Stop by the Todd Performing Art Center anytime through the end of December to enjoy the works of artist/photographer Joan Orme.
The exhibit will be available to view during regular campus hours (M-F 8:30a-4:30p), and before scheduled events at TPAC. Keep in mind that our campus is closed from December 20th thru January 2nd.
Joan fell in love with the Eastern Shore of Maryland and it became her home with her son in 1999. For the next 14 years she focused on her son, her small farm, and career. Prior to her marriage to local artist Russ Orme in June 2013, he encouraged her to try photography, which she did in March 2013. Although having only taken snapshots of her family and pets prior to this time, and owning only a $120 point-and-shoot camera, Joan instantly took to photography. Within six months she was juried into her first large show at the Ocean City Convention Center, and several exhibits the following year including the Waterfowl Festival. Christmas of 2013 brought a professional Nikon and lenses and Joan Orme Photography was launched. Joan is self-taught and life and beauty on the Eastern Shore is her focus. When asked about her genre, she responds “I see beauty in nature, but also in man made things. There is beauty in a line of power poles, railroad tracks, and street signs if we look. The curve of the bow of a workboat is simple, but stunning. A bare tree in winter can show striking lines. I think my genre is simply ‘life’ as I see it.” She presents “natural” photos that undergo very little editing. Joan feels fortunate to live in an area such as the Eastern Shore that has so much to offer photographers. As a member of the Tidewater Camera Club, she hopes to become more active in the Club’s activities now that she is retired. You can see Joan’s work and her husband’s art on Face Book at Orme-Art.