Once in a while you meet someone who is alarmingly together at a young age. They have a sense of who they are, they share that consistently, they seem to not be fearful of their own potential. Marisa is that person.
Marisa, like each of my artists went through the jury process. She submitted photographs of her work, an artist statement, and a statement of intent. The jury hands down approved her work for exposition. Friday night, you will understand why.
Marisa is a young artist, however her work ethic, her ideas and her spirit are MUCH older. Marisa is gracious and honest, she is full of life and wisdom.
Her exhibit-” Barrier” is a big risk. Our idea of “beauty” is pushed a little. I find this work enchanting, real and honest.
I hope you will join me tomorrow for Marisa’s opening. You will get to meet this incredible artist and take in her work. I promise, you will leave with a different view of life all together.
Barrier addresses time and change and its unique effects on our skin and body. Traditionally, the scars and imperfections gathered over a lifetime are hidden or masked. These paintings challenge this trend, reveling in color and texture in celebration of the regenerative and protective nature of the body. In short they describe the truth of the skin; neither perfect, nor smooth, but a unique shield and barrier.
Create Art 4 Good donates a portion of each sale to a local charity, Marisa’s charity of choice will be Boaters Against Cancer. Visit their website!
August 4 6-9 pm,
August 12, 10 am-3 pm,
August 10, 17 & 24 from 4-6 pm
by chance or by appointment