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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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MONDAY 11am–7pm
TUESDAY 11am–7pm
WEDNESDAY 11am-7pm
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FRIDAY 10am–8pm
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SUNDAY 10am–6pm

Dear Friends, Let me introduce you to Local Artist Jennifer Hudson who just joined HorseSpirit Arts Gallery. Jennifer creates beautiful, intricate cut paper artwork.

About the Artist: Jennifer Hudson is a Maryland based artist, who has close ties to Howard County and Ellicott City in particular. An avid animal lover, Jennifer began her career as a watercolor painter with an emphasis on realistic nature scenes and surreal illustrations. Jennifer’s love of the natural world is evident in the use of flora and animals in her work. Jennifer studied watercolor painting with Brenda Kidera. She continued her visual arts education at the Baltimore School for the Arts with a concentration in painting.

After graduating in 2014, Jennifer continued to paint but was intrigued by the world of contemporary paper art. Inspired by the elaborate costume and art design of television shows such as Game of Thrones, Jennifer became interested in textile-based work, especially that of Jeff Nishinaka, creator of the Night King paper sculpture. Jennifer’s visit to Hillwood House Museum’s Pret a Papier exhibit served as additional inspiration and an introduction to “Pulp Fashion”, the art of Isabelle de Borchgrave.
Self-taught in cut paper art, Jennifer uses an exacto knife and her imagination to craft delicate works in 2-D that display movement, texture and dimension akin to sculptural works. As she continues her exploration, Jennifer strives to create pieces that will demonstrate a finely-honed technique and be a source of delight to the viewer. Continuing motifs are foxes, wolves, delicate flowers and lace-like structures.

Jennifer has exhibited works across Maryland including: The Columbia Mall, The Baltimore School for the Arts Segal Gallery, BWI Airport, Howard County Department of Education, Howard County Center for the Arts, Center Stage, Hotel Brexton, XS Restaurant, Night Owl Gallery, Vintage Vault and Gallery, The ClayGround Studio and Gallery, and Mt Vernon Marketplace.

Her paper work “Night Fox” was the Juror’s Choice winner at Art Howard County 2017. Outside of her art career, Jennifer is a fan of the Nerdist podcast and is owned by a Jack Russell Terrier named Tyrion.

In closing: Please come see Jennifer’s lovely artwork along with the original creations of 47 other Local Artists. I look forward to welcoming you to the Gallery. Abundant Kindness, 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 Daily: Monday-Thursday, 11AM-7PM, Friday & Saturday 10AM-8PM, Sunday 10AM-6PM
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OPEN TODAY and EVERY DAY between now & the end of 2017! We will greet you beverages, cookies, candy and festive attire! Look forward to seeing you! Much kindness, 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 Daily: Monday-Thursday 11AM - 7PM+, Friday & Saturday 10AM-8PM+, Sunday 10AM-6PM
Voted "Best Art Gallery" Howard County 2016
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Roads icing up (Saturday 9 Nov) so HorseSpirit Arts Gallery closing at 7PM. Please be safe tonight. Much kindness, Robin ... See MoreSee Less

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HorseSpirit Arts Gallery is OPEN today until 8:00pm! (or later). We have hot coffee, cookies and chocolate kisses awaiting you! Abundant Kindness, Robin Holliday ... See MoreSee Less

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Dear Friends, Gifts for the Holidays are waiting for you at HorseSpirit Arts Gallery in Old Ellicott City, MD. Come find a unique treasure for a friend and loved 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

HorseSpirit Arts Gallery, Owner / Curator
Robin.Holliday@horsespiritartsgallery.com
HorseSpiritArtsGallery.com
8090 Main Street, Ellicott City MD 21043
Gallery: 410-461-3505
Open Daily: Monday-Thursday 11AM - 7PM+, Friday & Saturday 10AM-8PM+, Sunday 10AM-6PM
Voted "Best Art Gallery" Howard County 2016
#ECStrong, #EllicottCity, #HoCo, #ArtGallery, #HoCoArts,
#OEC
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