Archive for January, 2011

ART MATTERS Exhibition in Rockville, Maryland

January 6, 2011

a selection of eco-spiritual paintings and prints by
Marian Osher

Exhibition Dates:  January 9 – February 6, 2011

Artist’s Reception and Talk:
Sunday, January 23, 2011   11:30 am – 1:00 pm

Location:  Unitarian Universalist Church of Rockville
100 Welsh Park Drive, Rockville, MD 20850
Phone: 301-762-7666

Hours:  Monday thru Friday, 10 am – 4 pm    Sundays, 11 am – 12 pm
Located in the Entrance Corridor, Fellowship Hall, Founder’s Hall and Lobby.
Ask in the office to have the lights turned on.

What does a painting inspired by the John Lennon Imagine Memorial have in common with an abstract aerial landscape and a mandala?  Marian Osher finds inspiration for her artwork from a diverse range of internal and external sources.  ART MATTERS includes new artwork and a retrospective selection of paintings and prints created over a 10 year period to combat fear, promote connection and mindfulness, and raise awareness of the importance of living in harmony with the environment.

“Over the last decade, my art has allowed me to share the insights and realizations that have changed me as a person,” says Marian Osher. “I hope that the viewer will find connections between this exhibition and their own life-shaping experiences.” Marian Osher

ART MATTERS celebrates the artist’s continuing commitment to creating eco-spiritual art. “Fearless Flying,” a solo exhibition created by the artist to combat her fear of flying, was shown in New York and in Washington, DC in 2010.  “Seen Unseen,” March 2010, NY, synthesized her fascination with the urban world of NYC and her experiences as an eco artist.  Osher’s 2007, 2008 and 2009 solo shows in Washington, DC and NY focused on environmental issues and mindfulness.  Multiple volunteer experiences in Montana for the Buffalo Field Campaign inspired artwork to raise awareness of the plight of the Yellowstone Buffalo.  In 2007, Environmental Defense selected Osher’s artwork for the cover of their Pocket Seafood Selector, that helps consumers to make environmentally sound seafood choices.  Previous solo shows have explored spirituality and universal connections between diverse cultures and the natural world.

Montgomery Life Magazine – Artists Among Us

January 6, 2011

I wanted to share this feature article written by Pamela Schipper, Managing Editor of Montgomery Life Magazine.  This is a delightful and flavorful color magazine, chock full of interesting diversions and resources in Montgomery County, historic soundbites, and interviews with artists, musicians, chefs and MC County folks.  I guess it makes me think of texture, the variety of “textures” of Montgomery County.

So I was really excited and of course a bit nervous about being interviewed and photographed as the featured artist for the January/February issue.  I have to say that Pam Schipper is an excellent and insightful interviewer who put readily put me at ease.  The interview was actually fun.  The photographer came to my studio a few days later.  As a person who takes a lot of pictures with my trusty digital camera, it is much easier for me to be behind the camera than in front of it.  I think there are others who share this feeling.  However, again, I was pleasantly surprised by the naturalness of her approach.  Pretty soon after she arrived I felt like I was being visited by a friend and was almost not aware of the camera.

Click on the link below to view the article. I hope that you will check out the rest of magazine on paper, either by subscribing or picking one up from your Montgomery County Library.  You might find that Montgomery County has a lot of special surprises that you might not be aware of.

ArtistAmongUs_0111 Marian Osher