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“Lumpy Swoosh”- The artwork of Mary Zeran

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Date:
September 29, 2017
Time:
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Organizer

Higher Art Gallery
Phone:
231-252-4616
Website:
http://www.higherartgallery.com/

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Season
Fall
Age
All Ages

Venue

Higher Art Gallery
126 South Union Street
Traverse City, MI 49684 United States
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Phone:
2312524616
Website:
www.higherartgallery.com

Opening Reception: September 29, 6-8pm

Artist Talk & Discussion: October 1, 2-3:30

Mary Zeran grew up in a family of women artists. Textiles, embroidery, and woodcarving, were their visual language. Abstracted shapes and forms were their words.  Each time Zeran picks up a brush or scissors, she immerses herself in the language of her family. As she abstracts flowers, trees, and all the colors of nature, she speaks her mother tongue. This language brings her closer to her family’s traditions, histories, and stories.

Zeran’s collage work has been exhibited in solo and group exhibitions in galleries and museums throughout the United States and abroad including Cedar Rapids Museum of Art; SOIL Gallery in Seattle; and Chiang Mai University in Chiang Mai, Thailand.

In addition, her work is in several public and private collections as well as many corporate collections; including those of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City; Cedar Rapids Museum of Art; U.S. Cellular Center, Cedar Rapids; Grafix Corporation, Cleveland; and United Fire Group, Los Angeles.

Ms. Zeran is the recipient of numerous awards and honors. She received an Oregon College of Arts and Crafts Residency, and a 2% for the Arts Purchase Prize from the Visual Arts Commission in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

Mary Zeran was born in Iowa City, Iowa in 1964. She received her B.F.A and M.F.A from University of Iowa in Metalworking under Chunghi Choo. She lives and works in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.