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At the Ice House:
September 24 – November 7, 2021
Up, Up, and Away
Curated by Cat Hutton
Art that not only embraces flight, but also the idea of flying free. A huge variety of artistic mediums are on display – a true feast for the eyes. Art that helps the spirit soar!
Hall of Dreams & Carr-Kelly Galleries
Oil paintings are meant to be experienced in person. Visit us and let each piece raise your eyebrow, touch your heart and tickle your soul.
Abstracts with a theme of the natural world in a fluid motion with hidden gems to be discovered. Illustrations are in ink and watercolor.
Gallery Hours: Thursday – Monday, 11am – 5 pm.
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MACreate Adult Art Classes
November 6, 2021, 2 – 4 p.m.
Mix It Up With Mixed Media
LeeAnn Brannon, Instructor
This class will explore abstract art—art that does not attempt to represent an accurate depiction of a visual reality but instead uses shapes, colors, forms and gestural marks to achieve its effect. Abstract art can mean anything you want it to in your personal work, giving you boundless territory to create. We will experiment with various media and try new techniques to create our own version of abstract art that is an expression that is totally unique and personal. There is no one way nor any wrong way to create your multi-media piece of art. All materials will be provided for this class. Tuition: $35/ $30 MAC members. Class size limited – Register online or by calling 304-258-2300.
November 20, 2021, 11 am – 12:30 pm at Cacapon Resort State Park
Stained Glass Mosaic
Michele Pasciullo, Instructor
Discover how you can brighten your life with mosaic! Stained glass has fascinated us for centuries. With a slight twist on traditional creations, you can learn the technique of glass on glass mosaic and create your own one of a kind work of art. Choose from a rainbow of brightly colored stained glass grouted with black to create a similar effect in a fraction of the time. In this workshop we will use a flower-inspired design to create a 6” x 6” panel to hang it in your sunny window. All materials provided. Tuition: $35/ $30 MAC members. Class size limited – Register online or by calling 304-258-2300.
Our artists continue to work through the pandemic and, just like all of us…it’s driving creativity through activities familiar and new:
Glenn has been busy creating beautiful new metal work in his new side blast, water cooled forge.
Ice House Co-op artist Pam Didawick created colorful images of spring with colored metalwork and mixed media fairy gardens.
Local artist Hiroko Rubin made this beautiful rug and then created a colorful fabric mushroom garden to complement it!
“Being a household that did have the coronavirus in it has definitely put many things in a different light for us. We were quarantined for over a month- I made this bowl and I titled it ‘Grounded’.”
MAC Co-op artist Pat Williams created these floral mosaics and “planted them this spring”.
Area glass artist and previous gallery show curator Maureen Storey is busy creating beautiful glass spring flowers.
Portrait Artist (Graphite)
Local artist Margie Redmond continues to focus on people with her detailed drawings.
Mosaic at home
Claiming “too much time on my hands”, Morgan County artist and school teacher Anna Ruggiero created this beautiful mosaic on her stairs. We think her dog approves and so do we!
Local Artist Kathleen Reagan answered our call by sharing her birds. It’s a time when we’re all focusing on their springtime re-emergence.
Frog Valley Artisans Veronica Wilson, Cheryl Ann Langlais and Mark Schwenk are cultivating their sculpture garden:
“The Radical Love of God”
Local Artist LeeAnn Brannon just completed this painting as a response to this turbulent time we are living in. “I have lately felt circumstances are like that now – out of control, spinning with no clear direction.”
Ice House Co-op artist Allison Young has kept busy painting people’s pets…those who keep us company in our isolation.
Oil on Canvas 20″x24″
Artist Evelyn Garcia has created this imposing piece and notes that “besides my pets, it’s what has been keeping me company.”
Carol & John-Pierre Hsu
“Corona Garden Activity”
Ice House Co-op artists Carol and J-P have been busy outside taking a break from their usual work in creating contemporary anodized aluminum jewelry and mobiles to create beautiful garden art! They’re promising more to follow, so stay tuned.
Ice House Co-op wood artisan Chris Bosley is taking the wood pile further and continues to craft beatiful natural pieces.
Artists Jennifer and Bob Peake created an online course that is being delivered to Morgan County Schools through its “MoCoEduOnline” curriculum access for students as we continue to deliver our Arts Integration program.
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Call for MAC Volunteers!You have talent! You like working with kids! You love MAC and want to help Get More Art Out There! Share your art, talent, interests at the Warm Springs Middle School MC After 3 – afterschool enrichment program and help MAC earn money for youth programming! Volunteer an hour or two of your time to support our kids. Summer hours available too! Call 304-258-2300 for more information. More info about MC After 3.
MAC Office Hours: Monday – Thursday, 10 am – 5 pm.
Community Events at the Ice House
Other Community Sponsored Art Events
For more information on this event in Morgan County, please contact the event sponsor directly.
The Berkeley Springs Studio Tour sponsors an annual self-guided tour of artist studios in Morgan County scheduled for October 23 & 24, 2021. Visit www.berkeleyspringsstudiotour.org for more info or call 304-249-8803.