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Ashland Gallery Association: May Gallery Spotlight

Concetti Fine Arts: Twisted Nursery Rhymes

Featured artist: Melanie E. Cardinal

Little Bo Peep, Assemblage, Melanie E. Cardinal

Little Bo Peep, Assemblage, Melanie E. Cardinal

 

Melanie is a storyteller. She expresses the hardships and joys she’s experienced in life through her art. Photography, mixed media and collage are mediums she uses together to bring new perspectives to the viewers.

 

Jack and Jill, Assemblage, Melanie E. Cardinal

Jack and Jill, Assemblage, Melanie E. Cardinal

For her latest show she’s decided to tackle a theme that most people know and love: Nursery Rhymes. Growing up these are ingrained in the days of childhood, but some have much darker backgrounds than people realize. Melanie takes her own twist on these old nursery rhymes and adds a glimmer of hope and whimsy. Using photography and collage, she conveys an otherworldly look that she hopes will bring a wry smile to the faces of those who see them.

 

 

 

 

Hilltop Gallery: A Couple of Artists

Two-person exhibition by Richard and Rochelle Newman

Richard Newman,"Spirit Guide Monument", mixed media sculpture

Richard Newman,"Spirit Guide Monument", mixed media sculpture

 

 

Features sculpture, woven tapestry, mixed media works on paper, digital photography.

April 30- June 27, 2011
Open for “Taste of Ashland” April 30 & May 1st
Reception: May 8, Sunday 1:00-4:00pm

Rochelle Newman, Fractal Fanfare (detail of woven tapestry)

Rochelle Newman, Fractal Fanfare (detail of woven tapestry)

It is clear that artist/couples must nurture a precious relationship. They share all dimensions of the creative venture, physical as well as emotional. They need to become attuned to those many moods and signposts that mark the way to artistic expression.

 

 

They must understand when to leave the other alone to struggle with fragile aspects of the process; when to provide the support that can temper the doubt and risk which accompanies the charting of new mental territory and the articulation of deep feelings; when to break out the bottle of champagne in celebration of work well done. In essence, each keeps all the compass points in full view to prevent the other from losing his or her way. Each is best friend and audience for the other until the journey, marked by self-affirmation and growth, reaches its natural end.

 

 

 

Nimbus: All About Squares

Bob Rickard, "Kronos Works", 20- 12" x 12" dyed and patinaed aluminum

Bob Rickard, "Kronos Works", 20- 12" x 12" dyed and patinaed aluminum

 

This month Nimbus is featuring Bob Rickard with his dyed and patina finished Aluminum Squares, and Linda Lamore with her painted copper squares.

 

Bob Rickard combines his lifelong interest in “puttering in the garage” with the visual aspects of the theater. His work reflects his love of geometry, movement and color. Rickard lives in Tao, New Mexico, which lends his work a certain quiet and calmness.

 

Linda Lamore ," Whoosh", 12" x 12", oil on copper with stained walnut

Linda Lamore ," Whoosh", 12" x 12", oil on copper with stained walnut

 

 

 

 

Linda Lamore has brought back copper and wood to her new work, but with these pieces she is using the flamed copper as the canvas and frame. She then paints it heavily and presses in the wood pieces. This series is titled “On the Water’s Edge” and is influenced by her love of looking into her koi pond.

 

 

 

 

 

Family Massage Education Center

(formerly the Ashland Academy of Art)

Awesome Art of the Ages…50 years of a unique collection.

Cherry Blossoms, oil painting by Samuel Rothbort

Cherry Blossoms, oil painting by Samuel Rothbort

 

Presently showing the collection of Ilana Rubenfeld. Artists include Laurence Rothbort, Jack Ox, Leopold Churgin, Donskoy, Nora Rubenfeld-Frankel, Linda McNear, Pracko, Klaus Friedeberger, Eric Boyer, Lydia Churgin, and Joyce McAdams. Mediums are diverse: Oil, Water color, Bark paintings, Posters, Mesh figures, Carved frames, Mosaics and Collages. Selected pieces for sale.

For public display now through June
9am to 5pm, Tues. thru Thurs.
and on First Fridays, 5pm to 9pm

Sign up for a public class! Classes in Couples Massage, Pregnant Partner, Parent-Baby,and Senior Couples. Gift Certificates available.

 

 

 

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