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In the Cloister Gallery


Cloister Gallery hours
M-F, 9 am-2 pm; Sat 9-10:30 am; Sun 8 am-12 pm
The Cloister Gallery is handicapped accessible.

Laura Tufts, coordinator

The Cloister Gallery at St. Andrew’s Church is featuring an exhibition by artists Alexander Gassel and Susan j. Schrader.  The show will open with a reception on Sunday January 21st from 11:15am-12:30 p.m. and run through Thursday March 22, 2018.  The Cloister Gallery at St. Andrew’s Church is located at 135 Lafayette St., Marblehead. The Gallery hours are M-F 9am-2pm, Sa 9-10:30am, Su 8am-12pm.  The Gallery is handicapped accessible.  For more information, please call 781-631-4951

Alexander Gassel is a Russian-born artist who came to the United States in 1980.  He has been using an ancient technique: egg yolk tempera.  He makes his own color pigments by grinding natural stones and minerals, such as malachite, cinnabar, or lapis into powder, which he then mixes with egg yolk.  Based on traditional Russian artistic values, his new art works often employ a surrealistic combination of details from different civilizations.  Old symbols are joined with contemporary subjects, reflecting more and more his new experience of life in America.

Susan j Schrader is a local visual artist who paints in an abstracted whimsical style that focuses on the figure and emotional connections.  Susan’s paintings often reflect tall skinny imaginary people-creatures floating in space upside down amidst whimsical cityscapes made up of elongated skinny buildings and millions of tiny lines and dots interspersed on the canvas.  She says “My paintings are about life and love and friendships. They are about relationships within yourself as well as with other people and moments in life. I communicate emotions through the simplicity of my quirky, little figures.”

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The Cloister Gallery at St. Andrew’s Church is located at 135 Lafayette St., Marblehead. The Gallery hours are M-F 9am-2pm, Sa 9-10:30am, Su 8am-12pm.  The Gallery is handicapped accessible.  For more information, please call 781-631-4951 or visit standrewsmhd.org/cloistergallery.html.  There will be one wall devoted to works that can be removed immediately after purchase.

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