Build a Bird
April 15 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm$40
Build a Bird
Saturday, April 15, 2023, An afternoon creating is just a good afternoon! Join in to create a collage of your favorite bird. We will be working on a 6×6 board to create your bird. A multitude of materials are available for your use, but if you have something special you would like to include bring it on. Also, there will be an assortment of frames available to pop your masterpiece into for an additional cost of ten dollars and can be prepaid with your registration or at the event. Feel free to bring a snack and drink and we will enjoy some spring creativity!Register Today
History of Collage (from the French: coller, “to glue”; French pronunciation: [kɔ.laʒ]) is a technique of art production, primarily used in the visual arts, where the artwork is made from an assemblage of different forms, thus creating a new whole.A collage may sometimes include magazine and newspaper clippings, ribbons, paint, and bits of colored or handmade paper. It also may include portions of artwork, texts, photographs, and found objects, glued to a piece of paper or canvas. The origins of collage can be traced back hundreds of years, but this technique made a dramatic reappearance in the early 20th century as an art form of novelty.The term collage was coined by both Georges Braque and Pablo Picasso at the beginning of the 20th century when collage became a distinctive part of modern art.
Since the age of twelve, Mary Ann knew she wanted to be a painter. Born and raised in Northeast Ohio, Mary Ann’s art is informed by the natural beauty of Northeast Ohio; particularly of Geauga County. Mary Ann’s expressive paintings resonate with her love of the natural world. Her paintings emphasize the energy of the brushstroke and have an abundant use of color. This energetic style and freedom of color are carried over into Mary Ann’s abstract works. Along with her landscapes, these paintings further emphasize her love of personal expression allowed through the painting process.
Mary Ann has her degree in Fine Arts from Hiram College and has been painting for 40 years. She has exhibited in Ohio in numerous juried exhibitions and has had several solo shows. Currently, her work is represented by the Artisan’s Corner Gallery in Newbury, Ohio, Hayley New Albany, Ohio, and the Bonfoey Gallery in Cleveland, Ohio. Mary Ann’s work is also in private collections, most notably in that of television personality Patricia Heaton of Everybody Loves Raymond and The Middle, YouTube Personality Coyote Peterson, and of local singer-songwriter Alex Bevan.