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January 12, 2018- January 20, 2018

MARIA JOHNSON: Memories (paintings)

Maria Johnson is new to our gallery. She has dreamed since childhood about having her paintings in a gallery show, especially in the neighborhood she grew up in. Now that dream is becoming a reality.

We find her work celebrating African-American life refreshing and candid, exuberant and colorful.

About her work, Maria writes: I have been drawing since I was a little girl; art is truly my first love. I have fond memories of sitting on my front steps, as a young girl on Queen Avenue, drawing the very people I am still drawing today. I didn’t realize at the time that I was creating memories that would one day become beautiful pieces of art. It is important for me to ensure every piece I draw comes alive and tells a story, from roller skating with my friends, to attending church with my elderly neighbor, Ms. Rosetta. My Memories collection will have something everyone can relate to.

Opening Reception - Saturday, January 13th from 5pm to 8pm