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Two Woman Art Show
August 18 - September 24

Two Artisits — Two Journeys will be on view featuring new works by Patty Calkins Martin and Margaret Nowak at Woodruff’s Art Center in Mashpee Commons. A meet-the-artist opening reception will take place on Thursday August 18th from 5-6:30; the event is free and open to the public.

Two Cape Cod artists, each on their own personal creative journey have developed a friendship through art built on a common goal of continuous learning. While their creative paths have been different, sharing feedback, perspective and support has helped each build a strong foundation.This exhibit features a broad variety from figures to non-objective abstracts reflecting the present work of each artist. Patty Calkins Martin has been experimenting with the infinite possibilities with oil/ cold wax. She is intrigued with the “history” created and revealed with multiple layers of paint. Featured are both abstracted figure compositions and pure nonobjective abstracts. Her journey began with silversmithing in her teens. Being a scientist at heart, she is always drawn to experimenting - new techniques, materials, concepts, etc. Watercolor, acrylics, collage, drawing tools, pen & ink, oils and other marking materials fill Patty’s studio. Landscapes, seascapes, stilllife, animals, figures and abstracts are all captured in her portfolio. She continually works to peel back the layers of life experiences to reconnect with essence of her creative “art spirit”. Her works have appeared in many juried exhibits, won awards and are found in personal collections in the US and abroad.

Margaret Nowak’s work ranges from intimate interiors to still life, florals and landscapes, while drawing and painting the contemplative figure from life takes her out of her comfort zone. Introduced to painting 20+ years ago, she pursued and dedicated herself to learning the craft and strengthening her drawing skills. Abstracts and the abstraction of an image is new for her. Margaret uses color, shape, line, texture and pattern to express and interpret the character and mood of a space or place. She digs deep into her emotions and life experiences when working abstractly. The concepts of change, loss, abandonment, hope, love, renewal and home influence her work, infused with a sense of familiarity. This creative journey was sparked by her first response to a call for “artists reminiscing” and she has since come full circle to rediscover more fully, her life experiences, images and memories and their expression. Travels to and from Southern Africa, British Isles, South America, the States, and growing up in South Africa provide endless inspiration to explore different directions in her art. Sources of inspiration come from tribal and primitive patterns, the patterns of birds and animals, the ocean, her garden, patterns of light in spaces and the bold and sensitive world of color.

Two Artists - Two Journeys exudes the enlightenment that two artists/two friends have achieved through joint encouragement to grow as artists through new explorations.

Clamming, Oil by Patty Calkins Martin

Familiar Tracks, Mixed Media by Margaret Nowak


September 7:34pm, acrylic by Amy Rice

Glass Sculpture by Amy Jasperson

Dancing in the Waves by Chris O'Dell

Air and Water by Jessie Nickerson

Beach Roses. Acrylic by Candice Ronesi

Fused glass dish by Loretta Garrison

Acrylic abstract by Arthur Tsicoulias

Between Season. Oil by Nancy Minnigerode

Handmade frameable card by Sue Dahling Sullivan

Danger. Collage by Ric Haynes

Fire in the Sky. Paper mosaic by Carol Flax

Flower paper bowl by Lisa Horton

Gift of Joy. Mixed media by James Musto

Gone Tomatoes. Oil by Cynthia Cruz

Nocturnal, by Kelly Ferguson

Red Umbrella. Fresco by Richard Pawlak

Silk and beaded cuff by Ann Dickinson Wright

A Song of Reverence, by Chris O’Dell Ferguson

Where Will We Go. Pastel by Betsy Payne Cook

Hand marbled journals by Miki Lovett

Blown glass by Spenser Lariviere Werner

Jewelry Boxes by Loretta Garrison
These elegant stained glass jewelry boxes are handmade by artist Loretta Garrison. Each one is one of a kind!