Folk Art at ARTFX

Painter Jimmy Reynolds never considered himself a folk artist. The Wilmington College graduate started painting more than 20 years ago and modeled his work after neo-medieval story paintings. But after decades of showing his acrylics painted on pine and plywood, Reynolds found that the folk art label stuck -- and he's grateful. Folk art, Reynolds says, is accessible. "I like art for the people," he said. "I want people to relate to my art." Reynolds will show 15 of his latest works all month at ARTFX gallery in Annapolis. The exhibit includes historical and contemporary scenes of communities such as Baltimore, Sudlersville and Chincoteague, Va., on pine board, plywood and oak panels. He is one of the few folk artists living in Queen Anne's County and the first folk artist to show work at ARTFX. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, 1-6 p.m. Sunday, through July 30. Noon-3 p.m. Sunday, artist reception. ARTFX, 45 West St., Annapolis. Free. 410-990-4540 or

Music at Easton Market

Easton guitarist and singer/songwriter J. Guy George and harmonica player Asa Tibbs will perform Saturday during the Easton Farmers Market. George has been playing the guitar and composing songs for three decades. Raised in Easton, he has performed covers and original folk songs patterned after those of Neil Young, America and Jimi Hendrix. 10 a.m.-noon Saturday. Market begins at 8 a.m. Sponsored by Easton Main Street. North Harrison Street, Easton. Free. 410-820-8822 or

July 4 in Annapolis

This year's Independence Day parade begins at 6:30 p.m. Sunday at Amos Garrett Boulevard and West Street. It will include the U.S. Naval Academy Band, the Navy Cadet Youth Corps and members of the Annapolis Fire and Police departments. The parade will follow West Street, turn left on Calvert Street, turn right on Northwest Street, go around Church Circle and head down Main Street to the Annapolis City Dock. At 8 p.m. the Naval Academy Concert Band will perform patriotic selections such as "The Stars and Stripes Forever" at the City Dock's Susan C. Campbell Park. Fireworks begin at 9 p.m. 410-263-1183, 410-293-1262 or

"Crabs" is one of 15 paintings by Maryland folk artist Jimmy Reynolds on exhibit through July 30 at ARTFX gallery in Annapolis.