Oceana Madrone and Mara Friedman
Featured Artists for October 2019
Trinidad Art Gallery Reception: Friday, October 4th, 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Snacks and libations will be available. Wine pour will benefit the Clarke Historical Museum.
Music by TAG members Howdy Emerson and JD Jeffries.
Oceana Madrone’s work directly and honestly reflects the emotional and meaningful aspects of life with an emphasis on healing through the beauty and joy of art. She has been working with beads since her childhood.
In her own words, "My art is my effort to create order out of chaos and to transform pain and survival into strength and beauty. Art doesn’t make the hard things in life go away. It does help me to find joy and continue on my path of healing and discovery. I love the color, textures, and sparkle of fabric and beads. I create images of beauty and magic. Life is a magical gift."
Mara Friedman has recently brought her considerable experience and skills to the Trinidad Art Gallery with a rich background in a variety of art forms. After many years living in Hawaii and then the lush green Oregon countryside, the artist now makes her home with her husband Gus in the beautiful and wild northern California coast.
These days, she especially concentrates on musical mosaics composed of elk women and whales, hummingbirds and stars, dots, dashes, squiggles and swirls. Many of her new works include our whale kin, who for her are powerful allies of compassion and refuge in these turbulent times.
Mara's images celebrate the feminine aspect of Spirit. Her imagery draws inspiration from cultures around the world, from the cycle of the seasons and from universal symbols and form. Her work echoes the blend of many diverse influences: the art of O’Keeffe and Chagall; Tibetan, Hindu, Aboriginal, African and Native American art; mystical Sufi poetry and Buddhist teachings