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ON VIEW JUN 2-JUL 28, 2022/EXHIBITION

Mango Madness Members’ Show

We close out the season with a celebration of the fruit that brings us joy – like holding sunshine in the palm of your hand – and an annual reminder of why we love our island home. In the same spirit, our summer group exhibition is a celebration of the creativity all around us, as our family of artist members share the fruits of their labors (mango-inspired or otherwise), with something for every taste.

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SAT MMAY 14, 2-4PM/WORKSHOP

Paint Pouring with Sandy Trupcevic-West

Acrylic paint pouring involves a bit of chemistry, as ratios and fluidity have a direct impact on the end result. Heavier paints sink as lighter ones come to the surface creating beautiful cells. It’s also an exciting and fun technique because you don’t know what the finished product will look like!

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abstract painting swirls of yellow, blue, grey, turquoise, black, brown

ON VIEW MAY 5-26, 2022/EXHIBITION

Creations by Meme Ferré

With warm colors and decisive lines, veteran Miami artist Meme Ferré paints with the confidence of a woman fully engaged both with the world around her, and the canvas she faces. Her large abstract and semi-abstract compositions contemplate big questions: ecstasy, determination, vulnerability and change.

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Valerie Hird art of stylized white, blue, brown clouds

ON VIEW MAY 5-26, 2022/EXHIBITION

Elementals by Valerie Hird

As a painter, stage designer and award-winning filmmaker, Hird explores the unifying elements in humanity’s collective myths. Using a multicultural vocabulary of colorful patterns and symbols gathered over years of travel, she describes the symbiotic relationship between earth’s systems with large canvases, intimate assemblages and dreamlike animations.

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Nellie Appleby art canvas of cyanotype photo white abstract image on deep blue background

ON VIEW MAY 5-26, 2022/EXHIBITION

Nellie Abbleby

Appleby’s wall-sized cyanotype prints are juxtaposed with plants, oolite and found objects in an immersive installation meant to have you gaze again at the world around you, with praise, consideration and collaborative energy.

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Paola Effio raku sculpture of rabbit riding a turtle

ON VIEW MAY 5-26, 2022/EXHIBITION

The Color of Summer by Paola Effio

A mermaid plays the lyre with a boat on her head. An anthropomorphized cat considers her next move. A dragon smiles with its tongue out like a happy dog. Effio’s charming raku and concrete sculptures appear like characters from a children’s book, leaping into three dimensions.

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Continuous line self-portrait in red, black and green by Ernest Shaw artist in residence

SAT APR 30, 10AM-2PM/WORKSHOP

Continuous Line Self Portraiture with Ernest Shaw, PEAR

Visiting artist Ernest Shaw moves participants through a short history of drawing, philosophies and purposes of drawing, and realistic expectations for outcomes. Shaw works diligently to create a relaxed, non judgmental, environment that is informative, fun, and engaging.

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WED, THU & FRI APR 13-15, 10AM-3PM/WORKSHOP

Portraiture with Lothar Speer

Explore the classical elements, and historical context, of portraiture through the Baroque technique.

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SAT APR 9, 2-4PM/WORKSHOP

Paint Pouring with Sandy Trupcevic-West

Acrylic paint pouring involves a bit of chemistry, as ratios and fluidity have a direct impact on the end result. Heavier paints sink as lighter ones come to the surface creating beautiful cells. It’s also an exciting and fun technique because you don’t know what the finished product will look like!

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ON VIEW APR 7-28, 2022/EXHIBITION

Amanda Burnham

Burnham’s maximalist installation of folded, layered and intertwined drawings is like stepping into a pop-up comic book that’s as disorienting as it is exhilarating. Burnham is based in Maryland, where she is a tenured professor, and boasts a resume of exhibitions and collections across the country and beyond.

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