Stuart, FL – Molly’s House will be dressed in “holiday style” during the “meet the artists” reception at Molly’s Gallery on Thursday, December 4 from 5:30 – 7 pm. The “halls” will be adorned with colorful artwork by Rose Crickenberger, Judith MacDonald, Cherylynn Ferrari, Sue Ann Mosley, Marion Mulrooney and Jennifer Benson.
Enjoy strolling through the “halls” while enjoying bubbling champagne, listening to live music and enjoying light finger foods. A donation of $5 per person is requested at the door or bring an item from Molly’s House wish list (non-perishable foods, paper towels, toilet paper, ziplock bags). Visit http://mollyshouse.org/index.php/get-involved/wish-list for a complete list of items.
Judith MacDonald grew up in Shady side, MD and studied at the Maryland Institute of Art. She worked as an Interior Designer for twenty five years and had her own business in Coral Gables, FL. She retired to the Florida Keys to pursue her love of watercolors. Judi studied with Susan Clakee, Janet Rodgers, Lian Zhen, Millard Wells and Jean Brenion Jaecks and others including Ann Munro-Wood in Lake Como, Italy. She is a member of Isle Guild and the Martin County Art Association. She paints at Maryland hall’s portrait and life sessions. Her capture of light and contrast is especially noted in her work. Judi enjoys watercolor because of the fresh, crisp technique you can only get from watercolor. Visit her website at http://judithmacdonald.foliohd.com/all
Cherylynn Ferrari is a local artist, raised in Fort Lauderdale. She spent her youth diving and swimming the waters of Florida and the Caribbean. Her art reflects the vibrant colors of the tropical oceanlife and laid back lifestyle. Art lovers from Africa to South America and throughout North America own many Cherylynn prints and originals. Visit the online gallery at www.cherylynn-art.com.
Sue Ann Mosley is a native of Martin County. She attended interior design school in Arlington, Texas. She lived in Raleigh North Carolina for the past 30 years working as an Interior Designer/Artist. Her uncle Zack Mosley, syn. Cartoonists of “Smiling Jace”, resident of Stuart for many years inspired her to become an artist. Sue Ann has relocated back to her hometown of Stuart and is enjoying painting scenes of Martin County reminiscent of her childhood.
Marion Mulrooney has always had a great appreciation for beauty, nature and art. She recently began expressing that on canvas. A native of Long Island, she moved to Florida in 1978 and began painting in 2010. She is mostly self taught. Her passion has been in acrylic landscapes, but looks forward to experimenting in many other styles with many different mediums.
Jennifer Benson makes unique leather bracelets which she patterned after working with her mother-in-law. Jennifer is working with various leather colors and is using her creative style to create unique leather designs for every occasion. Jennifer also does custom designs for her clients.
Rose Crickenberger art training has included a design course, private oil classes, and college art courses. Nature itself teaches with its light and shadow effects and ever-changing colors and hues. She has also studied colors and the brushstrokes of other artists including the Masters. Her work showcases the beauty of the lagoon, the inlets, the rivers and the ocean. The waterways are my favorite part of Florida. The wading birds are a joy to behold even in the canal behind my house. Some of her work captures the unique perspective viewed from the water.
Molly’s Gallery is part of our Art and Healing program for our guests. The Gallery is open daily from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. The artists will donate 10% of their sales to Molly’s Gallery to support this program that provides beauty and imagination to those who stay with us while receiving medical treatment on the Treasure Coast. Molly’s Gallery is located at 430 SE Osceola Street, Stuart.
Molly’s Gallery December exhibit is sponsored by: Aycock Funeral Home, Berkshire Hathaway-Gaydos Team, Elizabeth M. Herold, Images in Paradise, Lesser Lesser Landy & Smith, PLLC, Physicians Immediate Care, Sharkey Air and Total Wine & More. Music for the evening is provided by Joette’s Strings.
Molly’s House is a 501(c)3 hospital hospitality house that offers affordable, temporary accommodations for adult and children patients and their families receiving medical care on the Treasure Coast. The House services Martin, St. Lucie, Palm Beach, Okeechobee and Indian River Counties. The Victorian style house features 14 bedrooms with private baths, a living room, two kitchens, a laundry facility, a chapel, a library and outside areas for relaxing. Molly’s House has been keeping families together since 1996 providing a home-away-from-home for more than 16,000 individuals. For more information about Molly’s House, call 772.223.6659 or visit http://www.MollysHouse.org.