April 3 to April 18, 2015
Reception: April 3, 6-8pm
The Sandy Spring Museum Resident Artists present “Images of Spring”, pieces inspired by new growth and new possibilities, in clay, vitreous enamel, fine silver, quilts, paintings and drawings. These nine artists work out of studios in the Sandy Spring Museum in Sandy Spring, Maryland where the public can see firsthand how creating beautiful things is both our legacy and our future. The close proximity of their studios to one another has allowed an artistic community to develop where conversations across media reinforce ideas and spark new tendrils of creativity. “The themes of growth and the natural world show up in all our work, no matter what the medium.”
Susana Garten uses glass fired on metal, also known as vitreous enamels as ger form of expression. Garten is an award winning artist who has taught workshops and is a past member of the co-op Enamelists Gallery at the Torpedo Factory Art Center. She has participated in a number of Art Fairs and is a member of The Enamelist Society, National Enamelist Guild, Enamel Guild/North East, Northern California Enamel Guild, Washington Guild of Goldsmiths, and Pyramid Atlantic.
Sandy Spring Clayworks is a group of five ceramic artists -- Pamela Reid, Rikki Condon, Robin Ziek, Karen Blynn, and Jean Fletcher -- in residence at the Sandy Spring Museum . Continuing a pottery tradition that began in the area in the late 1700s, these artists opened their studio in August of 2013 and produce work that is both functional and expressive.
Eun Ju Lee was born in South Korea and currently lives in Olney MD. Eun Ju completed a MFA from SUNY at New Paltz. She is currently a Resident Artist at the Sandy Spring Museum and teaches Jewelry and Metalsmithing. She participated in the Smithsonian Craft Show, Baltimore Craft Show, and international shows.
Lauren Kingsland has been making quilts professionally since 1988. Her work has been exhibited in galleries and shows and is in public and private collections throughout the country. She is dedicated to quiltmaking as a medium for storytelling, for building community and for healing and wellness. She currently is a visiting artist with the Arts and Humanities program of Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center at Georgetown University Hospital in Washington, D.C.