The Upper Crust at 7 East Market St. in Georgetown will present Rita M. Poore’s first formal public exhibition of her work, where she is showing both watercolor and collage art through Feb. 9.
A meet-the-artist reception is scheduled for 12:30 to 2 p.m., Thursday Jan. 24, at The Upper Crust. Light refreshments will be served.
In 2006, Poore and her husband settled in Rehoboth Beach, and she decided to explore an alternative medium to stretch her creativity. She is self-taught in acrylics and started taking formal watercolor classes with local artist Elizabeth Collard. She also delved into collage. Poore says she infuses her work with her passions and experiences, hoping viewers can see the wide range of her life influences.
Born and educated in Indiana, Poore began a career in television in 1979. An awarding-winning producer, writer and director, she worked in creative services, advertising and promotion and marketing for television stations in Louisville, Ky.; Baltimore, Md.; Pittsburgh, Pa.; San Francisco, Calif.; and Washington, D.C.
In 1991, she began a freelance career, working for various cable stations including Discovery Channel, the Learning Channel, SyFy and National Geographic Channel, mainly editing, directing and producing programs and promotional campaigns. Her work took her to many locales both stateside and abroad.
The Upper Crust serves made-from-scratch baked goods, fair trade organic coffee, breakfast and lunch in a casual setting. Part of The Upper Crust’s commitment to the community is to offer gallery space to local artists who might not otherwise have an opportunity to show their works.
Contact Bruce at firstname.lastname@example.org or 302-856-2300 to schedule a time to stop in with images of work for approval and to possibly schedule an exhibit date.