Saturday, May 28, 2016

Mango Madness


Mango Madness

Every June The Studios of Key West has a show in their main gallery that highlights the talents of its artist members and celebrates the start of mango season here in Key West.  The title of the show is, of course, Mango Madness.

To add some extra fun to the prep for this show two other TSKW members, David Meier and Pam Hobbs, joined me in my studio to paint together for the show.

When David presented this idea to Pam and I we said, "Yeah! For Sure."

It turned out to be a great day of painting.

Painting is often a very solitary endeavor, so this was a delight

Finished paintings

I haven't seen David's finished painting yet, but here are mine and Pam's.  And all I can say is, Were we even in the same room?"

Mango Tea
acrylic 16 x 20"
©Maggie Ruley 2016
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Pam Hobbs' Mango Painting
used with permission
I'll be at the opening, so if you're there make sure you say hello! Below are the deets about the show and opening.

The Members Summer Salon and Mango Madness!

Opening Reception and Mango Madness Party:
Thur June 2, 6-8pm
Sponsored by The Restaurant Store
Mango themed work not required!

The Members Summer Salon showcases the work artists have been busily creating over the past season. Members display new works echoing the brightness and lightness of summer. The Members Salon includes all media and stylistic approaches.

Below are photos from our group painting day.

getting started
Pam Hobbs on left, David Meier, center

the original set up

Thank you Davie Meier for the great set up

The original set up wasn't working for me, so at the end of the day I rearranged it and added the blue vase.


And thank you again to The Studios of Key West for our fun poolside painting class last week.

Pool side painting class at The Marker Key West sponsored by

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Maggie Ruley is a studio artist living in Key West, Florida. 
Her colorful paintings and tropical pottery are collected world wide and can be found in many island homes. She has been featured in the Key West Citizen,
the New York Daily News , and other publications.
Her handmade ceramic flip flops have been sold in gift shops all along the east coast and in California and Hawaii.
 Her studio-gallery is located in the Historic Seaport area of Old Town Key West.
Maggie Ruley~Island Inspirations
933b Fleming St.
Key West Florida 33042

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