"Sound Getaway" by Sara Jane Doberstein is one of the works in the fundraising art show.

Eastern Shore Waterways Art Show to Benefit ShoreRivers

The mid-Eastern Shore’s riverkeeper network and an Easton, Md. art gallery are putting on a collaborative show all in the name of local waterways.

The new exhibition, ShoreRivers@Troika Gallery opens on Earth Day, April 22. Troika, which features original, classical-style art, will display works depicting waterways of the Eastern Shore. A portion of the sales will support ShoreRivers’ efforts in clean water advocacy, restoration, and education.

“Shore Clouds” by Kirk McBride

ShoreRivers is the riverkeeper organization for the Choptank, Chester, Miles-Wye, and Sassafras riversheds.

“We know that so often art can inspire action,” said ShoreRivers Director of Development Rebekah Hock. “… We hope the exhibition will serve as an important reminder that our waterways are beautiful, but also vulnerable and worthy of a commitment to their conservation.”

At an Earth Day opening reception at the gallery in Easton, Choptank Riverkeeper Matt Pluta will speak on “the risks to water quality in the area and the many ways each of us can play a part in ensuring healthy, fishable, swimmable waterways,” while guests have light refreshments.

“We are expecting an enthusiastic turnout to support this worthy cause. We all love the beautiful Eastern Shore and want to keep its waters clean as we work, travel, play, and—even, as artists—are inspired to paint it,” says Troika Gallery owner, Laura Era.

Troika Gallery is the longest-operating art gallery on the Eastern Shore, with nearly 40 artists represented.

-Meg Walburn Viviano