Hop­kins Orig­i­nal Art Gallery opens

Sunday Star - - BUSINESS - By RICHARD POLK rpolk@ches­pub.com

ST. MICHAELS — On his web­site Ryan Hop­kins de­clares: “If you are look­ing for orig­i­nal mod­ern art, you have come to the right place. Hop­kins Orig­i­nal Art Gallery fea­tures only 100% Orig­i­nal Paint­ings, Graph­ics and Pho­tog­ra­phy. We are not a tra­di­tional gallery with a few paint­ings on the walls. Browse hun­dreds of orig­i­nal paint­ings in our new St Michaels Art Gallery.”

Hop­kins and his wife Su­san along with the Tal­bot County Cham­ber of Com­merce held a grand open­ing and rib­bon cut­ting for the gallery in St. Michaels last Wed­nes­day.

“I sup­ply the in­spi­ra­tion, com­po­si­tion and paint, but the ar t cre­ates it­self,” Hop­kins said in a hand­out avail­able at the open­ing.

He is best known for his ab­stract avant-garde paint­ings, sketches and pho­tog­ra­phy.

His quest has al­ways been “to dis­cover the never be­fore seen.”

PHOTO BY RICHARD POLK Su­san Hop­kins, third from right, cuts the rib­bon of­fi­cially open­ing the Hop­kins Orig­i­nal Art Gallery in St. Michaels. Ryan Hop­kins, her hus­bank and the gallery’s artist, stands next to her. Also present for the cer­e­mony are rep­re­sen­ta­tives from the Tal­bot Cham­ber of Com­merce and the Mid-Shore del­e­ga­tion to the Gen­eral Assem­bly. Rep­re­sent­ing the cham­ber were Rich Trippe, im­me­di­ate past chair­man and Al Sil­ver­stein, pres­i­dent and chief ex­ec­u­tive of­fi­cer of the group. From the gen­eral assem­bly were Sen. Ad­die Eckardt, R-37-Mid-Shore’ and Del. Johnny Mautz, R-37B-Tal­bot.

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