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MMoA Artists Share: Gina Rubin

Gina Rubin is a ceramic artist from Waterford, CT who specializes in both functional and sculptural wheel-thrown ceramics.  She shares with us her views on the comfort and life-enhancing properties that go along with handcrafted ceramics.   “Having and using handcrafted ceramics in and around the home connects us in comforting ways to ourselves and…

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MMoA Artists Share: Dan Lake

Dan Lake is an oil painter who resides in East Greenwich, Rhode Island. He is particularly proud of his work he refers to as “purposeful art.”  In this regard, he has created art that opens hearts (through his contributions to the project Beyond the Diagnosis), reflects history (with his paintings based on images from WWII),…

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MMoA Artists Share: Cathy Weiss

Cathy Weiss is an artist from Clinton, CT who uses art to raise money for those in need.   “I have worked in health, community, and social services for over thirty years as an administrator, educator, and designer of many original community programs.”   Cathy became an Elected Artist member at MMoA in 2017.  She…

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MMoA Artists Share: Linda King

Linda King is an artist from North Kingston, RI who specializes in mixed media. “I love the texture and dimension that different papers add to the composition, combining the fluidity of wet on wet acrylic paint to create movement, and the textures of torn paper to bring solidity.” She became an Elected Artist member at…

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MMoA Artists Share: Catherine Whall Smith

Catherine Whall Smith is a fiber artist from Chaplin, CT.  She was recently chosen in the first round for the Elected Artists’ Six by Six program displayed in MMoA’s Schuster Gallery which now houses the Museum Store. A dominant feature in her work is the simple line.  She is interested in how it separates visual…

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MMoA Artists Share: Janvier Miller

Janvier Miller is a potter who lives in Vero Beach, FL and summers in local Stonington, CT with her husband Gustaf.  Both of them are Elected Artist members at MMoA.   Janvier Miller had a solo exhibition of her paintings at MMoA in 2017 called Fans & Vessels.   “My paintings begin with studies on…

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MMoA Artists Share: Mark Dixon

Mark Dixon is a photographer from Old Lyme, CT who aims to collect unique views of everyday surroundings.   “My training as a scientist helps me see details, understand relationships, and record information. I have worked hard at gaining a creative aesthetic to go with these observational skills.”   Mark became an Elected Artist member…

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MMoA Artists Share: Melissa Verdier

Melissa Verdier is a local Mystic artist who recently reverted her focus to creating landscapes in pastel.   “Subjects I have chosen for my paintings reflect moments of solitude and peace possibly evoking a favorite memory for the viewer. For my current work, I enjoy painting outdoor images of the changing  seasons. I have re-kindled…

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MMoA Artists Share: Hilary Opperman

Hilary Opperman has been instructing children’s art programming at MMoA  for 10 years. Her calm and thoughtful approach to artmaking encourages the best in students and her interest in the healing effect of creativity inspires children to be mindful, not just towards their art, but to the planet, societal issues, and towards each other. MMoA…

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MMoA Artists Share: Brigitte Brocato

Brigitte Brocato is an artist from Ashaway, RI who creates works that both celebrate and memorializes different life events. “I like to depict topics or events that profoundly effect many people’s lives in either a negative or positive way. For example, the terrorist attack on 911 in New York City and the fall of the…

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