The Town Hall meeting room is now hosting art shows to showcase the talents of Somerset artists! Please stop by the Town Hall when you have the opportunity during normal business hours (Monday thru Friday) from 9 am to 4:30 pm!
Current Art Show
Date: February 9 - March 31, 2017
Artist: Maurice Asseo, Greystone Avenue
Opening Celebration: March 21, 2017 (Town Election Night), 5:00 - 9:00 pm
The Town Hall Gallery will be exhibiting photographs taken by Maurice Asseo (Greystone). He and his wife, Lina, have been residents of Somerset for the last forty years. Maurice was born in France but grew up in Turkey.
A former president of the International Photographic Society of the IMP and World Bank where he worked for
twenty years as a Senior Agricultural Economist, Maurice was the president of the Greater Washington Council of
Camera Clubs from 1996-98. He is also the author of Expressive Color Photography, a Course in Visual Design, and
The Bosporous and Beyond. The Assembly of Turkish American Associations presented Maurice with its
Outstanding Achievement in Cultural and Art award. Since 2005, Maurice has presented a show almost every year at the Cosmos Club. One of his talks on The Bosporous and Beyond drew one of the largest cosmotographers dinner crowds in the history of the Club. Other presentations include Nilotic Invocation about ancient Egyptian gods and A Road into the Amazon about settlers whose hardships he tracked during World Bank missions.
Maurice notes that “We all know that one picture is worth a thousand words: the artist’s statement is to be sought in
his art and art is in the eye of the beholder.”