Mars Hall Gallery opens its 2012 season with two shows

Alison Hill, “Free Spirit”

Mars Hall Gallery in Tenants Harbor opens its 2012 season with two exciting shows. “Wax – Paper – Scissors” in the main gallery will feature encaustic works by Otty Merrill, handmade paper sculpture masks by Diane Green Hebert, etchings by David Paffhausen and woodblock prints by Ken Martin. Also on display are watercolors by Leo Brooks, Nat Lewis, Elaine Reed, Carl Sublett & William Thon, acrylic on paper by Russell Smith and mixed media and collage by Charles DuBack and Eleanor Zuccola. “Wax – Paper – Scissors” runs thru July 29th.

In the new wing, “Fowl Play”, homage to the original twitters, has everything a feather fancier could ask for. New to the gallery are hand carved and painted birds by Stephan Hill and egg tempera paintings by Terry Wolf, as well as carved, turned and painted vessels by Dick Kelly. The show also features oil and acrylic paintings by Nancy Baker, Alison Hill, Kris Johnson, Brian Kliewer, Sharon Larkin and C.W. Oakes. Bill Cook, Edward Mackenzie, Andy Rosen and Otty Merrill will be exhibiting assemblage and sculpture. The show runs thru Sunday August 5 and offers sound effects, a J-bird section and a lot of surprises!

The reception for both shows will be held Friday, June 22 from 5-8 p.m. at Mars Hall Gallery, 621 Port Clyde Road in Martinsville. For more information call 372-9996 or visit marshallgallery.com.