Artists of The Month
Artist of The Month
Ginny Remedi-Brown, a resident of Malden since 1987, has been in the arts all her adult life in a wide variety of venues. She brings expertise in many types of art expression. Ginny studied to be an art teacher at Northern Illinois University, concentrating in pottery and silversmithing.
Ginny was a production potter in southwestern VA where she built her own gas kiln, and taught art in the public schools and pottery at a community college. She moved to Boston in 1981 and continued her work as a potter, working in an artist’s loft and selling at craft shows. Ginny then spent three years in woodworking and cabinetmaking, explored jewelry making, designing small hardwood small components and combining them with precious metals.
It was during this time that she re-energized her love of silversmithing and returned to working full-time designing and marketing her jewelry designs in stores, craft shows, and exhibiting and selling at conferences. As a jewelry artisan, Ginny is inspired by her materials and textures, and peace and justice issues. With pencil and pad ready, she turns a fresh idea into reality, and a blessing for the wearer.
Ginny’s lines include silver and gold rings, pendants and earrings, Swarovski crystal earrings, as well as a wide range of porcelain pieces. She calls her work JEWELS FOR THE JOURNEY! Her work is characterized as “spirited jewelry with a personal touch” that is thoughtfully
designed, striking to wear and is proudly given.
I have spent my career in the labor movement, working to support worker rights both in Massachusetts and all over this country. I retired from the AFL-CIO, the coalition organization of America’s Labor Unions in 2014 after spending too much time on the road. I continue to work part time locally on social justice projects but have made time to pursue a new passion, photography.
I am new to being an artisan. I have always taken pictures and enjoy looking at ordinary and extraordinary places and things from a different angle. About one year ago, I began to create greeting cards from my photos. They are now sold in gift and flower shops in Melrose, Winchester, Rockport, Gloucester and Medford.
My first photographic exhibit was just one month ago at the Beebe Estate in Melrose sponsored by the Friends of the Fells. Since then Box and Bow in Winchester has added my photographs to their inventory. I hope that you enjoy my greeting cards and photographs as much as I have enjoyed making them for you.
Lisa L. Sears
Lisa L. Sears is a Malden visual artist who has been showing actively in galleries and open studios in the Boston area for a decade. She earned a BFA in studio art from the School of Visual Arts, University of North Texas with additional study at the University of Texas in Austin and Art New England through MassArt.
Sears has been involved in local community arts projects including WAM, the Switchbox Project, WMOS, AOS, and was a recipient of a Malden Cultural Council grant for “Lines Connecting Lines” — a collaboration between area poets and artists — which she created and curated. Last year she participated as an artist and artist consultant for “Pictures at an Exhibition: A Tribute to Friendships” and for the first Malden Pops Up.
Artists and Artisan
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