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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.

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M & M’s in Gallery Walk


This Sunday, September 9, from 11:00am till 6:00pm the Mixed Media Art Group (M & M’s) will be participating in the 24th Annual Harrisburg Gallery Walk in Harrisburg, PA.  A variety of mixed media art and photography from our members will be on display at the Pine Street Presbyterian Church, 310 North 3rd St. (side entrance, Third & South St. into the “Gathering Place”

Gallery Walk is a long time tradition in Harrisburg, sponsored by the Art Association of Harrisburg.  The walking tour includes 21 locations in galleries, restaurants, and businesses throughout the city. You can obtain complete tour information and locations by clicking here.

The other exhibition sites to visit on Gallery Walk include:

The John Harris/Simon Cameron Mansion
St. Stephen’s Mission Gallery
Penn National Insurance
Whitaker Centre For Science & The Arts
CASA Gallery @Capital Area School of the Arts
The Gallery at Walnut Place
Gallery@Second
Mangia Qui & Suba
The State Museum of Pennsylvania
Susquehanna Art Museum
Historic Harrisburg Resource Centre
Midtown Scholar Bookstore
Fenetre Gallery at HACC Midtown
North Gallery
Little Amps Coffee Roasters
The Governor’s Residence
Mitrani at Home

David Henry at AAH Summer Soiree

M & M artist member, David Henry will be exhibiting his landscape paintings at Midtown #2 of Art Association of Harrisburg’s Summer Soiree’s.

Summer Soirees are annual indoor-outdoor gatherings at beautiful local homes and serve as showcases for talented artists and their work.

The event will be Saturday, August 18, 5-8 PM at  802 Green Street, Harrisburg hosted by Kevin Hancock and Kevin Sheets. The house is a 3 story mid-19th century home with a patio.

In addition to David’s work, the popular plein air artists Brian Eppley, Jonathan Frazier and Steve Wetzel will display their paintings. The music of Jazz musician Jimmy Wood will augment the ambiance. Farm-to-table summer dishes and sangria will complement the art and music!

Tickets are $40 per person and can be purchased through the Art Association of Harrisburg website or by calling 717-236-1432.

AAH Summer Soiree with Thom Kulp

M & M artist member, Thom Kulp will be exhibiting his mixed media art at the first Art Association of Harrisburg’s Summer Soiree’s.

Summer Soirees are annual indoor-outdoor gatherings at beautiful local homes and serve as showcases for talented artists and their work.

The event will be hosted this Saturday, June 9, 5-8 PM at  2301 Oakwood Road, Harrisburg by  Mark Hughes, Dr. Kirstin Snow & David W. Volkmanin. The house, located in the historic Bellevue Park area is a beautiful  Dutch Colonial-style home built in the early 1900’s.

In addition to Thom Kulp’s mixed media art, Judge Jeannine Turgeon, Donna Curanzy-Seltzer, and Diane Witcoski will also be exhibiting their art, photography and jewelry. Hors d’ouevres and beverages will be served.

Tickets are $40 per person and can be purchased through the Art Association of Harrisburg website or by calling 717-236-1432.