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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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Historic Savage Mill
8600 Foundry Street
Savage, MD 20763
located in the Cotton Shed (or Barn) building

Gallery Hours

MONDAY 10am–6pm
TUESDAY closed
WEDNESDAY 10am–6pm
THURSDAY 10am–6pm
FRIDAY 10am–8pm
SATURDAY 10am–8pm
SUNDAY 10am–6pm

4 days ago

HorseSpirit Arts Gallery

Dear Friends, come find holiday artful treasures for your loved ones, friends and yourself from HorseSpirit Arts Gallery’s 40+ local Artists. We are now open 7 cays a week! When we open our doors at 10:00am, we will welcome you with hot coffee and treats throughout the day, stickers for children and dog treats for your four-legged loved ones. See you soon!! Abundant Kindness, Robin

Robin Holliday
HorseSpirit Arts Gallery, Owner/Curator
Cotton Shed (Barn) Building
8600 Foundry Street, Suite 2063, Savage MD, 20763
www.HorseSpiritArtsGallery.com
Robin.Holliday@HorseSpiritArtsGallery.com
Gallery: 301-490-2001
Robin’s Cell 410-782-5677

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2 weeks ago

HorseSpirit Arts Gallery

Dear Friends, Please come enjoy this weekend for a festival of lights at Historic Savage Mill! On Saturday (Dec 1st) the Mill will be hosting the annual lighting of the “Historic Bollman Bridge” starting at 6:00pm. And for the young and old, Santa Clause will be visiting from 5:00pm - 8:00pm.

We at HorseSpirit Arts Gallery will be open from 10:00am to 8:00pm, We will welcome you with hot coffee and treats throughout the day, stickers for children and dog treats for your four-legged loved ones.

Later in the day, we will begin serving festive beverages (even bubbly ones). At 5:00pm, we will take a moment in the Gallery and raise a glass to all the people in our lives and things that we are grateful for.

Gift Certificate Winners from Small Business Saturday Weekend: I thank you again for your kindness, compassion and support that has allowed us to rise and rebuild the Gallery. So, I held a door prize opportunity over Small Business Saturday weekend for you to win a Gallery Gift Certificate ($100, $50 and $25. Below are the winners:
$100 Gift Certificate: Mary Alice Silverman
$50 Gift Certificates (3 winners, $150 total): Char Daniel-Green, Josh McBee and Nancy Kutler
$25 Gift Certificates (30 winners, $750 total): Jean Haley, Sharon Freeman, Barbara Kellnor, Jean Reicher, Betsy Smith, Andrea Levinson, Janis Johnson, Mary Lou Clark, Allison Bishop, Debbie Bastacky, Sharon Fuller, Nina Wachsman, Melinda Hamilton, Lisa Stevens, Matt Straus, Linda Langr, Celeste Lee, Nina Kelly, Emily Geller, Carlen Capenos, Karen Jack, Heather McCabe, Lisa Yanguas, Victoria Weiskopf, Jennifer Sheats, Harriet Parke, Cathy Parrish, Mary Smith-Luther, Dave Holdeter and Elizabeth Hossick.
I have your gift certificates at the Gallery. Just stop by to use them!

Before I close, I wanted to share one of my favorite quotes with you. It is particularly important to me at this holiday season. “Be kinder than necessary, for everyone you meet is fighting some kind of battle you know nothing about”. May we all be a little more kind.

I look forward to helping you find holiday artful treasures for loved ones – including yourself - from the Gallery’s 40+ local Artists. See you soon!! Abundant Kindness, Robin

Robin Holliday
HorseSpirit Arts Gallery, Owner/Curator
Cotton Shed (Barn) Building
8600 Foundry Street, Suite 2063, Savage MD, 20763
www.HorseSpiritArtsGallery.com
Robin.Holliday@HorseSpiritArtsGallery.com
Gallery: 301-490-2001
Robin’s Cell 410-782-5677

#hocoarts #hoco #ArtGallery #HoCoArts #handmadewithlove #handmade #mainstreet #marylandart #marylandartists #maryland #localart #localartists #shopsmall #shoplocal #shopsmallbusiness #painting #ceramics #sculpture #fusedglass #horsespiritartgallery #fineart #local #HistoricSavageMill #SavageMill #SavageMD
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2 weeks ago

HorseSpirit Arts Gallery

Thank you again to Senator Ben Cardin, Myra Cardin and Calvin Ball for visiting at HorseSpirit Arts Gallery on Small Business Saturday! #shopsmallJoined by Senator Ben Cardin and Myra Cardin at HorseSpirit Arts Gallery. Special thanks to Robin and Sam Waid for welcoming us as we #shopsmall ... See MoreSee Less

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We are so honored to have Senator Ben Cardin and Calvin Ball kick off Small Business Saturday in our gallery!
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We’re open until 8PM today so be sure to stop by & shop small today🎁🖼
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3 weeks ago

HorseSpirit Arts Gallery

Dear Friends, I am so very thankful to have you in my life! Your kindness, compassion and support have allowed us to rise and rebuild the Gallery. So, for this long weekend, I have some ways of giving back to you! We will be raffling off a thousand dollars ($1,000) of Gallery gift certificates! They will come in the form of $25, $50 and $100 certificates.

We will have hot coffee and treats throughout the day, stickers for your children and dog treats for your four-legged family members. We will be dressed as elves, reindeers and more. And we will begin serving festive beverages later in day and into the evening.

Our hours:
Black Friday: 10:00 am -8:00 pm
Small Business Saturday: 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
Quiet Sunday: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Fun Monday: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Included are some photos of our artful treasures from Local Artists that you may want to take home with you - to give to a friend/loved one or keep for yourself! I can’t wait to welcome you! Abundant Kindness, Robin

Robin Holliday
HorseSpirit Arts Gallery, Owner/Curator
Cotton Shed (Barn) Building
8600 Foundry Street, Suite 2063, Savage MD, 20763
www.HorseSpiritArtsGallery.com
Robin.Holliday@HorseSpiritArtsGallery.com
Gallery: 301-490-2001
Robin’s Cell 410-782-5677

#hocoarts #hoco #ArtGallery #HoCoArts #handmadewithlove #handmade #mainstreet #marylandart #marylandartists #maryland #localart #localartists #shopsmall #shoplocal #shopsmallbusiness #painting #ceramics #sculpture #fusedglass #horsespiritartgallery #fineart #local #HistoricSavageMill #SavageMill #SavageMD
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