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Marian L. O'Connell      Artist, Printmaker

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Outdoor Shows 2015

Norwalk Art Festival, CT June 27-28
Wickford Art Festival, RI, July 11 & 12
Mystic Outdoor Art Festival, CT August 8 & 9
Portland WCSH-6 Sidewalk Art Festival, ME, August 22
Mystic Village, CT, September 5, 6 & 7
Scituate Art Festival, North Scituate, RI, October 12, 13 & 14

Spring 2015

Spring has finally come to New England after we had 6+ feet of snow dumped in our yard and driveway.  Last November we went on a cruise from Lisbon, Portugal to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. We still have our daughter and four year old grandchild living with us so sometimes it is hard to get to my press, garden and play duplicate bridge but I’m ready for the summer outdoor shows.  In late May we will take a riverboat cruise from Paris to Normandy.  The highlight of the trip will be stopping in Giverny to see Monet’s home and gardens, my favorite impressionist painter.  This is to celebrate our 50th wedding anniversary..

The Boston Printmakers show at the Newport Art Museum last fall and winter, "Palette to Plate", was successful as were all the outdoor shows I did last year.

Last fall I went on the Secret Garden tour in Newport.  It inspired me to make an etching of each of the gardens and I made another artist book, “Secret Gardens.”    I plan to exhibit the book in the Art League of Rhode Island show at the Newport Art Museum in the fall of 2015.  The individual garden etchings will be shown at the outdoor shows.

I am pleased to get all three of my entries into the 10th Biennial International Miniature Print Exhibit at the Center for Contemporary Printmaking, Norwalk, CT.  I was awarded an honorable mention for each one plus the Legion Paper Purchase award for one of them.   The show opens June 7 and runs through August 30, so if you are in the area, stop by and see the show

Thanks for visiting my web site and I would love to hear your comments. 

~~ Marian