SURFER
by Dawn Wentworth
Acrylic paint & cardboard, 8” tall

CERAMIC COUPLE
by Helena Williams
Mixed media, 24” tall

TORTOISE
by Mariel McLoney
Mosaic on wood

Past Show

ARTISTIC TRIO

THE ART OF MARIEL MCLONEY, HELENA WILLIAMS AND DAWN WENTWORTH
June / July 2008

 

 

Mariel McLoney, Helena Williams and Dawn Wentworth opened with a show of their art at the Cheri Blackerby Gallery for Arts Alive on Saturday, June 7, 2008. Each of these artists are multi-talented and produce art in many different styles at The Studio. Mariel has made many beautiful mosaics over the years and this shows some of her best. Dawn has created a series of diorama-like sculptures of interesting characters made of cardboard and paint. Helena has placed ceramic couples in wonderfully painted handmade boxes adorned with shells and pearls. Helena and Dawn are also displaying some of their paintings.

Mariel McLoney has been a Studio artist for many years. McLoney has such a strong sense of design that she has become The Studio’s main sign maker. Her designer's sense is apparent in her mosaic work, which includes decorative objects. Mariel says she “has a passion for mosaics.”

Helena Williams has been a Humboldt resident her whole life. Her art career has roamed over various territories, including a stint as a professional upholstery sewer. Helena developed painting and sculpting skills in the 60’s at College of the Redwoods near Eureka. Her carpentry and mechanical abilities come in handy for the kind of art she makes.

Dawn Wentworth moved from Glendale to Eureka 4 years ago. She joined the Studio in 2006 and quickly earned a reputation as a very experimental artist. No material is off limits to Dawn’s creative urges, the miniature people she makes from real hair attest to this. She says “Art makes things less stressful.”

 

Return To Show Archives