Karen Hollingsworth, Mid Century, Oil on Canvas, 36 x 36 Inches
Valerio D'Ospina, US Locomotive, Oil on Canvas, 83 x 56 Inches
It’s that time of year again. Time to retire your puffy down jacket to the closet and start coming outside again. It’s also time for a new show here at Mason Murer.
We’re particularly excited about this show. We’ve got a bunch of our old favorites, as well as a few really amazing new artists.
Our Spring show will open with Robert Marx drawings, paintings by Jeanie Tomanek, Karen Hollingsworth, Craig Hawkins, and Will Rafuse. We will be welcoming paintings from new artists: animal portraiture by Ray Hare and urbanscapes by Valerio D’Ospina. Additionally, we will be showing photo based works from Robin Davis and sculptures from Steve Steinman and Todd Fuller. Finally, two groups from academia round out our exhibition: the Georgia High School Art Symposium and Damn Fine: a SCAD MFA Group Show.
We will also be continuing the Cigar Box Art Project to benefit future art therapy programs at Mason Murer.
The show will open with an artist’s reception on Friday, April 5, from 7 to 10 pm, and will run through May 11, 2013.
Ray Hare, Let It Snow (Leopard), Acrylic on Canvas, 72 x 72 Inches
We have got a spectacular lineup for our first show of 2013!
Our February show will open with The Gee’s Bend Experience: Quilts from Tinnie, Minnie, and Claudia Pettway. Fiber artist Marquetta Johnson will also be showing her colorful, hand-dyed quilts.
Gee's Bend Quilt
Several painters will be included in our February exhibition. Drawing on the Unexpected: Works from Asheville Artists, curated by Julyan Davis will be accompanied by new works from Davis. We are also introducing painters Ernesto Torres and Stephen Bach. In addition we will have new works from Frank Hyder, Ashley Surber, Terry Turrell, a selection of Herbert Creecy paintings, and Mark Karelson’s new body of work, Originem.
Coated Lens: Life at 1/125th, a MFA thesis show from photographer Andrew Michael Phillips will round out the exhibition.
The show will open with an artist’s reception on Friday, February 15 from 7 to 10 pm and will run through March 30, 2013.
On Friday, we had to take Bow, our beloved giant horse painting off its stretcher bars. Bow is currently on its way to Chicago, to live at Del Frisco’s Grille. Bow has been with us for many years, and it was bittersweet to watch it go.
Anyway, here’s a fun little time lapse of us taking the giant canvas off of the stretcher and getting it ready to go.