I’m pleased to have been invited to show my Floral Paintings and Aluminum Prints at this event. I hope you stop by for a chat. You know I’ll be full of joy being surrounded by so many gorgeous plants.
Join us for a pre-dinner art stroll through our lush and vibrant summer gardens. Our evening will feature the work of local artists displaying and selling their work, live music, wine, and passed Hors d’Oeuvres.
I hope you can join hundreds of other Art Lovers for “a self-guided tour of the new exhibits at the museums and galleries in the Village of Huntington, New York. Many of the artists will be on hand to talk about their inspiration while you enjoy tasty treats! Free! No tickets, just come on down!”
I will be so happy if you stop by. We can talk about Art and we can talk about gardens. Your choice!
The Huntington Art Center is celebrating 60 years of designing and creating fine Custom Framing! In 2015, we re-opened the gallery hallway, taking advantage of both entrances and are now showing mixed media, paintings, photography and prints, most of which are from talented local artists’. For this Art Walk, we will be exhibiting the works of Constance Sloggat Wolf , Kieran Johnson and Mary Ahern.
Said Wendy Curtis of the Huntington Art Center, “I feel the arts are a necessary form of expression, and need to be fostered in our community and everywhere. I love that our galleries and museums in the village all come together for this event a couple of times a year, and hope that it will continue to draw attention to the artists and the fabulous art exhibitions we have in our own backyard. No need to go to NYC, the village has become quite the destination spot to stroll through town, grab a bite to eat, and see some extraordinary art!”
Slide Slam presentations by selected artists in 5-minute intervals introduces you to a host of artists, their work, their ideas, their focus.
The artists presenting are: Mary Ahern, Krista Biedenbach, Marissa Bridge, Chelsea Browne, Dan Fusco, Raymond Germann, Thomas Germano, Polly M. Law, Dawn Lee, Jeff Macholz, Jennifer Maggio, E Craig Marcin, Michael Mastermaker, Margaret Minardi, Kasmira Mohanty, James Schultz, Sungsook Setton, Maria Spector, Laura Helen Sweeney, and Joan Weiss
Please join us in fascinating glimpse into the thoughts, minds and ideas of an array of gifted artists!
Market Art + Design returns for the fair’s eighth edition July 5 – 8, 2018 at The Bridgehampton Museum on Montauk Highway in the heart of the Hamptons. Download your VIP Pass now for access to the fair’s Opening Night Preview benefiting the East End’s renown Parrish Art Museum.
Join me at the ArtBlend Booth #403
Hours & Location
The Bridgehampton Museum – 2368 Montauk Highway, Bridgehampton, NY
Thursday July 5, 2018 6:00pm to 10:00pm
Friday, July 6, 2018 11:00pm to 7:00pm
Saturday, July 7, 2018 11:00am to 7:00pm
Sunday, July 8, 2018 12:00pm to 6:00pm
Market Art + Design 2018 will feature the best in art and design presented by 80 top galleries from around the world – making this July’s fair the biggest and most important to date. The 2018 Hamptons summer season will also see the expansion of Market Art + Design’s partnerships with The Wall Street Journal, Hamptons Cottages & Gardens, Artsy, Tesla, Art Money, Aperol, Jadot, and The Parrish Art Museum (the fair’s 2018 Beneficiary Partner), extending the fair’s reach into the Hamptons’s collecting community.
Mary Ahern brings her award-winning style of floral and garden inspired art to the Bayard Cutting Arboretum from May 17 through June 17, 2018. Three galleries of her floral portraits will be on display at the historic Manor House at the Bayard Cutting Arboretum in Great River NY. The galleries are open on Thursdays through Sundays from 11 am until 4 pm.
Mary Ahern, known for her brilliant floral and garden paintings will be showing her latest large-scale flower portraits. As a passionate gardener who is inspired by the gardens she designed and tends surrounding her own studio, these flowers represent to her a microcosm of the universe. The large scale of these individual portraits asks questions beyond the canvas.
What is the purpose for such magnificence in nature? What is the reason for such color, such form, such diversity? What is their relationship to the communities in which they belong, their relationships with other plants and species that sustain them, invade them and nourish them. What of their lifecycle of birth, growth, senescence and rebirth? As humans, what can we learn from their seemingly simple existence?
Initially we see with our eyes. We name it, identify it and classify it. But we also have a duality of vision which allows us to contemplate with an inner vision. This art invites both the external and internal views.
In conjunction with her month long art exhibition, Mary Ahern will discuss how flowers represent a microcosm of the universe in their cycles of living and loving, families and relationships as well as their quest for survival and eventual senescence and rebirth.
Mary’s immersive and personal experience with the flowers in her garden and studio caused her to reflect on the importance – both visually and emotionally – of what these living subjects mean to her. In her talk, she will share that meaning in hopes that audience members will contemplate, along with her a greater appreciation of the natural wonder of the world surrounding them. With a duality of external and internal vision, Ahern invites viewers to see the beauty and intricacy of flowers in her oversized paintings.
In their boldness, she suggests a contemplation of their relevance and ours in the social order of our universe. Mary has degrees in painting and ornamental horticulture with a specialty in landscape design. She received a certificate in botanical illustration from the New York Botanical Gardens.
Artist lecture on Sunday, September 10, 2017 – 2PM
American Rhododendron Society – NY Chapter
Planting Fields Arboretum
1395 Planting Fields Road
Oyster Bay NY 11771
Mary Ahern, a former board member of the NY ARS will present “From the Garden to the Wall”, a program which describes the process of creating Art, whether in a painting on canvas or as a garden and planting design.
As an Artist with a degree in Fine Art with a focus on Painting, one in Ornamental Horticulture with a specialty in Landscape Design and a Certificate in Botanical Illustration from the New York Botanical Gardens, Mary brings decades of experience to her field.
Mary’s paintings reflect her passion for gardens. The colors, the textures, the lighting and the pathways tell stories of personal creative visions. She is inspired by her own extensive woodland garden in Northport as well as the many public and private gardens around Long Island.
The focus of my talk will be on the design concepts and details that go into planning a garden or creating a painting. There are so many creative similarities used in the creative process and in the design of a pleasing experience to the mind and to the eyes in these disparate mediums.
Please join me in exploring the creative mind at work!