Salem Arts Association is home to many talented artists whose artwork can be found in our own gallery. It's also true that Salem Arts members work can be seen throughout New England. This month our neighbors at Marblehead Arts Association will feature three of our Salem Arts Association members in their galleries and in the artisan shop.
On display starting August 13 through September 25 in the galleries of Marblehead Arts are two feature solo exhibitions by our own Karen Hosking and Mary Taddie. Peggy Farrell's work is featured in the Artisan Shop.
Be sure to attend the opening reception this Sunday, August 14, 2-4 pm.
"Photo Center" by Karen Hosking
Karen Hosking's solo photography exhibit explores "Americana". In Hosking's view “Americana can be defined in many different ways. For me, it means places and things that exist today that could or did actually exist in the past. I love bumping into establishments that existed decades ago, and continue to exist in the same form performing the same function.”
In addition to Salem Arts Karen is a member of a number of local arts associations. Her photographs have won numerous awards in local and regional competitions and shows. She is interested in a variety of photographic styles including creative, black and white, scenic, architectural and fine art. Her goal in photographing is to engage with the viewer and capture a moment or a scene in a way that allows the viewer to see it in a new way.
Karen Hosking will also host a "Photo Review and Photoshop Q&A" at Marblehead Arts Association. Bring your photos for review and critique. A computer will be available to demonstrate and answer questions about Photoshop, Sunday, September 18, 3-5 pm
"Fish Gone Wild" by Mary Taddie
Mary Taddie brings her skill in the arts of Ceramic Tile, Marble, and Italian Smalti techniques to her solo exhibition entitled "Catching The Wave".
Moved by the works of ancient Italian and Byzantine artisans, Mary Taddie creates unique and exciting Mosaic Wall Art and jewelry. Her creations use the same techniques and Venetian glass used over 500 years ago and employ a range of mosaic styles from ancient to modern. Mary’s finished pieces can be jewel like pendants as small as one square inch or murals and functional art as large as fifty square feet.
She nips, chisels and cuts recycled material like travertine, marble, ceramic tile and slate using her specialty tools and wet saws while experimenting with adhesives, substrates and grouts.
Join Mary for her artist demonstration "Materials and techniques used to create mosaic art", Sunday, September 18, 1-3 pm at Marblehead Arts Association
Peggy Farrell, Salem Arts member and Board Member, is currently featured in the Artisan Shop. Her work in the shop includes her photography and cards.
The Marblehead Arts Association is located in the historic King Hooper Mansion, at 8 Hooper Street, Marblehead. Six galleries of exhibits by association members and guest artists change every six weeks and education programs and special events are offered throughout the year. The MAA Artisan Shop features one-of-a-kind crafts and fine art including jewelry, pottery, glassworks and textiles by 7 of our artisan members at affordable prices under $250. New work for sale by 7 member artisans turns over every three months. The Mansion is available for private parties, meetings, weddings and other events. MAA winter hours are Wednesdays through Fridays and Sundays noon – 5pm and Saturdays 10 am – 5 pm. For more information on this exhibit as well as our exhibit calendar, events, programs and classes, please call 781-631-2608 or visit our website; www.marbleheadarts.org.