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andersenLee Andersen

forest_smallLee Andersen’s artful clothing is wearable, complex and textured, designed for the sensuous, tactile woman. It is reminiscent of the beautiful, confident clothes from the 1920s, a period of stylish exotic elegance. These are the memorable clothes that become treasures and keepers of a special occasion. To wear Lee’s clothing is to put the mind in an art gallery.

red_smallLee Andersen trained for four years at Palmerston North Teacher’s College Art Department in New Zealand. Her studio work included drawing, painting, ceramics, printmaking, sculpture and fiber.  Lee received her Bachelor of Education and taught for five years in New Zealand. She started a hand knitting company and began teaching Creative Knitting workshops. Requests for a written version of the workshops resulted in her first book You, Knit Unique, published by the NZ Wool Board.

In 1989, an invitation to teach workshops in the U.S. and a fateful meeting with a handsome man on a train resulted in a permanent move. She maintains her dedication to teaching by working with students from MICA, PARSONS and other Fashion Design and Art schools around the country.

black_smallIn New Zealand, Lee hand-knitted her original knitwear and trained 100 knitters to produce one-of-a-kind artworks from her paintings and knit-kits. The work, through her relationship with the NZ Wool Board, was purchased by the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester, The Crown Prince of Thailand, the Queen of Spain, the Cosby Show and many American celebrities, including Steven Tyler of Aerosmith.

purplebox_smallAfter moving to the U.S., she wrote five other knitwear design books with her future business partner Joan Becker, before starting an Art Clothing company. The Lee Andersen label is currently sold in approximately 500 boutiques in the U.S. her label has a presence in all 50 states.  Her garments are all produced at the Andersen-Becker company in Howard County, MD.

cropped_smallLee Andersen, along with her husband Al Scolnik and Joan Becker, formed a Non-Profit (501c3) for Education in the Arts and began “ManneqART – Sculpture on the Human Form” in 2012. It includes support for national artists exploring this new challenge, plus over $10,000 in Awards to artists each year and publishing photographs of the artworks in a full color calendar (distributed around the U.S.). ManneqART also provides free public displays of ManneqART artworks at the Mall in Columbia, the Columbia Festival of the Arts and elsewhere.

websites:
www.LeeAndersen.com and www.manneqart.org

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
#ECStrong, #EllicottCity, #HoCo, #ArtGallery, #HoCoArts,
#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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