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zepedaCarlos Zepeda

pinkshell_smallRaised in Belize, shaped by the beautiful Belizean landscapes and Mayan spiritual beliefs, Carlos Zepeda incorporates this background into each of his hand-crafted pieces of art. A silversmith by trade, Carlos fuses silver with natural stones, beads, and shells in each of his pieces.

dendric_smallOne cannot ignore the centerpiece of Carlos’s artwork which is the beautiful conch shell. Carlos has a deep passion for the sea and all the creatures that lie within. A single mollusk shell provides a palate of natural pinks and oranges embedded in its’ spirals.  Carlos sees in this natural beauty the cycle of life and incorporates this theme throughout his pieces.

dendric2_smallCarlos’ interest in art started out when he was a young boy and enjoyed painting.  He worked many different jobs to earn money, including cutting cane and working as a snorkel guide; however his passion for art persisted.  He took painting classes in Belize, but his interests migrated toward the technical skills of silversmithing.  He was inspired by many artists however apprenticed under Waldo Munoz, a Chilean silversmith.  He continued to travel throughout Central America and was deeply moved by the many ruins the Mayan culture left behind and by the raw gemstones hidden within the earth’s natural folds.  He studied natural gems and to this day, hand chooses each stone.  He then will begin sculpting and hand firing a unique silver setting for each shell or stone provided by nature.  He does not use molds or fancy machinery but rather crafts each piece with a hand torch and simple tools.

fossil_smallOver the years Carlos’ jewelry creations have developed, and his efforts have been recognized with several awards including:
•    Havre de Grace Art Show:  Best in Show2013 & 2014
    Corn Hill Art Festival, Rochester, New York: First Place-Jewelry
•    Sea Wall Art Show, 2014, Portsmouth, Virginia: Honorable Mention
•    Saucon Creek Art Festival, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania: Best in Show
•    Syracuse Arts and Crafts Festival 2015: Honorable Mention

fossil2_smallIn 2009, Carlos founded Cozaana, the jewelry business named after the Mayan Creator God Cozaana.  Carlos greatest hope is that the people wearing his jewelry feel they are wearing a piece of art. He is 100% committed to the quality production and integrity of each piece.

adventurine_smallCarlos currently resides in Edgewater, Maryland and regularly posts photos of his latest creation on his website and facebook page.

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8090 Main Street

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MONDAY 11am–6pm
TUESDAY closed
WEDNESDAY 11am–6pm
THURSDAY 11am–6pm
FRIDAY 11am–7pm
SATURDAY 11am–7pm
SUNDAY 11am–6pm

Dear Friends, ART SOLD IN THE LAST SEVEN (7) DAYS!! at HorseSpirit Arts Gallery in Old Ellicott City, MD. There are many more beautiful pieces of art to see, so come find a unique treasure from the original creations of our 47 Local Artists. And enjoy all the shops and restaurants in Old Ellicott City! We look forward to welcoming you. Much kindness, Robin Holliday

Robin Holliday
HorseSpirit Arts Gallery, Owner / Curator
Robin.Holliday@horsespiritartsgallery.com
HorseSpiritArtsGallery.com
8090 Main Street, Ellicott City MD 21043
Gallery: 410-461-3505
Open Monday 11AM-6PM, Tuesday CLOSED, Wednesday & Thursday 11AM-6PM, Friday & Saturday 11AM-7PM+, Sunday 11AM-6PM
Voted "Best Art Gallery" Howard County 2016

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Dear Friends, TOMORROW, SUNDAY, 8 APRIL, 1-4PM, 2018, Opening Reception for Local Artists Stephanie Boyer & her daughter Andrea Sauer: “Realism and Abstraction: Two Generations of Art” at HorseSpirit Arts Gallery. Come enjoy their artwork along with that of the Gallery’s 45 other Local Artists - in the company of friends and fellow Art lovers. Festive beverages and desserts served

About the Artists:
Stephanie Boyer, inspired by the beauty of nature and everyday objects, enjoys painting her favorite things - seashells, sparkling blue glass, flowers, fruit and ocean vistas. Her detailed oil paintings create a sense of drama by using strong sunlight, shadows, reflective surfaces and vibrant colors.

Andrea Sauer, Stephanie Boyer’s daughter, paints primarily in watercolors with bold compositions and colors that are lush and unexpected. Andrea enjoys painting flowers, still life, children, and landscapes. More recently Andrea has moved towards creating mixed media pieces using a wide variety of materials.

This Mother-Daughter Art Show Runs from 8-to-22 April, 2018. I look forward to seeing you soon! Abundant kindness, Robin Holliday

Robin Holliday
HorseSpirit Arts Gallery, Owner / Curator
Robin.Holliday@HorseSpiritArtsGallery.com
HorseSpiritArtsGallery.com
8090 Main Street, Ellicott City MD 21043
Gallery: 410-461-3505
Open Monday 11AM-6PM, Tuesday (CLOSED), Wednesday & Thursday 11AM-6PM, Friday & Saturday 11AM-7PM+, Sunday 11AM-6PM
Voted "Best Art Gallery" Howard County 2016
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Dear Friends, MORE NEW Art! at HorseSpirit Arts Gallery in Old Ellicott City, MD. Come find a unique treasure from the original creations of our 47 Local Artists. And enjoy all the shops and restaurants in Old Ellicott City! We look forward to welcoming you. Much kindness, Robin Holliday

Robin Holliday
HorseSpirit Arts Gallery, Owner / Curator
Robin.Holliday@horsespiritartsgallery.com
HorseSpiritArtsGallery.com
8090 Main Street, Ellicott City MD 21043
Gallery: 410-461-3505
Open Monday 11AM-6PM, Tuesday CLOSED, Wednesday & Thursday 11AM-6PM, Friday & Saturday 11AM-7PM+, Sunday 11AM-6PM
Voted "Best Art Gallery" Howard County 2016

#hocoarts #hoco #ECStrong #EllicottCity #HoCo #ArtGallery #HoCoArts #OEC #VisitOEC #oldellicottcity #handmadewithlove #handmade #historicellicottcity #mainstreet #mainstreetellicottcity #ellicottcityart #marylandart #marylandartists #maryland #localart #localartists #shopsmall #shoplocal #shopsmallbusiness #painting #ceramics #sculpture #fusedglass #horsespiritartgallery #fineart #ellicottcityart #local
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