Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Celebrating Local Arts

Lately, I've been writing a blog for our town's online newspaper, "The Patch". As part of our relatively new Arts Collaborative (six months old!), we've been trying to make our community aware of the artists who live in the area and what they do. Since many of us work in isolated studios, it's a pleasure to have our work showcased in different exhibits and events around town.
I thought you might enjoy seeing this beautiful work. This is from a recent blog post I did for "The Patch".
AnnMarie Gallivan is one of our local artists who creates mobiles that are infused with whimsy and grace. A long-time practitioner of yoga and meditation, she learned the art of origami paper crane making, which, for her, was a meditative ritual. Her first mobile was made in 2009 as a gift for a friend's new baby. She combined the cranes, a symbol of long life in Japanese culture, with hand cut paper cherry blossoms to create a mobile matching the nursery decor. This gift led to custom orders from other friends and became the start of a new business, AMG Design Studio.
AnnMarie is exhibiting her work at a wonderful gift shop in our town, Silver Clay Gifts, through the end of May.





Her work really is delightful - very fanciful and lovely. I'll share more local art on my blog from time to time. It's always nice to see the different ways in which artists express themselves!

Here's wishing you a wonderful week!

Thanks for stopping by!

6 comments:

Cynthia Eloise said...

thanks for sharing. what a creative way to use origami.

Libby Fife said...

Her artwork is delightful! That is the perfect adjective.

Good for you for writing a column and trying to get something going. I really admire that:)

Lorinda @ Everyday Endeavours said...

Thanks so much for sharing your column with us Judy and for introducing us to AnnMarie's stunning mobiles. Wow, so lovely!! xx

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Considering Wellness said...

i am so excited to see Annmarie's work getting exposure -- Excellent judy

sharon said...

Judy,
Sounds like you're living within a circle of like minded folk, creative, sharing, caring.
Always regenerating to breathe in the artistry of others. Nice you've given them some exposure on your beautiful blog. We all can see and be blessed by them.