The Holland Area Arts Council is happy to present The Way Home, featuring artwork by Mary Ann Southworth, beginning Friday, November 17 with an opening reception at 6:00 pm.
In Mary Ann’s work we encounter animal guides, ancestors, magic flora and fauna that reveal for example, the preciousness of simple stones collected as objects of delight and wonder, and their transformation through the hands of loved ones into emblems of warmth, connection, a selection of one out of many, a gift given and received.
Mary Ann, a Michigan artist who has exhibited nationally, from Sante Fe to Chicago, from Grand Rapids to Kansas City, was born and raised on a cash crop farm in rural mid-Michigan. She enjoyed farm life, and loved to be outside riding her horse, doing chores or working in the fields. Winter days were often spent in the farm shop with her father, a gifted builder, who taught Mary Ann how to weld and work with wood. He would often take a piece of chalk and draw out plans on the cement floor. This is where Mary Ann’s love for making things began, and it is this life rooted in the earth, steeped in reading the fields, and living in kinship with the land and all the beings that inhabit it, that gives her magical soaring vision its gravitas.(Bio written by Robert Koval.)
Join us for the opening of Mary Ann’s exhibition on November 17 from 6 to 8pm as we open Out of Line in the Padnos Gallery the same evening. The exhibition and opening are free and open to the public.
Join us for light refreshments and snacks at the opening reception with Mary Ann and the artists of Out of Line, opening at the same time, on Friday, November 17 from 6 to 8pm. The exhibit will be on display through January 13. The exhibit and the opening are free and open to the public.
Also enjoy visiting the Holiday Artisans Market throughout the Arts Council building beginning Friday, November 17 at 5pm.
The Holland Area Arts Council is located at 150 East 8th Street. Call (616) 396-3278, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.hollandarts.org/exhibitions for more information.