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kideraEd Kidera

Metal Sculptor

globe_small Ed Kidera is an accomplished Metal Sculptor who has over 7,700 signed pieces of his art in private and corporate collections. Since 1992, Ed has participated in over 350 Fine Arts and Craft Shows across the country and continues to do so. His work also resides in numerous Art Galleries across the county. Ed’s creations include: Bells, mailboxes, furniture, birdbaths, lamps, clocks, candle sticks, andirons, trellises, fantasy weapons, iPod speakers, rocket packs, and airships. He creates all of his metal sculpture using steel, stainless steel, copper, brass, and bronze.

boat_smallEd’s schooling as an engineer has greatly influenced his work. Where he once designed large equipment that went on and in the ocean, he now designs his artwork not only for its appearance, but for its function and durability. Ed lives on six acres surround by state park in western Howard County, with his wife, two dogs, a cat and lots of goldfish. He and Brenda have two wonderful and talented daughters.

Education:
1971 – Graduated Salem Central High in Paddock Lake, WI
1973 – Bachelor of Science in Applied Science and Technology – University of Wisconsin Parkside
1978 – Master of Science in Ocean Engineering – Florida Atlantic University

sax_smallPublic Sculpture:
1995 – Baer School, Baltimore, MD – Series of seventeen bells for the courtyard of school
2000 – Thunderhill Elementary School, Columbia, MD – Series of bells designed with help from the students
2012 – ARTsites 2012 Howard County, MD – Temple Bell
2013 – ARTsites 2013 Howard County, MD– Lady skateboarder and child on a tricycle
2013 – Mall in Columbia Plaza – General Growth Properties, Columbia, MD – A four piece band with instruments
2014 – Mall in Columbia Plaza – General Growth Properties, Columbia, MD – Mother and child, man on a bench, pair of dancers, and five gremlins.
2015 – Long Reach Village Center, Columbia, MD – Potter and Artist

sound_smallRecent Awards:
2013 Boca Museum Show – Boca Raton, FL
2013 Art on the Square, Madison, WI
2015 Arrow “Five Years Out”, Cherry Creek Arts Festival, Cherry Creek, CO

Employment:
1978 – 1981- Engineer – Johns Hopkins/Applied Physics Laboratory – Laurel, MD
1981 – 1982 – Associate Professor – US Naval Academy – Annapolis, MD
1982 – 1991 – Self-employed – Engineering consultant
1991 – Present – Professional Metal Sculptor

boatside_smallRecent Article:  Art in Motion, The Fabricator, January 2015, online version.

www.Kiderafineart.com
www.EdsBells.com
www.TheSteamEmporium.com

 

We’re located in Historic Old Town Ellicott City at
8090 Main Street

Gallery Hours

MONDAY 11am–7pm
TUESDAY 11am–7pm
WEDNESDAY 11am-7pm
THURSDAY 11am–7pm
FRIDAY 10am–8pm
SATURDAY 10am–8pm
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
Voted "Best Art Gallery" Howard County 2016

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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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#OEC
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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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