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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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Come Visit us!! Much kindness, Robin Holliday

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8090 Main Street, Ellicott City MD 21043
Gallery: 410-461-3505
Open Daily 11AM - 6PM+ (Closed Tuesday) Open Friday & Saturday until 8:00 pm
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Newer Art at HorseSpirit Arts Gallery:
• Paintings: Brenda Kidera, Nancy Lee Davis, April Rimpo, Stephanie Boyer, Loreen Western, Molly Sims, Deborah Maklowski & Kay Sandler
• Sculptures: Dave Hardell & Bill Knapp
• FiFiber Art: Eileen Williams & Joyce Ritter
• Photography: Linda Schisler & Chuck Aaron
• Woodturning: Allen Alexopulos
• Fused Glass: Chris Guercio & Sarah Pick
• Jewelry: Nancy Ennis
• Ceramics: Bonnie Zuckerman

Come Visit us!! You will be welcomed with beverages, cupcakes and a hug (if you would like one). 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 11AM - 6PM+ (Closed Tuesday) Open Friday & Saturday until 8:00 pm
Voted "Best Art Gallery" Howard County 2016

#ECStrong, #EllicottCity, #HoCo, #ArtGallery, #HoCoArts
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THIS SUNDAY! October 1st, 1-4PM, Opening Reception for Local Artists Chuck Aaron & Bonnie Zuckerman’s Art Show “Fall for Art” at HorseSpirit Arts Gallery.

Chuck Aaron photographs the beauty of nature, landscapes, and urban scenery, as well as turns wood. Bonnie Zuckerman creates stunning hand-painted ceramic art with unique designs.

Come enjoy their beautiful artwork in the company of friends, with festive beverages and non-nutritional food groups! Also enjoy the original creations of 45 other local artists! Abundant kindness, Robin Holliday

HorseSpirit Arts Gallery, Owner/Curator
8090 Main Street, Ellicott City, MD 21043
www.HorseSpiritArtsGallery.com
Robin.Holliday@HorseSpiritArtsGallery.com
410-461-3505
Open Wednesday-Monday, 11:00 am – 6:00pm, Weekend Open until 8:00 pm (Closed Tuesday)
Voted 'Best Art Gallery" in Howard County 2016
#ECStrong, #EllicottCity, #HoCo, #ArtGallery, #HoCoArts
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SNEAK PEAK!! Artwork for this Weekend’s Opening Reception – Sunday 1 Oct, 1-4PM at HorseSpirit Arts Gallery!

Dear Friends, attached are 24 photos of the original artwork from local Artists Chuck Aaron and Bonnie Zuckerman for their Art Show “Fall for Art”, October 1st-21st, 2017 at HorseSpirit Arts Gallery. Chuck Aaron photographs the beauty of nature, landscapes, and urban scenery, as well as turns wood. Bonnie Zuckerman creates stunning hand-painted ceramic art with unique designs.

Opening Reception: Sunday, October 1st, 1-4PM. Come enjoy their beautiful artwork in the company of friends, with festive beverages and non-nutritional food groups!

Please come join us for this wonderful art show, as well as see the original creations of 45 other local artists! Abundant kindness, Robin Holliday

HorseSpirit Arts Gallery, Owner/Curator
8090 Main Street, Ellicott City, MD 21043
www.HorseSpiritArtsGallery.com
Robin.Holliday@HorseSpiritArtsGallery.com
410-461-3505
Open Wednesday-Monday, 11:00 am – 6:00pm, Weekend Open until 8:00 pm (Closed Tuesday)
Voted 'Best Art Gallery" in Howard County 2016
#ECStrong, #EllicottCity, #HoCo, #ArtGallery, #HoCoArts
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Dear Friends, I am thrilled to present Local Artists Chuck Aaron and Bonnie Zuckerman’s Art Show “Fall for Art”, October 1st-21st, 2017 at HorseSpirit Arts Gallery. Chuck Aaron photographs the beauty of nature, landscapes, and urban scenery, as well as turns wood. Bonnie Zuckerman creates stunning hand-painted ceramic art with unique designs.

Opening Reception: Sunday, October 1st, 1-4PM. Come enjoy their beautiful artwork in the company of friends, with festive beverages and non-nutritional food groups!

About the Artists:
Chuck Aaron: His art allows him to create physical objects that express the beauty he perceives in the world around him. His photographs capture visual moments—a bird in flight, fall colors, a child’s joyful exuberance, a rusted street lamp. His woodturning engenders objects that emphasize the beauty of color and wood grain in a way that is both visual and tactile.

Bonnie Zuckerman: She creates highly detailed, one of a kind, hand-painted ceramics. She uses a wax resist technique to create a stained glass effect on her pieces. Each piece of art tells a whimsical story and incorporates imagery from her personal visual lexicon. Favorite subjects include birds and other animals, flowers, and fairy tale landscapes.
In closing: Please come join us for this wonderful art show, as well as see the original creations of 45 other local artists! Abundant kindness, Robin Holliday

HorseSpirit Arts Gallery, Owner/Curator
8090 Main Street, Ellicott City, MD 21043
www.HorseSpiritArtsGallery.com
Robin.Holliday@HorseSpiritArtsGallery.com
410-461-3505
Open Wednesday-Monday, 11:00 am – 6:00pm, Weekend Open until 8:00 pm (Closed Tuesday)
Voted 'Best Art Gallery" in Howard County 2016
#ECStrong, #EllicottCity, #HoCo, #ArtGallery, #HoCoArts
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