June, 2013

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Opening Reception and Demonstration for Trúc Deegan’s Oriental Brush Painting in Watercolor and Chinese Ink

Friday, June 21, 2013 MAE proudly hosted a reception honoring Trúc Deegan, artist of oriental brush painting in watercolor and Chinese ink. Visitors met Trúc and saw her at work as she delivered a free demonstration. She discussed her background and techniques so that visitors could understand her creative process.Read More

Opening Reception for Mad for Motor Madness Exhibition by Jesse Bakey

Monday, June 17, 2013 Many visitors stopped in and joined us for this one-of-a-kind exhibition. We hosted this reception in honor of Jesse Bakey, the Clarke graduate artist behind our life-sized derby car exhibition. MAE was excited to have this unique installation in our gallery during Maquoketa’s Motor Madness event,Read More

International Woodcarvers Congress Reception

Thursday, June 13, 2013 MAE welcomed the Wordcarvers Congress and the public to this honorary reception. We provided an assortment of snacks and beverages along with art to enjoy including carvings by Neil Cox, Rick Harney, Bob and Josh Guge, and Kirt Curtis and Linda Langenburg Curtis.

Woodcarver at Work: MAE Studio hosts Neil Cox

Friday, June 7-Sunday, June 9, 2013 Woodcarver, Neil Cox, set up out in front of MAE and used our space as his studio. Neil Cox’s primary interest is in figurative sculpture. He is fascinated with story telling and tries to capture some of its magic in his pieces. He sculptsRead More

Woodcarvings by Local and Regional Carvers

Saturday, June 1, 2013-Sunday, June 30, 2013 The International Wood Carvers Congress is a highly competitive, juried art show held at the Jackson County Fairgrounds in Maquoketa, Iowa June 9-16, 2013. Artist Statement In honor of this event, MAE hosted an exhibition of carvings by local and regional artists includingRead More