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behreRebecca Moy Behre

potterycollage_smallMore than 40 years ago as an impressionable teen,  Rebecca Moy Behre’s first experience of working with clay on the potter’s wheel was so full of wonder and deep connection, that it set the trajectory of her whole life.  The pleasure she found in the dynamic between this malleable responsive material and the life, movement and force of the spin in response to her touch, gripped her spirit with a tenacity that has never let go.

acornsquash_smallRebecca grew up the child of practical parents of Chinese descent who valued education and the ancient history of the art & culture from which they came.  It was no coincidence she found the combined engineering, sculpture & usefulness in the making of functional pottery ultimately appealing.

greenridge_smallHer passion for ceramics began in high school, led to setting up her first studio & kiln in her parents’ home & selling her first works by 1976.  Indulging a childhood love for nature, the beauty of gardens & plants, she completed a B.S. from the University of Maryland College Park in Ornamental Horticulture (1977), while simultaneously working on an M.F.A. in Ceramics from Antioch University (1978) after which she was invited to stay on as a full-time instructor, eventually being promoted to Associate Professor (1982).  In 1984 she left teaching, spent time working periodically with friend Bill Knoble at Red Truck Clayworks (production pottery, Upstate NY) while building a house & studio on the 5.8 acres of pasture in Dayton, MD where Greenbridge Pottery is located.

chickenplate_smallWith the invaluable help & support of her parents, husband Evan Behre, family & friends, Greenbridge has become a well-known Artisan Studio & Craft Gallery including: being written up in local & national publications; featured on Maryland Public Television; used in Bean Hollow Coffee & Cafe (Ellicott City, MD) & the Lakepointe Inn (McHentry, MD); making employee anniversary recognition awards for James Rouse’s retirement non-profit and the Enterprise Community Partners;  and makes commemorative items for historic Belmont Manor, MD.

dandelion_smallToday Rebecca resides at Greenbridge with husband Evan, works & runs the business with pottery team members Patty Berry (throwing, glazing, firing, sales), Lori Taylor (slab production, glaze technology), Nick Corso (throwing) & business administrator Karen Isailovic.  Greenbridge clay, glazes & styles fuse traditional & contemporary aesthetic inspirations from classic Chinese forms & 20th century sculptors Brancusi, Moore & Noguchi.  The unique glaze palette was & continues to be developed by Rebecca & Evan (Biochemist by training) and more recently Lori. They derive inspiration from the satin matte surfaces of monochromatic Tang & Song Dynasty porcelains & stonewares, the mottled copper glazes of Chinese Jun ware, the 20th Century American Arts & Crafts movement, and the mixed color concept of American Fiesta ware.

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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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