Hello everyone, there are a few art exhibits open in the galleries at Marywood. The exhibit is called “Scrolls” by artist Ana Maria Carmona Cusick. The artwork on display was donated by her husband Daniel L. Cusick and is now part of Marywood’s permanent collection. The exhibit will be open from October 5th to November 2nd from Monday to Friday 9 a.m to 4 p.m and Saturday from 1 to 4 p.m. The art is in the Suraci Gallery in the Shields Center for Visual Arts.
Ana Maria Carmona Cusick was known as Carmona by art enthusiasts and friends. Carmona was a singer as an artist. Early on she showed interest in coloratura and soprano. She toured a few times in the U.S in opera productions and recitals. When she was in Italy performing, she became interested in blue-and-white Persian and Chinese pottery. Carmona was determined to learn and make pottery. She studied with Vincent Gajardo, Louise Brokenshaw, and other artist. She became a master of ceramic chemistry and design. Her work has been requested by the White House, Smithsonian Institution, and the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
She was chosen to be part of a membership in the Southern Asian Ceramic Society in Singapore. The elegance of Chinese design fascinated Carmona and she took many trips to China to research and paint. She researched in museums and worked masters from Guanzhou, Shanghai and Guilin. She specialized in classic landscapes, flowers and birds, and waterfalls in watercolor on rare paper and silks.
I invite everyone to come and see the art of Carmona. It would be a wonderful experience.