Nostalgic State II included in G6 Graphic Art Biennial of Szeklerland in Romania
Maria’s reductive linocut print, Nostalgic State II, has been selected as one of 301 pieces from more than 2100 submissions for the 2020 G6 Graphic Art Biennial of Szeklerland, organized by the Cultural Center of Covasna County, the Lăzarea Cultural and Creation Center and the Mureș County Museum in Romania. This is the sixth edition and tenth anniversary of the Biennial of Szeklerland. Unfortunately, the museum exhibit of the biennial, which had been scheduled for the Transylvanian Art Center, has had to be cancelled due to Covid-19 pandemic, but the catalogue, selection, and awarding of prizes are still being organized.
Nostalgic is a reductive linocut printed as two limited editions, one on Shoji rice paper (three prints) and one on Fabriano rag paper (two prints), in May 2018. It is part of the Cells, Souls and Personalities series, exploring what personality traits may look like on a cellular level.
Shared Energies Podcast Interview
Fiona and Maria were interviewed this week about their collaborative Shared Energies project on the Canadian Podcast “In Conversation with Stephen Hurley” through VoicEd radio . If you have half an hour take a listen to the conversation on their take on the role of artists in society today, how they came to collaborate and what they have learned about the collaborative process.
Open Studio Event
Maria is delighted to invite the public to visit her studio at 98 Victoria Road in Dartmouth, NS, Canada on October 20th, noon – 3pm. A variety of pieces from different bodies of work will be on view including pieces from Cellular Expressions as well as Cells, Souls and Personalities. There will be small and large works available as well as hand printed cards. This is a free event but for your convenience cash, e-transfer, debit tap and credit cards are all accepted when a purchase is made.
Fiona and Maria featured on CTV news Atlantic Live at 5
Fiona and Maria’s collaboration Shared Energies project was featured today on CTV news Atlantic Live at 5. They were interviewed about their project during their residency at the Saint John Arts Centre.
Residency and Workshop at River Art Centre
Maria has been invited to do an artist residency at the River Art Centre in conjunction with Andrew & Laura McCain Art Gallery in Florenceville-Bristol, NB from June 7th – 16th. Visitors are welcome during Maria’s residency at the River Art Centre. On June 8th, Maria will be teaching an all day reductive Relief printmaking workshop. Please contact the Andrew & Laura McCain gallery to register at 506-392-6769
Two New Workshops in Maria’s studio
Maria will be offering a two-day Multi-block relief printmaking workshop in May at her studio in Dartmouth, NS. Registration is now open for this workshop. To register please contact Maria directly at firstname.lastname@example.org
There will also be a Monotype workshop held at Maria’s studio on May 11th.
To register please contact Maria directly at email@example.com
Summer Screen Printing at Lunenburg School of the Arts
This August will be the third year in a row that Maria is teaching screen printing in Lunenburg daily for a week. It’s a glorious time to be in Lunenburg, the weather, the town’s lovely atmosphere, the fantastic restaurants, the harbour, the cute houses… and of course the workshop space which is a fabulous wooden structure historical building that used to be a car dealership a long time ago. To register for this class please visit the LSA website directly.
Monotype Workshop at Sunbury Shores
Maria will be teaching a 3-day Monotype workshop at the Sunbury Shores Arts and Nature Centre in the beautiful vacation town of St. Andrews, NB on June 21-23, 2019. Students will be creating experimental one of a kind prints using plexiglass, Akua ink and paper. You can register for this workshop on the Sunbury Shores website directly.
Cellular Expressions in the News
The wonderful Joanie Veitch interviewed Maria after her artist talk and followed with a fabulous article for the Chronicle Herald and its local Dartmouth Community paper the Dartmouth Tribune. You can read the article online here.
Snapd Dartmouth Photographer Amelia Cruddas attended the Opening reception at the Craig Gallery and photos were published online as well as in the March issue of the paper.
Cellular Expressions – Opening Reception
Maria’s Cellular Expressions exhibition of 160 drawings opened on February 7th. A very interested crowd of people attended the reception including local artist and legend Tom Forestall and his son and artist Frank Forestall. Snapd Dartmouth photographer Amelia Cruddas whose photographs will be published in the next Snapd Issue attended as well.