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Featured Artist of the Month
Intricate Paper cuts
This month, the Village Theater at Cherry Hill welcomes artist Mary Gaynier and her intricate paper cuts to the Gallery@VT. Gaynier's work has been accepted in over 80 juried national and international exhibitions, including Grand Rapids, Michigan's ArtPrize competition.
Mary Gaynier is originally from LaSalle, Michigan. She received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of Toledo in 1989, and she currently resides and works in Toledo, Ohio.
Mary began experimenting with cut paper in 2001. She started exhibiting her paper cuts in 2005 and has since been accepted into over eighty juried national and international exhibitions and has won awards for her work. She has also exhibited in numerous solo and group shows around the country.
Mary's work is often compared to Scherrenschnitte (scissors cutting), a traditional German art form where paper is cut with scissors into intricate, delicate folk art designs. Mary had never before heard of Scherrenschnitte when she began cutting paper snowflakes in the winter of 2001 to decorate her home for a traditional holiday family gathering. From this simple beginning, a pleasant holiday diversion became an obsession, and simple designs evolved into a complex mix of abstract patterns and identifiable images of everyday life. As an artist with a penchant for detail, Mary soon developed more refined cutting skills, using an X-acto knife instead of scissors, while maintaining the basic circular or "snowflake" form.
Since 2006, Mary has also conducted many hands-on paper cutting workshops for families around Ohio, and has created hundreds of scissor-cut patterns for families to enjoy.
In 2008, Mary was commissioned by the Toledo Museum of Art to create The Art of Cut Paper, a paper cutting kit for children and adults, composed of eleven scissor-cut patterns based on the museum's collection.
JBWood Glass Sculpture Solo Exhibition Through May 2014
What could be better than live theater and sculpture?
Attend a Village Theater production and see the glass works of JBWood on semi-permanent display until May 2014.
Be sure to gaze at the 130 piece "Blue Dragonfly Chandelier" (right) hanging in the entrance of the theater lobby. Also included are four major glass sculptures.
Here's your chance to patronize the arts on a two-for-one basis - theater and sculpture!
To learn more about works of JBWood, please visit: www.jbwoodglass.com.
"The best glass sculpture has at least three elements – great color, interesting form, and a background narrative for the piece and its creation that gives depth to the viewing experience."
- Artist John B. Wood
The Gallery @VT
- December: Mary Gaynier
- January: TBA
- February: African American History
- March: Reckless Prophets
- April: Ron Farina and Paul Stankard
- May: Collective Reading " Works on Paper and Beyond"
- June: Kristin Adamcyzk
- July: Jan Brown and Dr. Alex Domin
- August: TBA
- September: Kate Paul
- October: 22nd Annual Fine Arts Exhibition
- November: Canton Historical Society
- December: Ann Arbor Fiber Arts Guild