Lexington Park Gallery

Lexington Park Library Art Gallery

April 1 – May 15, 2017: Bernard Matus
A reception to meet the artist will be held Thursday, April 20, 5 – 7 p.m.

Artist Statement
I moved to Leonardtown, Maryland in 2009 and was struck with the impact of the Naval Air Station Pax River on the whole area. The new Air Museum and the public Air Show in 2016 gave me an opportunity to highlight some of the activities that are open to the public.

My work began as a photographer, but more recently has taken on the dimensions of a graphic artist. The camera provides basic images that I import into Photoshop. This becomes my database. Then using sophisticated plug-ins and professional software, I create a new image that I envision in my mind. For this show, I began with straightforward photos of older aircraft from the Air Museum, coupled with images from the 2016 Air Show. I am eager to share these digital prints, which will be on display from April 1st to May 15th at the Lexington Park Public Library, with an artist’s reception on April 20th from 5 – 7 pm.

digital print of a sphere showing reflection of colors and images of various airplanesdigital print of parachutist with mutli-colored background


Are you an artist and wish you had a place to share your artwork with others? Since the Lexington Park Library Art Gallery was created by artist Candy Cummings in 2005, many amateur, student, and professional artists have displayed their artwork. Contact the St. Mary’s County Arts Council at info@smcart.org or 240-309-0686 if interested in displaying your work. Exhibits change every 4-6 weeks and a reception is held to recognize each artist. The Art Gallery has been funded by a generous donation from local businessman Tom Daugherty and the Friends of the St. Mary’s County Library.