Frederick Arts Council Announces New Exhibition Featuring Frederick Artist Mike Shaffer

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The exhibition, “Intersections,” features larger-than-life towers which have formed a large part of Mike Shaffer’s work as a sculptor.

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“The show is called Intersections because it presents a variety of shapes or forms that illustrate the myriad places and ways intersections exist in the world today. I see my artwork as being fragments of a greater wholeness,” said Shaffer.

The Frederick Arts Council announces a new exhibition featuring the work of Frederick artist Mike Shaffer on view at both the 5 E. 2nd Street art center and FAC’s 11 W. Patrick Street gallery.

The show will run from February 1st to April 24th, 2021.

The exhibition, “Intersections,” features larger-than-life towers which have formed a large part of Mike Shaffer’s work as a sculptor. He creates diverse works of art that capture his desire as an artist to make things that are “uniquely entertaining, thought-provoking, important, and relevant.” Shaffer is past-president of the Washington Sculptors Group.

“Mike Shaffer is an accomplished artist with a striking perspective,” said Louise Kennelly, Executive Director of the Frederick Arts Council. “We are delighted to feature him as a member of Frederick’s arts community and provide greater exposure to his work. This show is a retrospective of a long and active career.”

Shaffer is a multi-disciplinary artist who works out of his studio in Ijamsville. He has exhibited in over 200 formal group exhibitions, including at the American University Museum at the Katzen Art Center, in his long career in addition to twenty-four solo exhibitions and received over a dozen awards and honors for his artistic accomplishments. To learn more, visit mikeshaffer.net.

“The show is called Intersections because it presents a variety of shapes or forms that illustrate the myriad places and ways intersections exist in the world today. I see my artwork as being fragments of a greater wholeness,” said Shaffer.

For art center and gallery visiting hours, see https://frederickartscouncil.org/programs/community-art-center/.

About the Frederick Arts Council
The Frederick Arts Council invests in a vibrant and cohesive arts community for the people of Frederick County. The organization fosters an environment where the arts flourish in the community through grants and scholarships, arts advocacy, and links to essential resources. FAC is responsible for large-scale programming such as the Frederick Festival of the Arts, Sky Stage, Frederick Arts Plan Initiative, Art in the Park, and Frederick’s Arts in Education grants. For more information about the Frederick Arts Council, visit, http://www.frederickartscouncil.org.

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