Wednesday, August 9, 2006

Two cousins coming together.....


A metal art show where cousins Mary A. McCunn and April Wood will both be featuring sculpture and sculptural jewelry.

Show runs Mar 8 - Apr 7, 2007
Hours: M-F 10-5, S&S 12-4
Allegany Arts Council

Mary A. McCunn: Nature will be recognized once again in this collection of sculptures and sculptural jewelry. Bringing found and forged together, rusted and refined, while always pulling inspiration from items in nature. The works of art this time are of those left in nature but in junk and scrap piles, as well as, the creatures that crawl in them.

"Drop Ripple"
Sculptural Bracelet & "Of The River" Assemblage w/

April Wood:
“Man himself is mute, and it is the image that speaks. For it is obvious that the image alone can keep pace with nature.” Boris Pasternak
I am drawn to the aesthetic forms and variants of plants and organic materials, the dialogue of growth and decay, strength and fragility. These natural forms are a language. I observe what they have to say.

"Hearing Implements" "Quadgenate" "Hearing Implements I & II"

April Wood is a metalsmith living and working in Baltimore, MD. She received her BFA in Metals from Texas State University in San Marcos and is currently pursuing her MFA from Towson University. She has exhibited her work locally and nationally, including an exhibition of fine art jewelry at the Walters Art Museum located in Baltimore. She has taught metals and jewelry for the Maryland Institute College of Art Jewelry Center, Towson University and this summer will be returning to Texas to teach at her alma mater, Texas State University. When she is not working with metal, she enjoys getting her hands dirty in her garden.