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Celebrating A&H's Artists-in-Residence: Milton Avery, Elysia Mann & Marydorsey Wanless
The Art & History Museum’s Maitland Art Center, was originally named the Research Studio in 1937. It was the vision of founder, Andr? Smith to create a retreat for American artists to escape the harsh Northern winters and pressures of daily life where they could develop art in a collaborative atmosphere. The Maitland Art Center’s Artist-in-Residence was re-launched in 2010 and this exhibit celebrates the past and present of this exciting program. Milton Avery: In Florida Gallery 1: Oct. 2 – Nov. 11, 2015 Recognizing celebrated American modern painter and Bok Fellow, Milton Avery. During his residency from 1949-1951 at the Research Studio, now known as A&H’s Maitland Art Center, Avery produced over 200 monoprints in addition to other works. Although Avery was never associated with any particular movement, his work is recognized as a pivotal component to American abstract painting and he is considered one of the most influential artists of the 20th century in the United States. Works on view will be from the Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation Inc., New York. Artist-in-Residence THREE: Elysia Mann Gallery 2: Oct. 2 – Nov. 8, 2015 Mann’s body of work “All Vowels,” completed during her A&H residency, highlights her fascination with the experience of reading. Drawing from personal experiences, her work addresses the use of symbols, allusion, and language as conductors of ambiguous meaning. Originally from rural Nebraska, Elysia moved to Saint Louis to attend Washington University where she received her BFA in printmaking in 2007. Her work has been shown locally and nationally including at Fort Gondo Compound for the Arts, the Sheldon Galleries, Schema Projects in Brooklyn and the Ground Floor Gallery in Nashville. She has received numerous awards and honors including two Nebraska Book Awards, She currently lives in Knoxville, where she teaches at the University of Tennessee and pursues a master’s degree in printmaking. Artist-in-Residence FOUR: Marydorsey Wanless Gallery 3: Oct. 2 – Nov. 8, 2015 Former A&H artist-in-residence Marydorsey Wanless exhibits work made during her time at the Maitland Art Center campus, including an installation piece based on the characteristic gates found throughout A&H. Working with the historic photographic process gum bichromate, Wanless captures the romantic essence of the art center. Her work has won many awards and has been shown regionally, nationally and internationally, including the Grand Prize for SoHo Gallery’s “Krappy Kamera” International Exhibition.
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231 West Packwood Avenue, Maitland, FL 32751