Maureen McGarry brings life to local landscapes with her luscious watercolor paintings. With depth of shadow and fluid lighting, there is a richness to her artwork. McGarry also teaches watercolor painting to community members, reflecting on her surrounding environment. She says that Trinidad and other Humboldt scenery provide abundant inspiration for her paintings.
Matthew Gagliardi showcases his blown glass artwork in the forms of bowls, tumblers, wine glasses and other sculptural vessels. He has been working in hot glass for 25 years, now working from his home studio. The glass comes alive as he swirls colorful glass highlights throughout the pieces.
Trinidad Art Gallery Reception: Friday, September 6th, 6 p.m. - 9 p.m. Snacks and libations will be available. Wine pour will benefit Sequoia Humane Society. Music by singer/songwriter Morgan Corviday, who will sing songs from the Woodstock era.
Maureen McGarry is a watercolor painter who primarily paints local landscapes. Also a teacher, she has offered classes to people of all ages over the past 40 years, primarily teaching art to children in many of the local schools.
Inspired by a visit to the actual site of the infamous three-day concert in Bethel, New York, she will be available to sign prints of two watercolors paintings inspired by her experience there. Cards and a children’s book written and illustrated by the artist are also available at the gallery.
Donvieve is a multi-dimensional artist/educator. She creates masks that challenge our personal barriers and speak to our inner spaces. Another longtime resident of Humboldt County, she is best known as a mask-maker. She has conducted many art workshops, including in other countries.
Primarily made from tanned leather, her masks are molded over a sculpted form and transforms them into a multitude of characters. Masks, cards, and a guidebook for incorporating art into school curriculum are available for sale at the gallery.