The Landings Art Association invites you to come to the LAA/Sound View Gallery at the Palmetto Club from October 8th through the rest of the month to see the latest works by Artists of the Month, Margaret Toth and Margie Sone. Although our monthly opening receptions are on hold for now, LAA artists are still hard at work, and you won’t want to miss this new collection hanging in the Palmetto Club Gallery.
Multi-media artist, Margaret Toth, has created “Kaleidoscope” a collection of abstract paintings moving her art in a new direction. Margaret’s work has previously leaned toward realism, primarily portraiture.
A request by her daughter for a large abstract painting, created an artistic challenge and provided inspiration for this exhibit. Shape, color, and value rather than objective reality now take center stage.
A self-taught artist, Margaret has also participated in workshops by prominent water media artists: Larry Moore, Skip Lawrence, Ted Nuttall, Jane Slivka, Chris Groves, and others. She has won numerous awards and has also exhibited in Korea, China, and West Africa.
Margaret has instructed drawing and painting classes for both adults and children. Her other accomplishments include interior design and architectural renderings.
Margaret can be reached at 912-598-4260 or mtoth.laa.@gmail.com.
Margie Sone, an artist, former fashion designer and boutique owner began making jewelry 16 years ago, taking classes to learn the jewelry skills of beading, wire wrap, straw casting and torching in the William Holland Lapidary School in the North Carolina mountains.
Much of Margie’s work is done with Larimar, a dreamy, Caribbean semi-precious stone, which she fashions into shimmering silver earrings, necklaces and bracelets. The sea-green to dark-blue hues of Larimar, ever changing, belie its source: an inactive volcano in the southwest mountains of Margie’s native Dominican Republic. Margie explains, “The quantity of this stone is unknown, which makes the supply uncertain.”
Margie cuts slabs of Larimar into a variety of shapes, using her artistic sense to create attractive jewelry, often using combinations of stones including coral, agate, freshwater pearls, tourmaline and jade. "Every day I make jewelry" Margie says, "even if I have only half an hour." Margie can often be found in her studio, magnifier on her head, using pliers and cutters to create her art.
Also an accomplished painter, Margie has won numerous Landings Art Association awards for her oils and acrylics, and has received several awards in area jewelry shows. Her work is represented by Savannah's 'Signature Gallery in City Market, the Downstairs Gallery on Gordon Street and the Savannah Art Association Gallery on Bull Street.
Margie currently serves on the Board of the Landings Art Association as Program Chair. You can reach her at firstname.lastname@example.org.