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grundlerIris Grundler

Iris Grundler is an accomplished Maryland Artist whose work resides in homes and business throughout the DC-Baltimore metropolitan area. Throughout her life, Iris has experimented with many art media, but chose ceramics and photography to express herself. She creates richly decorated and colored pottery in a wide variety of colors and designs.

teapot_smallIris was born in Peru South America, and moved to U.S. as a teenager. She earned her BSAT – Bachelor of Science in Architecture Technology degree – in 1984 from Catholic University of America, Washington D.C., and immediately began her career as an Architect.  Her architectural journey inspired her, and thus she incorporated in many related aspects in her work: public places, designs, nature and community.  Iris is an artist who is deeply aware of people, time and places. However, she found that her most artistic side was unfulfilled, and thus she began painting for leisure, and in 2005 pursued the study of ceramics.

pot_smallIris celebrates her culture through the study of history – the understanding of glazes and wide range of techniques used in her Art – many as early as 700 BC. Her style and patterns combine elements from her Spanish and Incan heritages along with American influences to produce designs that are uniquely hers. She favors techniques like Mishima – scratching the surface of the clay and filling it with slip –liquid clay, and Sgraffito – several layers of color clay that is scratched, thus exposing multiple layers. When she uses colors, it brings out the composition of lines, shapes and contours, similar to how a composer works with musical notes to create a melody.  Iris‘s art expresses an old saying that “what cannot be seen with eyes can be seen with the heart.”

Galleries where Iris’s work is showing include: Potters Guild of Frederick, Frederick MD, and Ukazoo Books, Towson MD.  Her juried exhibitions include:  Montgomery County Agriculture Fair, Gaithersburg MD; Catonsville Art Fest, Baltimore MD; Art At the Point, Frederick MD; and Art Fest, La Plata, MD.

bowl_smallIris continues her training by taking several workshop/classes each year, as well as attending ceramic conferences, like NCECA-National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts.

In the early 2000s, Iris’s supportive husband Ed built her an art studio/shop at their home where she creates all of her work.  Her talent as a potter and artist results in creations that spring from her imagination, without imitating the work of others.

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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
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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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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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