Maryellen Hains Artist - Glass Fiber


Images from Show

badger thumbnail boyle thumbnail dunn thumbnail dunn thumbnail
dunn thumbnail faust thumbnail finnegan thumbnail genteman thumbnail
genteman thumbnail hazel thumbnail hazel thumbnail koning thumbnail
maguire thumbnail maxey thumbnail maxey thumbnail mergen thumbnail
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Inspired by Tools of the Trade

Carnegie Art Center, Three Rivers, MI, June – August 2010
Artists take their inspiration from a host of sources internal and external, personal and universal,
sacred and profane. . . but one of the many things we have in common is a “connectedness”
with the tools that we use to explore ideas and create our work.

For this exhibition, I asked a group of Kalamazoo area artists to consider their tools in a more conscious way,
to allow their imagination to dwell on the things they use on a daily basis to create their work,
to look at the tools they may take for granted in a new way. . .

Show Statement

 Rose Ann Maguire, Basic Ingredients

Rose Ann Maguire, Basic Ingredients, pastel on pastel board

Creating is my passion whether I am at my easel or in my kitchen. A few basic ingredients, combined with care, stimulate all the senses. Viewing a complex piece of art is not unlike enjoying a favorite culinary creation. Both experiences provide visual satisfaction through complex layers of color and texture. The images and tastes conjure life's memories. A truly great creation leaves a lasting impression to be enjoyed over and over again.