Monthly Archives: April 2013

Members in the News

"Sunscape" by Ann Yeager Lawson, 24" x 24"

“Sunscape” by Ann Yeager Lawson, 24″ x 24″

Ann Yeager Lawson has art displayed at WLAN, “We Love Art Now” Gallery, 252 North Queen Street, Lancaster PA. Her piece shown left, is part of the exhibit which will run through April 28th.

Heavy Metal by Thom Kulp

Heavy Metal by Thom Kulp

Thom Kulp and Robert McCloskey are participating in the York Art Associations Spring Members Exhibit, 220 S Marshall St  York, PA. The show will be on display through May 18th.

Tina Berrier with her 3rd place winner!!!

Tina Berrier with her 3rd place winner!!!

Tina Berrier and Judy Kelly have been accepted to the Mechanicsburg Art Center Juried Show, 18 Artcraft Dr, Mechanicsburg, PA, which opened this past Friday, April 12th. Tina won a 3rd place award for one of her entries to the show which will be on display until May 3rd.

Joan Maguire at City House Bed & Breakfast

Joan Maguire at City House Bed & Breakfast

Joan Maquire will be the featured artist in Third in the Burg at City House Bed & Breakfast, 915 N Front St  Harrisburg, PA on April 19, 6-9pm.

Doug Tomlinson at the Capital 10 Miler

Doug Tomlinson at the Capital 10 Miler

Doug Tomlinson and Susan Darling recently participated in the The CAPITAL 10-MILER in Harrisburg, PA, a run/walk event that benefits many arts organizations of the capital region. Doug ran the 10 miles, while Susan walked it! Way to go! Support the Arts!!!

Mathematically Abstract by Tami Bitner

Mathematically Abstract by Tami Bitner

Tami Bitner was the featured artist in Harrisburg Magazine for the month of April. You can read Tami’s article online here.

We are proud of the accomplishments of our artist members of M & M Mixed Media Art Group!!! Read more about our members on the Mixed Media Art Group website.

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Joan Maguire Featured Artist at Third in the Burg

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M & M member, Joan Maguire of Hershey, Pennsylvania, will be the featured artist at City House Bed & Breakfast, 915 N. Front Street, Harrisburg. The event will be held April 19, 6-9pm during the Third in the Burg city wide event. The show, titled “All Things Bright and Beautiful,” will have more than 75 original watercolor paintings, abstracts and photography.

A unique collection of watercolor on Yupo paper (a plastic-like surface) and Masa (rice paper), along with paintings on more traditional surfaces will be featured.  “This 3rd in the Burg gallery-style event will be a little different than others in town,” said Maguire.  “First, the building itself is absolutely stunning.  You immediately feel at home when you walk in the doors.  The high ceilings and excellent light through the extensive windows make it a superb location for showcasing works of art.”

The first 50 visitors to City House B&B will also be treated to a signed and numbered 5X7-inch print of one of Maguire’s watercolors.  “There will be something here for everyone – watercolor demonstrations on Masa, try your hand at painting on Yupo, original works of art starting at $25, cards, Giclee (archival) prints, photography, original framed art and refreshments!”

Talking about her art Maguire said “I have done quite a few painting this year using Yupo paper.  Because the paint is not absorbed into the paper your colors remain as vibrant as you have applied them.  Most of my paintings on Yupo have at least 15 paint layers which result in a deep richness.”  The original Yupo paintings include scenes of koi, palms, waterfalls, large florals and abstract. “You cannot take yourself too seriously as a painter on Yupo because the paint easily flows and pools” Maguire said.  The artist will have an area where visitors can dabble with the Yupo paper and watercolors.

Creating art on Masa paper has been an intriguing process for the artist.  Preparing the surface to start a painting is done by crumbling, opening, crumbling, soaking, squeezing, staining, gluing and then waiting for the Masa to dry.  A demonstration of this process and the stunning results which create semi-transparent background images and subtle textures will be given throughout the evening.

Visit the M & M website to view more of Joan Maguire’s art.

Tami Bitner in Harrisburg Magazine

Tami Bitner 2013

The M & M Mixed Media Art Group is proud to have another member featured in Harrisburg Magazine. Tami Bitner was interviewed by Scott Campbell for the April 2013 issue, which just recently hit the news stands. Get your issue today to read the article about Tami’s wonderful abstract art

Tami is an active member of the M & M’s and exhibits with them regularly. She is also represented locally by Harrisburg’s Gallery @ Second. She has won awards from the Art Association of Harrisburg, Art Alliance of Central Pennsylvania and the Waynesboro Studio Art Club.

Her work is currently on display at Penn National Insurance through July. Schein Ernst Eye Associates at Capital Med Center hosts an exhibit from October through December.

You can see more of Tami’s art by visiting the Mixed Media Art Group website.