Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Beep's Art on Display at 13.5% Wine Bar, Hampden

 Join Us Monday, April 8th, from 6-8 pm as we celebrate the life and art of Landy Romain Hales

Beep's art is on display in Baltimore's unique and trendy Hampden Village.  The area's commercial center on a four-block stretch of West 36th Street, known as The Avenue, is home to many chic boutiques, restaurants, art galleries, a yoga studio, and an upscale Winebar called 13.5%. Selected works from the Hales collection are currently on display at that very Winebar. The display was arranged and curated by artist and family member, Molly McNulty.

The work looks amazing in this mod and mellow atmosphere.  Here are some more images of this little jewel. 

The food at 13.5% is out of this world.  Seriously, my meal was so good I almost wept.  "Eat locally, and drink globally" this is their philosophy.  The staff is as knowledgeable as they are personable and I was beyond satisfied with every aspect of my visit.   I can not wait to go back on April 8th and I hope too see you there.  

1117 West 36th Street Baltimore, MD 21211

Friday, November 2, 2012

It is finally here!

The gallery show at Maryland Hall was a great success.
We thank Linnell Bowen, Sigrid Trumpy, Don Dement, Cara Beverage
and everyone who came to celebrate with us.
We are sure our parents and grandparents were with us in spirit!

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Less Than One Month Till the Show!

The first ever local public exhibition of this private collection
by American Master of Poster Art, Landy Romain Hales, 
native of Anne Arundel County.        

On Display at the
Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts
November 2 to December 9, 2012

Opening Reception
Sunday afternoon, November 4,  2 to 4 p.m.

Gallery Reception
Wednesday evening, Nov.14,  6-8pm
All 5 Hales granddaughters will be there to answer questions.
In the 1960’s and 1970’s in his studio in Severna Park, Hales produced a body of works using the unique technique of his layer poster design.  Painstakingly cut by hand of composition board, fitted and glued in layers, then painted with Tempera paint, these brightly colored pieces highlight local images as well as holiday themes and timely topics of general interest.

Landy Romain Hales – A Brief Biography

With no formal art training, Landy Romain Hales moved from a farming childhood on the Mountain Road in Anne Arundel County, Maryland, to his own sign shop in Baltimore at the age of 19, to being the premier display artist in New York City during the 1920’s and ‘30’s.   

Mr. Hales’ shop produced 100 4-foot tall wooden soldiers and detailed models of stage sets along 5th Avenue for marketing Balieff’s Chauve Souris Russian musical show; he went on to work with other theaters and commercial enterprises in New York and elsewhere.  He decorated the major department stores including Macy’s, Gimbel’s and Saks Fifth Avenue.  His patented layer posters filled all 32 of Saks’ windows for 4 months while the interior of their new store on Fifth Avenue was being finished.  

The animated "Christmas Around the World" windows Mr. Hales researched and created for Macy’s aroused critical and popular acclaim.  He was the first to gain an exclusive right to use Walt Disney’s characters in commercial products, and he devised popular layer poster puzzles and craft kits for children.

Returning with his family to Round Bay, Severna Park, Maryland, Mr. Hales retired and began to study on his own the works of famous artists.  He said, “I have these ideas in my head, and I want to develop them in my medium”  He produced over 60 works as individual layer posters, including his interpretations of Picasso’s cubism, Matisse’s French fauvism style and Warhol’s pop art.

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Church Window


Landy R. Hales - Hales Layer Posters

Sunday, November 4 

 during the First Sunday Holiday Show  
Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts

801 Chase Street
Annapolis, MD 21401

Friday, September 14, 2012

"Pills to the Rescue"

Photo by Don Dement

Landy Romain Hales

Maryland Hall (Martino Gallery) 

801 Chase Street, Annapolis, Maryland

November 2-December 17, 2012

Opening reception: 

Sunday afternoon, November 4, 2012

Monday, June 6, 2011

SAKS FIFTH AVENUE Hales Layer Posters

The man on the corner is Landy R. Hales,
whose layer poster art was displayed
in all 32 Saks Fifth Avenue windows.

Saks Fifth Avenue May-September 15, 1924

In May 1924,
Landy R. Hales filled the 32 new Saks windows
with layer poster artwork.
He had photographs made, some of which he painted
to restore his brilliant colors.