager
Coming Soon, Photos from the Clazzical Jazz concert on Sunday July 22nd.
Our last poodle was a sweet senior dog when we started to care for her. As she got slower, we knew we would miss her very much when she left us. I started taking more photos of her. I wish we had lots of puppy pictures, but we couldnt go back in time to get them. Pet photography can create memories that you will never forget. You dont want to miss pictures of their puppyhood, their quirky personalities or their life. My goal is to give you lasting memories of your pet and have a little fun at a photo session at the same time!
Co-founder of St. Marys County Camera Club in 1998. Official Photographer for the Chesapeake Orchestra.
Awards: Advanced Digital Photo of the Year for Camera Club 2009, 2010, 2014-2016 (Dragonflies, Point No Point Lighthouse, Two Eagles Squawking, Baby Gorilla, Michigan Beach). St. Mary's County Fair Champion Winner 1998 and 2012. Photo judge St. Marys County Fair photography Division for 2011, 2013-2016. Advanced Photographer of the Year 2012 and 2014.