Scorpio Moons: For Her

Presenting a Visual Meditation and Memorial by Leah Clare Michaels

Scorpio Moons: For Her

Gallery 115 a contemporary non-profit gallery at the Y Arts Center announces a solo installation exhibition by Baltimore-based digital artist, activist, historian, and writer Leah Clare Michaels. The exhibition will be on display from January 28 through March 27, with an opening reception on Saturday, February 12th from 7 – 9pm.

Scorpio Moons: For Her close upScorpio Moons: For Her is an intermedia installation intended to act as a visual meditation and memorial for the artist’s childhood friend. The installation includes a print series of a deconstructed book Summer Sisters by Judy Bloom, painted with cyanotype, layer with pieces of sea ephemera, 35mm film negatives, 16mm clear film leader painted with moon and star nail polish, and small embroidery of (early 2000s text code, favorite things they shared and emphasized paragraphs in the book). A few smaller print pieces are on exhibit as well.

“Only after she passed did I learn we both shared Scorpio Moons. In astrology, the moon sign represents our subconscious, our dreams, and our emotional connections,” says artist Leah Clare Michaels.

Gallery hours of operation are Monday through Friday 10am to 4pm and Saturday and Sundays noon to 3pm. Please be aware of current COVID-19 regulations (at this time, all persons require a mask). For more information, contact Anthony Brock, Arts and Humanities Director at, or call 240-578-3407.

Scorpio Moons: For Her frameABOUT GALLERY 115: Located in downtown Frederick, Maryland at the Y Arts Center at 115 East Church St, Frederick MD 21701, Gallery 115 resides in a newly renovated historic building and seeks to enhance the art programming at the Y Arts Center by bringing together contemporary artists to exhibit in both solo and group art exhibit settings.