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Kaffee KangKaffee Kang, Painter

"Red hair and green eyes, Gen-X or Baby Boomer, cool or nerdy - these are all identifiers that describe who we are and  sometimes our place in a larger group. Some are more useful and accurate than others. Some we are born with and others are assigned to us. Some we are proud of and others we are eager to shed.

 

Much of my work explores issues related to identity, utilizing visual narrative. Through color and imagery, my paintings give voice to recurrent themes of alienation and belonging, such as gender roles, minority status, the immigrant mentality, the political divide, aging, and body image."

Essentially self taught and relatively new to painting, Kaffee brings a fresh eye and a unique style that defies classification. She mostly paints from observation and sometimes the imagination. Spanning a wide range of subject matter, her work is colorful and quirky. Her paintings are held in private collections and have been exhibited at the following venues:​​

Maryland Federation of Art

Curve Gallery, Annapolis, MD

(Juried Competitions)

  • "Street Scenes" 2022, Honorable Mention

Maryland Federation of Art

Circle Gallery, Annapolis, MD

(Juried Competitions)

  • Winter Member Show, 2022, Honorable Mention

  • Spring Member Show, 2021

  • Winter Member Show, 2020

  • "Strokes of Genius", 2018

 

Concord Center for Visual Arts, Concord, MA

(Juried Competitions)

  • Francis N. Roddy Open Competition

      2021, 2020, 2019, 2015

  • Members Juried 12021, 2020​

Gallery Twist, Lexington MA

  • "COOL, CALM & COLLECTED", 2021

  • "LOOKING UP", 2021

  • "ILLUMINATION", 2020​​

  • "re/seeing HUMDRUM", 2019

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Joe McGillJoe McGill, Woodturner

"For many years, my creative efforts were focused on 'flat board' work, i.e., furniture design and construction. While I derived great pleasure from producing fine joinery and handsome, functional pieces, I found the process limiting. On a whim, I purchased a used lathe and was immediately captivated. I love everything about the process of taking a piece of wood from a storm-felled tree and turning it into a functional or decorative object. Chainsawing a block of wood to discover and assess what it has to offer; mounting the piece on the lathe to take advantage of those characteristics; the lubrication of the cutting edge by the water in the wood; and the movement of my body as the tool shapes what the wood wants to be, are all captivating to me."

Joe is a past president of Central New England Woodturners. He has taught woodturning at the Lincoln-Sudbury Adult Education program. His work is displayed in many homes and used by many families, across the country. He has exhibited at:

  • Sudbury Art Association Holiday Market, 2021   

  • Arts Wayland Holiday Market, 2019

      The W Gallery, Wayland, MA

  • Arts Wayland Members Salon, 2019

      The W Gallery, Wayland, MA

  • Turning Wood: The Art of the Woodturner

      2015, 2016, 2017, 2019 

      Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University

      Boston, MA