“VIBRATIONS” by Mary Kane will be on view at the Workhouse Arts Center in building 10, September 1 – October 1, 2021. And, also featured in the Second Saturday Art Walk on Saturday, September 11, 2021 from 6pm – 9pm.
Mary Kane, an accomplished award-winning artist, is now residing in Gainesville, Va having spent the last 36 years in the Philadelphia area layering on art experiences through workshops taught by various noted art instructors from the Pennsylvania Academy,. She began her career from childhood on… always interested in color combinations and patterns . A major influence for her were classes with Hoyt Sherman in the late fifties at Ohio State University. Roy Lichtenstein credits Sherman for much of his success. She chose OSU because it had the largest art faculty, and while there gained much of her understanding of composition, design and materials . Later she studied more life drawing and painting at American University and taught art in both elementary and high school before moving to Pennsylvania. She found an opportunity to direct a gallery at Main Line Unitarian Church In Devon, Pa, for thirty years bringing outstanding Philadelphia artists to show there as “Artist of the Month”. She recently served as President of the prestigious Philadelphia/Tri-States Artists Equity Assn, a 72 year old organization benefitting area artists by offering shows juried by top instructors, speakers on the practice and philosophy of the visual arts, plus critiques by noted luminaries for members. As she gradually moved from realism to abstract painting, her paintings have been chosen three times to be in the Pennsylvania Art of the State. While there is always a signature style to Mary Kane’s work, it has morphed through many stages, materials and series as she is constantly experimenting and thinking outside the box, until at some point while painting she surprises herself.