The Martin Artisans Guild will host a February Exhibition and Reception, beginning Wednesday, February 3, on view to Saturday, February 27. The guild will host a socially distanced opening reception on February 3 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. to welcome visitors to the new exhibition, featuring hors d’oeuvres, a cash bar, and music by Paul Hamaty.
The January exhibition will feature a collection of paintings and glass sculpture works by member artists Cherly Cote´, Carol Kepp, Maria Grace Miele, Martha Quigley, and Laura Kay Whiticar.
Guests are welcome to enjoy refreshments and meet the artists at the reception in The Palm Room (Harbour Bay Plaza, 3778 SE Ocean Blvd., Seawall’s Point). The exhibition will be on view during gallery hours Wednesday to Saturday from 12 to 6 p.m.
About the artists:
Cheryl Cote´ is a prolific contemporary artist who lost her right eye to cancer when she was 6 months old. In 2010, Cheryl lost a portion of her vision in her right eye from retinal edema. She is currently under the care of a retinal oncologist. She has recently found a way to return to her passion: art! Each creation is an original and she hopes they encourage others struggling to overcome challenges.
Laura Kay Whiticar’s artistic journey began about ten years ago on a cruise ship. After a career in mathematics she began traveling and collecting beads, pearls, gemstones, coins, crystals, beach coral, shells and sea glass during her travels. She loves to incorporate these personal found treasures into her work which uses fine silver, sterling silver and 14K jewelers gold. She loves taking workshops and is continually expanding her repertoire.
Martha Quigley finds inspiration in the colors of the ocean and all things nautical. She also enjoys capturing the personality by detailing the eyes and expression of animals she paints. She loves working in oils with their unmatched luminosity as well as exploring color, light and shadow within the context of repetitive or iconic shapes.
Maria G. Miele’s work captures and interprets natural environments in an expression of color and minimal composition and a variety of subject matter. Inspiration is in the form of life, pop culture, people, bold composition and interpretive abstracts and whatever moves her in the moment to create a piece of art.
Carol Kepp’s passion is painting the blue green water of our ocean. I love the changing colors as the day goes on. Painting with oil has been my media for many years. It gives me rich colors for shadows and soft colors for sun light. Blue skies, blue green water with white fluffy clouds gives a sense of peace. The movement of the water rushing to shore can give a feeling of calm or give energy. The splash on the rocks with sun light thru it give a beautiful sparkle.