Cabin Fever Art Studio sets April Grand Opening

VERO BEACH – A new Cabin Fever Art Studio will present a Grand Opening Exhibition on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, April 8, 9 and 10.  The gala reception for this exhibit will be held on Friday, April 8 from 5 to 8 p.m. featuring watercolor artist, Catherine Musham and mixed media artists Mary Segal, Quentin Walter and Sharon Morgan.  The exhibit will continue on Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. 6 p.m. Inspired by an 1860s era Dutch diorama that had long been in her family, Sharon Morgan’s Time Capsules is a series of assemblages each referring to a place and time in US history with social commentary and a focus on the passages in life. 

Created with vintage family photographs, mementos, antique pieces and hand crafted items, these vignettes are contained in cigar boxes, much like the worn, but treasured mementos of the past.

Combining a passion for gardening and a passion for paint inspired Mary Segal  to produce her  two latest series of paintings, A Flowering and Square Foot Gardening. 

Using actual flowers and petals from her garden, along with layers of gels and glazes, iridescent and interference colors, she creates patterned paintings with textured and shimmering surfaces.  Mary considers the art to be the entire seamless process, starting with the seed, nurturing of the plant, and finally making the paintings.

Quentin Walter’s Deer Series has evolved from a series of watercolor paintings inspired by a Persian hunting rug to interactive collage and most recently, assemblages created on painted boxes. 

The painted deer is the backdrop or symbol that she uses to convey her personal emotions and reactions to what is going on in our interdependent global world.  She respects the deer for its adaptability, agility, and power and she pays homage to it in her work.

Catherine Musham’s series of watercolors, Twas Brillig, evoke the seemingly nonsense poem “Jabberwocky” by Lewis Carroll.  The paintings are dreamscapes.

Each one tells a tale of strange beings in curious settings where unrelated objects interact with each other.  The pictures are narrative but do the stories make sense? Like Alice in Wonderland, the viewer is invited to decide for themselves.

Cabin Fever Art Studio is a 1000 sq. foot art space housed in a 100 year old log cabin, located at 2050 53 Avenue in Vero Beach. It serves the Indian River community by providing space for gallery shows, classes, art therapy experiences and art and writing groups.

For more information email Catherine Musham at [email protected]

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