Stuart, FL – A New Year and a New Art Exhibit at Molly’s House features five talented local artists as part of Molly’s House Art and Healing program. Molly’s Gallery has hosted more than 250 artists since it opened six years ago. Artists featured this month include: Sharon Ferina, Barbara Brinley, John Ostler, Barbara Rosenzweig and Patricia Kuhn. An opening reception will be held on Thursday, January 8th (the second Thursday this month because of the New Year holiday) from 5:30 p.m. until 7 p.m. at Molly’s House, 430 SE Osceola Street, Stuart. A donation of $5 per person is requested at the door to support our Art and Healing program at Molly’s House.
Stroll through the three story Victorian hospital hospitality house while sipping on Champagne, meeting the artists and listening to live music by Ms. Annie Greco. The reception is sponsored by Aycock Funeral Home, Berkshire Hathaway-Gaydos Team, Decorating Den Interiors, Images in Paradise, Sharkey Air, and Total Wine & More.
Artist Sharon Ferina is from Long Island, NY where she earned an associate’s degree in Arts and Sciences. She relocated to Jensen Beach in 2002. She travels extensively and her work reflects the flavor of various landscapes and lifestyles of France and Italy as well as the Napa Valley, the Oregon Coast, scenic Washington State and beautiful Florida. Sharon’s love of birds and flowers is reflected in her paintings. Her scenes from the Treasure Coast capture the beauty of the wildlife, beaches and preserves. Sharon is an award winning artists and has a studio in Jensen Beach. Her work can be viewed at sharonferina_blogspot.com and www.rosebudwatercolors.com.
John Ostler from Stuart is an artist that works in Acrylic on canvas.
Artist Barbara Brinley is a ten year member of the Palm City Art Associates and served on the Arts Scholarship Committee. She took instruction in watercolor under Sandy O’Dell, Robin Makowski, Sally Pierson, Peggy Meisner, and Beverly Golembeski. Barbara is also an award winning artist.
Patricia Kuhn was born and raised in the Washington, DC area. She had a Public Service career in the DC Administrator’s office and law offices. She moved to the Treasure Coast in 2012. She worked with stained glass, mosaic and fused glass for 20+ years. She has training in warm glass techniques at 3 studios in Maryland: Vitrum, Weisser Glass and Glen Echo Art Studios. Sharon makes fun and functional glass art that includes glass waves, seascapes, jewelry, dishes, pet portraits ornaments and 3-d trees.
Barbara Rosenzweig is a photographic/digital artist who owns an art gallery featuring her works of art and of other artists. She has a B.A. Degree from Boston University and did graduate work at Northeastern University. She started her photographic studies in New Jersey and went on to the International Center for Photography (NYC). In Florida, Barbara studied at the Armory Art Center, Florida Atlantic University, Palm Beach State College and the Palm Beach Photographic Centre. Barbara will also be showcasing a Flag Exhibit at Molly’s Gallery in January.
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 15,000 individuals. For more information about Molly’s House, call 772.223.6659 or visit http://www.MollysHouse.org.