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Mixed Media – Artists’ ReceptionMay 7, 2017 @ 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm

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May 7, 2017 @ 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm


May 7, 2017
12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
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Mixed Media – Artists’ Reception

“Mixed Media: Works by Maria Formoso, Myra Joyce and Joan O’Brien”

Just in time for your art-loving Mom, Gallery 18 presents “Mixed Media” a colorful show of diverse works, fitting of spring.
All are invited to the artists’ reception on Sunday May 7, 12:30 pm to 3:30 pm.

Maria Formoso uses nature and botanical subjects for her art.  She grew up in Cuba where she was surrounded by tropical foliage.  Her work features vividly colored flowers, trees, birds, sea shells and abstract forms in a variety of mediums such as water color, colored pencil, graphite, pen and ink and pastel.  Inspired by Georgia O’Keefe and Richard Karwoski, Formoso has a certificate in botanical art and illustration from the New York Botanical Garden.  She has exhibited widely in the New York City area, Westchester County, Vermont and Connecticut.

Myra P. Joyce is a digital artist who combines her love of computers and all things digital to create beautiful images.  A neuroscientist by degree, Joyce has morphed into a graphic artist/web designer as well as an avid photographer.  Most of the images in this show are “fractal art” which involves using mathematical equations to render abstract forms which are then manipulated to enhance their beauty and mystery. Photographs of Wave Hill are also featured in her exhibit.

Joan O’Brien, a retired teacher and school psychologist has long been a believer in the power of nature and its beauty to contribute to our human capacity to seek and find peace in our lives.  It is through photography that she tries to reveal her deep appreciation of the beauty of creation and its gifts to us.  O’Brien is a member of the Riverdale Art Association and has exhibited widely and received numerous awards both in the New York City area, Westchester and Vermont.  http:// members/joan-obrien/