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ennisNancy Ennis

freeform_smallDesigning and creating jewelry is Nancy Ennis’s passion and joy!  She uses many techniques in her art including bead-weaving, wire-wrapping, wire-weaving, and metal-smithing – all of which enable her to create chainmaille, bead-weaving, and hand-forged metal jewelry. You are as likely to see her working with a needle and thread as you are to find her with a hammer and torch!

chainbracelet_smallCreating handwoven chain, chainmaille, is a complex and labor-intensive method of creating jewelry. It is also one of the most classic and enduring.  Nancy begins with wire, creating jump rings and then weaves them into different patterns using sterling silver, copper, and red brass. Her handwoven chains are both classic and modern designs.

brown_smallNancy’s handcrafted bead-woven jewelry is created one bead at a time using a needle and thread and a variety of stitches and materials. Bead-weaving with seed beads allows her to delve into color and texture using stitching techniques from across the globe such as Ndebele stitch (Africa), St. Petersburg (Russia) and Peyote (Native American).

chainneck_smallFrom 2006-2010, Nancy was the President of the Baltimore Bead Society. She continues as the Chairperson of their Workshops, 2010-2015. Nancy has taught numerous workshops and participated in many Art Shows, Exhibitions and Galleries including:
•    Art Academy Craft Show, Easton Maryland 2012, 2013, 2015
•    Artfully Wilde Fine Arts and Craft Show, Columbia Maryland, 2010-2014
•    Baltimore Bead Society’s Winter Bead Show, 2008 – 2015
•    The ClayGround Gallery, Ellicott City, MD, 2010-2014
•    Mountain Heritage Art and Craft Show, Charles Town WV, 2014-2015
•    Holiday Mart, Cooksville, MD, 2008, 2010-2015

pearl_smallNancy has also been an educator for 38 years in the Howard County Public School System.  She has taught high school and middle school English, and Technology Resource. From 1992 to present, she has also managed and conducted numerous after school college level courses.  Nancy lives in Ellicott City, MD with her family.

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

Gallery Hours

MONDAY 11am–6pm
TUESDAY closed
WEDNESDAY 11am–6pm
THURSDAY 11am–6pm
FRIDAY 11am–7pm
SATURDAY 11am–7pm
SUNDAY 11am–6pm

Dear Friends, ART SOLD IN THE LAST SEVEN (7) DAYS!! at HorseSpirit Arts Gallery in Old Ellicott City, MD. There are many more beautiful pieces of art to see, so come find a unique treasure 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

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 Monday 11AM-6PM, Tuesday CLOSED, Wednesday & Thursday 11AM-6PM, Friday & Saturday 11AM-7PM+, Sunday 11AM-6PM
Voted "Best Art Gallery" Howard County 2016

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Dear Friends, TOMORROW, SUNDAY, 8 APRIL, 1-4PM, 2018, Opening Reception for Local Artists Stephanie Boyer & her daughter Andrea Sauer: “Realism and Abstraction: Two Generations of Art” at HorseSpirit Arts Gallery. Come enjoy their artwork along with that of the Gallery’s 45 other Local Artists - in the company of friends and fellow Art lovers. Festive beverages and desserts served

About the Artists:
Stephanie Boyer, inspired by the beauty of nature and everyday objects, enjoys painting her favorite things - seashells, sparkling blue glass, flowers, fruit and ocean vistas. Her detailed oil paintings create a sense of drama by using strong sunlight, shadows, reflective surfaces and vibrant colors.

Andrea Sauer, Stephanie Boyer’s daughter, paints primarily in watercolors with bold compositions and colors that are lush and unexpected. Andrea enjoys painting flowers, still life, children, and landscapes. More recently Andrea has moved towards creating mixed media pieces using a wide variety of materials.

This Mother-Daughter Art Show Runs from 8-to-22 April, 2018. I look forward to seeing you soon! Abundant kindness, Robin Holliday

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 Monday 11AM-6PM, Tuesday (CLOSED), Wednesday & Thursday 11AM-6PM, Friday & Saturday 11AM-7PM+, Sunday 11AM-6PM
Voted "Best Art Gallery" Howard County 2016
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Dear Friends, MORE NEW Art! at HorseSpirit Arts Gallery in Old Ellicott City, MD. Come find a unique treasure 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

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 Monday 11AM-6PM, Tuesday CLOSED, Wednesday & Thursday 11AM-6PM, Friday & Saturday 11AM-7PM+, Sunday 11AM-6PM
Voted "Best Art Gallery" Howard County 2016

#hocoarts #hoco #ECStrong #EllicottCity #HoCo #ArtGallery #HoCoArts #OEC #VisitOEC #oldellicottcity #handmadewithlove #handmade #historicellicottcity #mainstreet #mainstreetellicottcity #ellicottcityart #marylandart #marylandartists #maryland #localart #localartists #shopsmall #shoplocal #shopsmallbusiness #painting #ceramics #sculpture #fusedglass #horsespiritartgallery #fineart #ellicottcityart #local
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