Monday, January 24, 2022

Center for the Arts Presents ‘Faces, Figures & Fantasies’

A Quirky Visual Adventure

Marco Island Center for the Arts invites the public to the December “Art of Clay: Faces, Figures and Fantasies” exhibition. The Art Center’s Clay Guild will be displaying this quirky visual adventure in the Lauritzen & Rush Galleries. In the exhibition, this medium morphs into fantasy beings; faces are re-invented with clay and irreverent materials; figures are humorous, idiosyncratic and may just look like treasures from another dimension!

By Judy Becker

The Clay Guild’s December exhibition is dedicated to Marco Island artist Marian Miller, the first official president of the Clay Guild. She was an enthusiastic volunteer with the “Art League” that in later years became known as Marco Island Center for the Arts. A beautiful sampling of Marian Miller’s clay work will be on display.

The “Art of Clay: Faces, Figures and Fantasies” exhibition runs from December 3 – 20, 2018, Monday through Friday from 9 AM to 4 PM. The Second Tuesday opening reception is on December 11 from 5:30-7 PM. A $10 donation is suggested for non-members. Taste of the Arts appetizers and samplings will be provided by Nacho Mama’s.

The artist showcased in the La Petite Galerie is Susan Fraley. Her abstract work is full of color and uses techniques like scraping, blotting and scrumbling to create form and texture.

Pinwheels by Susan Fraley.

Mini Masters Silent Auction and Sale will take place in the Art Center’s atrium from December 4 – 20, 2018 during Art Center hours. A silent auction of these works will begin on December 4th and end at 6:30 PM during the Second Tuesday reception. Remaining Mini Masters will be in the Atrium until December 20th and available for purchase at $40 each.

Nancy Norman’s Gizelle.

Leinani by Ann Vreeland.

Mary Lamont, Clay Face.

Bowls by Barney Halaschak.

By Virginia Mueller.

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