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Magma by Marion McMuldren


Mezzanine Gallery
May 2 – July 29

Marion began her art education at age eight in the Cleveland Museum of Arts Saturday Children’s Program. Recognized for her figural drawing ability, she won a scholarship for summer study in the Cleveland Public Schools Art Program at age eleven. These formative experiences and the level of instruction provided for a top tier art education. As fate would have it, teachers discovered that she was awesome at math and science, and art took a back seat.

After a career in the sciences and espionage, as a parental care giver, and a Chehalem Cultural Center décor team member, it was time to do her own thing. Art can be a hard, frustrating journey. Marion created a program that hosts children with life challenges to have a successful abstract art experience. Using professional art supplies, hardware store goodies, outside the box thinking, and a “let’s try anything” attitude, kids have proven to themselves that they are creative.

Marion uses a subset of this process in her own art to create work that evokes emotions from the grandeur of the natural world and from behind the bar. The Magma exhibition specifically highlights the processes of "creation, destruction, and nature."

GALLERY SEASON SPONSOR: ART ELEMENTS GALLERY

Earlier Event: April 4
Blending Poetry & Cloth by SAQA