CAMBRIDGE – Dorchester Center for the Arts is pleased to feature two exhibitions for September: “Serene and Subtle Beauty in Colors” by José Ramirez” and “Seasonal Shifts” by Marcia Reed.
A Second Saturday Artists’ Reception will be held Sept. 9, with live music, light refreshments and an artist talk with Ramirez.
Both exhibitions open Sept. 1, and will be up through Sept. 30. Gallery hours are Wednesday, Friday and Saturday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday and Thursday noon to 8 p.m. Our thanks to September gallery sponsor Dorchester County Tourism.
Ramirez is a watercolorist and oil painter originally from Guatemala. His professional art career launched in 2009, after attending the Manuel Herrarte Lemuz art school in Chiquimula, Guatemala.
He began exhibiting at the age of 21 and has since enjoyed considerable success. He moved to the United States in 2012 and currently resides in Dorchester County.
Ramirez has developed his style through both plein air and studio painting. His intention is not to create a photorealistic image of a scene, but to capture the feeling evoked by his subjects.
He is a member of the Plein Air Painters of the Chesapeake Bay based in Easton. He has found that the creative inspiration that drives his art and ability to communicate is his excitement about nature, people and everything that surrounds him. Find him at joserami439.faso.com.
Reed’s visual narrative is that she loves to paint nature’s forms. This could be landscapes that include water, trees, clouds, plant life and gardens.
She states that it is the life force in nature that moves her and provides endless material to paint. Nothing is still in her work. It is the borderline between the conventional separation of abstraction and representation that is exciting to her.
It is discovering that interchange dialogue where the shapes, fluid lines and movement and their reaction to each other may create an emotional response. She creates from a space of centeredness now, authenticity and quite simply the natural world around her.
She holds a BFA and MFA from the University of Massachusetts, has been featured in numerous solo and group exhibitions, and is the owner of Gallery 37~ A Destination for Artful Living, in Milford, Delaware.
Dorchester Center for the Arts is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, dedicated to enriching Maryland’s Eastern Shore community through high quality, engaging programming in the visual, literary and performing arts. For more information on activities and events at DCA, stop by 321 High St., call 410-228-7782 or visit online at dorchesterarts.org. Programs at DCA are supported by the Maryland State Arts Council.