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January 2019 Exhibits
January 1 @ 9:00 am - January 26 @ 4:00 pm
Featured in the Thaler Gallery:
Shared Visions, a collaboration of literary and visual arts. See poetry and prose inspired by the artwork on display.
Join us Tuesday January 22, 6-8:30pm to meet the artists and authors, and to hear readings by the Ocean City Writer's Group.
Featured in the Galleria:
Artist's Choice group show featuring artwork by members of the Art League and local artists. Exhibit judge: Leslie Belloso.
In Studio E:
Roni Jones - I am a mixed media artist living on the beautiful Eastern Shore of Maryland. I make work from lost and found things, and recycle paper, plastic, wood, and metal. I am inspired by patterns and colors found in nature. Some of my favorite things to paint are urban landscapes, stars, moons, creeps, orbs, mandalas, mushrooms, and anything aquatic. My collages and mixed media work have a tactile element to them, that represents the life and death of inanimate objects. I thrive on nostalgia, and keep detailed records of everything, everyone, every day. I have been writing, drawing, and keeping journals since I was a child. I am also an avid reader, busy pen pal and enjoy good music, good beer, and dancing.
In the Spotlight Gallery:
Rafael Reyes is a Mexican American contemporary artist based out of Bishopville, Maryland. Originally from Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, he graduated from the Indiana University of Pennsylvania with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree with a concentration in sculpture and secondary in painting. He works in a variety of mediums and draws influence from cubism and surrealism.
Rafael regularly participates and donates art work to the Eastern Shore International Mountain Biking Association and Worcester County Humane Society fundraisers. He is also one of forty-seven artists featured in Dana Kester McCabe's book Delmarva School of Art and is a new member of the Art League of Ocean City. Rafael is currently working on his next set of canvas paintings and fabricating furniture out of repurposed wood.
In the Artisan Showcase:
Susan Obaza - I’m a transplanted Midwesterner, born in Lakewood, Ohio. I spent most of my adult years in Northeastern Pennsylvania, and had the good fortune to live in Nanticoke, where there was an awesome community college that at the time had a wonderful, traditional art program. I learned to draw and paint in a structured environment. But I always loved crafting as well, and learned to macramé as a child, create stained glass while in PA, and then taught myself wire jewelry crafting. My jewelry contains all of these creative influences and elements, and is constantly evolving, but it has been my joy to move to Delmarva, indulge my love of beach combing and using natural materials in my necklaces and artwork. I do use copper foil tape on seashells to create pendants, and have used fabric sandwiched between glass to do necklaces including a stained glass technique. I’ve also begun incorporating pendants that can be used as essential oil diffusers in my necklaces. I love working with different types of beads and construction methods. A favorite is using flat bracelet sliders to create a pendant focal point to create a more three dimensional necklace. I’ve been told my necklaces have a tribal or Native American look, and that type of esthetic is definitely something I love.