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Inspirations with featured MSG artist, Fran Gross
In the gallery thru Oct 27, 2019
Up in her quiet attic studio, Fran Gross thinks of the faraway places she has visited while spinning her potter’s wheel and creating beautiful works from clay. Fran is a functional potter who lives and works in Cambridge, Maryland, and she is Main Street Gallery’s featured artist for September and October. Fran has named her exhibit, “Inspirations” because she says her work is inspired by her extensive travel and the cultures and natural beauty she encounters while seeing the world.
Since her show coincides with the Smithsonian Institution’s traveling exhibit, “Water/Ways” which will come to Cambridge this fall, Fran emphasizes that making wheel formed pottery is intimately bound to and dependent on water. As anyone who has ever watched a potter at work knows, water is essential to making clay vessels.
Born and raised in western Maryland, Fran and her husband, Steve, always enjoyed collecting pottery from all over the world, but It wasn’t until she moved to Cambridge in 2004, that she started making pottery herself.
Noted potter, Karen Bearman, was her first teacher at the Dorchester Center for the Arts. Fran has continued to learn, studying with professional artists. In addition to the Main Street Gallery, Fran has shown her work at Race Street Gallery, The Dorchester Center for the Arts, Blue Awning Shop, and the Art Institute and Gallery in Salisbury.
“Inspirations” will open on Friday, August 30 and run through Sunday, October 27.
Meet the artist at our
Second Saturday receptions
on September 14 and October 12 from 5-8pm
Light refreshments will be served
Free and all are welcome
Fran will be demonstrating on the potter’s wheel at the September 14 reception.
MSG is located at 518 Race Street in Cambridge, directly across from Jimmie and Sooks restaurant. For more information please visit our website at: www.mainstgallery.org or call the gallery at: 410-330-4659.
Paint Pouring Workshop
In conjunction with our exhibit "Flow," our featured artist, Laura Hofherr will be offering two workshops on the painting technique she uses. August 11 and August 31, 10am to 12pm are the dates to add to your calender.
to sign up and pay.
MSAC Filmed at MSG
The Maryland State Arts Council (MSAC) is collaborating with Wide Angle Youth Media to produce a series of videos highlighting the Arts across Maryland.
Main Street Gallery was selected as one of the sites the team visited in Cambridge. They visited and filmed on June 18, 2019.
to learn more
Membership and Guest Artist Opportunities
Main Street Gallery is the only artist-run cooperative in Cambridge, and is currently accepting applications from artists who may be interested in becoming members or guest artists. For more information please visit the membership section
or telephone the gallery at: 410-330-4659.