Our Green Earth – An Exhibit by the Students of Margret Krakauer

Margret Krakauer has organized a group show for her students, in the Wayland Cultural Council Art Gallery, located in the Wayland Town Building, from July 6th to August 29th.   There will be a reception in honor of the artists in the foyer of the entrance to the Town Building on Thursday evening, July 28th from 7:00-8:30 PM.   Exhibitors include:  Dorothy Egan, Patricia Fay, Nancy Germain, Bill Hearne, Margaret Hill, Padma Kannabiran, Suni Lopez, Seema Mysore, Lois Novotny, Helen Sullivan, Linda Thompson, and Debbie Tofias.

Margret teaches adult studio classes in the Wayland Art Center through the Wayland Recreation Department.  Each student draws or paints in one of a variety of techniques best suited to the level and interests of that student, including graphite and colored pencils, pastel, watercolor, acrylic, and oil. This is done to insure maximum interest and engagement by the student as each explores both a medium and subject in depth, while reserving the option of changing this at any time.  Many of the artists have been studying with Margret for several years, while others have been drawing or painting a few short months.

To prepare for the exhibit, the students were given the theme “Our Green Earth” as a way to encourage each of them to focus and explore.  Margret suggested that the topic could be taken liberally, and the students were encouraged to use their own development of painting or drawing skills as a personal journey. 

A longtime student of internationally known local artist George Dergalis, Margret works predominantly in watercolor, but also enjoys other media, including sculpture.  Most recently, she has explored the use of egg shell mosaics, using painted egg shells to “paint” her works.

Margret travels often to Italy and France and loves to paint her explorations.  In addition to being an artist, she has degrees in Biology and Social Work, and often chooses to explore the natural world.  She is a member of Arts Wayland and, in addition to her own work, works on commission.  More information about her work and classes can be found on her web page:  http://MargretKrakauer.com

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