Artist of the Month

Mary KaneIMG 5287

From December 12 to February 18, Mary Kane's exhibit, All Art Is Spiritual will display in the Fireside Gallery. In addition to celebrating the exhibit, we’ll celebrate Mary’s contribution to visual arts at MLUC. Since 1991 when the church was rebuilt and the "gallery" was established through Helen Johnson's efforts, Mary has organized a variety of talented artists’ exhibits in the Fireside Gallery, including those of students, children, and those with disabilities. Artist of the Month themes have included gun violence prevention, “nasty” women, prominent black figures from Philadelphia, environmental art, and more. In addition to Visual Arts, Mary has played an active role in creating a sustainable environment through the ECO/Green Sanctuary Committee.

After receiving a BFA in painting, Mary moved to the Philadelphia area where she studied art further. Layering on more experience and confidence in painting, she moved from realism to abstraction. Her style is strongly influenced by the abstract expressionists. Mary says she feels a painting is “finished” when she has surprised herself.

Her current compositions are gestural, while still containing space and form. One viewer described her work as “a symphony of color, rhythms, intervals and vibrations…as if we were seeing music.” Mary was the winner of the Visual Arts Solo Show Award given at a recent Artists Equity show, juried by well known juror Neil Dreibelbis.

A reception will take place January 6 from 12 to 3:00 p.m.

 

Fireside Room Hours: 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Mon-Fri;  9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Sunday

Past Exhibits

Art on Avenue of the States (November 4 - December 9)

Jingsi Li & Hera Zhou (September 16 - October 29)

Summer Appreciation (June 15 - September 1)

Ann Keech (May 12 - June 11)

Souls Shot Art Exhibition (February 8 - April 1)

Center for Creative Works (December 15 - January 30)

Tiantian Li (November 8 - December 13)

Enzhao Liu (September 21 - November 2)

Nasty Women Art Show 

Alice Dustin (March 12 - April 17)

Linda Dubin Garfield/Elsa Wachs (January 15 - February 20)

Center for Creative Works (December 4 - January 8)

Edwina Brennan (September 11 - October 16)

Visual Arts Group (July - September 10)

David Gerbstadt (June 1 - June 26)

Members Art Show (April 5 - May)

Mickie Rosen (February 24 - March 17)

Elynne Rosenfeld (January 13 - February 21)

Barbara J. Zucker (October 22 - November 30)

Constance Cullpepper (September 12 - October 8)

MLUC Visual Arts Group (July 1 - September 10)

Robin Hotchkiss (June 3 - June 29)

Brian H. Peterson (May 8 - May 31)

Members Art Show (April 9 - May 3)

Barbara Bugliani & Mary Kane (April 9 - May 3)

Ellen Carver (February 11 - March 9)

Ted Ellis (December 21 - January 25)

Center for Creative Works (November 25 - December 14)

Ruth Wolf (October 19 - November 23)

Pam McLean Parker (September 5 - October 12)

Visual Arts Group Made You Look (July 5 - August 31)

Noah Addis: Future Cities (June 1 - 29)

Members Art Show (May 1 - June 6)

Nancy Agati (April 2 - April 27)

Mark Mellett (February 26 - March 31)

Select Invitational Show and Fabric of Peace Quilts (January 17 - February 23)
Featuring paintings by Leslie Bowen, Giuliana Calabi, Mary Kane, Sandi Neiman Lovitz, and Valetta

ArtWell Group Exhibit (December 7 - January 12, 2014)

Laszlo Bagi: Almost All Trees (October 27 - December 1)

Betsy R. Miraglia: Paper / Print / Collage (September 15 - October 20)

Members Art Show (May 4 - September 8)

Amie Potsic: Made in China and Endangered Seasons (March 21 - April 28)

ARTsisters: Recycled, green art (February 16 - March 17)

Dumpster Divers: Upcycling Trash to Treasure (January 5 - February 10, 2013)

Emmy Lou Packard: Retrospective presented by her son Don Cairns (November 25 - December 31)

Kassem Amoudi: Narrative figure and color field paintings (October 13 - November 18, 2012)