Lawrence Street Gallery’s September exhibit, About Face by Mary’s Muses, represents 13 of 21 artists who attend weekly life studio sessions at Step Studios. Mary Step’s Studio was founded 10 years ago when Barbara Eko Murphy and Mary Step met and formed a life drawing group. Mary provides the studio, hires models and collects costumes and props. Barbara leads, coordinates and encourages the artists to show their art in solo and juried art shows.
The artwork of Mary’s Muses include a variety of media: oils, watercolors, acrylics, pastels, charcoals, inks, stamps, and tape. Each artist’s interpretation of the live models and costumes are uniquely his/her own and many are award winners. The artists in the group have varying levels of art education, and all of the artists are committed to the art community found at Mary Step’s Studio and to the value of painting from life.
Mary’s Muses find that their mix of gender, age, religion, heritage, education, and other differences blend well to form a wonderful art community and studio experience. Art is the common passion but a splash of humor and friendship add to the experience.
We at Lawrence Street Gallery, and Mary’s Muses Artists, hope that you feel inspired when you view our collective portrait show.
Contact: Jan Brown, email@example.com, 248.476.9164
Show Dates: 8-31 to 9-30-2016
Opening Reception: Friday, September 9 from 6 to 9 p.m.