Happy Holidays from the M & M’s

Members of Mixed Media Art Group (from left): Lynn Kennedy Putt, Ann Yeager Lawson, Susan Davitti Darling, Mary Kandray Gelenser, Christine Goldbeck, Judy Kelly, Tina Berrier, Rick Snizik, Joan Maguire, Doug Tomlinson, Elaine Brady Smith, Joanne Finkle, Sue Blosser

1410769_10202004945677184_966095373_o 1487901_10202004945517180_250257780_o 1500832_10202004945757186_295483596_o 1504491_10202004945637183_1656777184_oThe members of Mixed Media Art Group would like to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!!!

And we want to thank you for a great year!!!

Thanks for taking the time to view our work on this blog, on our website and on our Facebook page throughout 2013. You, our followers, have shown so much enthusiasm for what we have been working on and we appreciate your interest! We look forward to bringing you lots of new and fabulous art in 2014!!!

Here are some candid photos taken during our recent reception at Arts on Union. The photos really show the fun nature of this group!!! There are 18 of us, and although some are missing from the photos, we are all united in the spirit of creativity within this group.

There is still time to see our current exhibit at Arts on Union, 203 N Union St, Middletown, PA. Visit us Saturdays and Sundays NOW through January 2014. Small paintings, cards, prints, wine glasses and other art objects from our artists will be available for purchase. The gallery is open Saturdays and Sundays through the end of January. Saturday hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m, Sundays,noon to 4 p.m. Contact us if you need a special time or private showing.

We are proud of all our Mixed Media Art Group members:

Linda Benton McCloskey

Tina Berrier

Tami Bitner

Sue Blosser

Elaine Brady Smith

Susan Davitti Darling

Joanne Finkle

Christine Goldbeck

Mary Kandray Gelenser

Judy Kelly

Lynn Kennedy Putt

Thom Kulp

Ann Yeager Lawson

Joan Maguire

Robert McCloskey

Rick Snizik

Catherine Stone

Doug Tomlinson

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Arts on Union in December

GRAPHIC2Arts on Union will exhibit work by the Mixed Media Art Group, Saturday, Dec. 7 through Jan. 26 at the gallery and studio, 203 North Union St, Middletown, PA.  The public is invited to a free reception with the artists on Saturday, Dec. 7 from 5 to 9 p.m. Gallery hours are Saturdays from 11 am to 4 pm and Sundays from noon to 4 pm.

Painters, photographers and assemblage artists from Central Pennsylvania comprise the MMAG. The group exhibits and sells its art locally, nationally and internationally. Media include encaustic, collage, mixed media, acrylic, watercolor, oil, cold wax, photography, assemblage, and digital. Styles range from traditional to contemporary and exploratory. Large and small works at affordable price points will be available throughout the exhibition.

For more information about the gallery and the artists, please visit Arts on Union and Mixed Media Art Group.

Judy Kelly at AAH Invitational

Mixed Media Art Group member, Judy Kelly, aka robot Girl, will be showing her amazing robot assemblages at the upcoming 5 Artist Invitational Exhibit at the Art Association of Harrisburg. The exhibit opens Friday, December 6th, with an artist reception from 5 pm – 8 pm. Judy’s robots will be on display along with 4 other artists until January 2, 2014.

Judy Kelly -Robot GirlJudy is a mixed media, collage, and assemblage artist from Harrisburg. She began making her robots just a few years ago, out of a passion for her love of small and interesting objects. She scours local flea markets for materials and it is there that one of the dealers dubbed her “Robot Girl”. Judy Kelly - Robot Girl

You can see more of Judy’s work on the Mixed Media Art Group website.

Ann Lawson at Franz Fox Studios

Cotton Candy by Ann Lawson

“Cotton Candy” by Ann Lawson. 24″ x 28″ mixed media

Franz Fox Studios and Gallery, 136 North Prince Street, Lancaster, PA 17603 will be featuring guest artist, Ann Lawson for the month of November. There will be an artist reception on Friday, November 1 from 5 pm until 9 pm  Ann is a fine arts painter who works predominantly in mixed media abstract art. 

Ann speaks about her art: “I discovered my passion for abstract art when I was encouraged to take a class after a friend of mine saw a rock, yes, a rock, I had painted for a garden in 2009.  I took my Mother’s art class and fell in love with abstract art.  I paint primarily with acrylic and mixed media elements, including charcoal, pastels, modeling paste, tar gels; anything that can add texture to my canvas.  I will also incorporate items from nature like bark, leaves, and even salt to add interest.”

Ann lives in Harrisburg with her three children and works full-time as an executive assistant. She is also an active member of the Mixed Media Art Group.

Susan Davitti Darling in Naked Truth

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Susan Davitti Darling will be showing her art in a group exhibit at York Arts@City Arts118 West Philadelphia Street, York, PA 17401. The exhibit opens with an artist reception on Nov 1, 5pm-9pm, and runs through Nov 30th. Gallery hours are Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays 10am-4pm.

Susan’s work is lovely, colorful and lighthearted  Here is how she describes her art: “I am passionate about collage. I find every aspect of it appealing. There is rummaging and collecting. Just looking for and finding things to use in the process is like a wonderful scavenger hunt. There is a feel to collage: papers of different weights, surface qualities and textures. Feathers, bottle caps, and stones offer their own delights. Collage is full of play for me.”

Susan is an active member of Mixed Media Art Group and you can view more of her work here and on her website: http://www.davittidarling.com/

Mixed Media Art Group at CALC

 

 

MMAG_CALCShow copyMixed Media Art Group will be exhibiting “Into the Mix” at Carlisle Arts Learning Center September 13-October 5. Visit with the artists at the opening reception this Friday, September 13, 6:30-8pm at CALC, 38 W Pomfret Street, Carlisle, PA.  Come see a wide variety of mixed media, photography, cold wax, encaustic and digital art.

CALC serves and enriches the community by encouraging creativity and self-esteem through exploration and appreciation of the visual arts. It does this via classes and workshops, exhibits, and participation in community events. Since its founding in January 1992, CALC has offered a variety of courses for children and adults in a number of settings, including the Carlisle YWCA, Carlisle Community Center, One West Penn, Cumberland Crossings, and Memorial Park Train Station.

You can learn more view the art of Mixed Media Art Group by visiting their website at www.mixedmediaartgroup.com.

M & M’s Exhibit in 25th Gallery Walk

2013 Harrisburg Gallery Walk banner

Mixed Media Art Group will be exhibiting during Harrisburg’s 25th Annual Gallery Walk at Pine Street Presbyterian Church, 310 N Third Street, Harrisburg, PA on Sunday, September 8, 11am-6pm.

Members Tami Bitner, Joan Maguire, Christine Goldbeck and Bob McCloskey will be demonstrating their painting skills outside and you can visit with other members and view some outstanding artwork inside! It’s a guaranteed great stop on the tour of Harrisburg’s finest galleries!!!

For more information view the Art Association of Harrisburg website where  there is a printable pdf map, which includes all the locations on Gallery Walk.

And don’t forget that many of our M & M members will also have art on display at the Art Association of Harrisburg for the Annual Membership Show, with “Literary Allusions” theme. We look forward to seeing you at both locations!!!

You can find more information about our members at www.mixedmediaartgroup.com.