An exhibit entitled “A Family Vision” featuring artwork by Chris O’Dell Ferguson and daughters Cailyn and Kelly Ferguson, will be on display at the Maser Gallery at Falmouth Community Television from November 2 through December 4, 2014. The public is invited to an Opening Reception on Sunday, November 2, from 3:00 – 5:00 pm.
Chris O’Dell Ferguson was born and raised in a rural area; it was that life that gifted her with the love of nature and all of its forms. It has been an inspiration that has led her on a lifelong journey of exploration of subject matter, as well as a multitude of different mediums including acrylics, watercolors, mixed media, pastel painting, and several forms of sculpture. Although she chose to pursue an art degree in college, she doesn’t believe that it validates a person’s individual creativity or artistic abilities. She holds strong to the idea that everyone should follow their own creative path. “Art is an extension of who we are and what we have to say. It’s our voice without speaking,” says Chris.
Chris understands the rules of art, and happily breaks most of them. When you view her work, she hopes that you will share in her love of never-ending exploration. Along the way, she has been lucky enough to have been published internationally, and shown locally, as well as nationally. She has graciously accepted a few awards, and feels truly blessed to have gained several gallery representations.
Chris’ daughters, Cailyn and Kelly Ferguson, were both born and raised on Cape Cod. Growing up with a mother who is an artist, art has played a huge part in their lives. Like her mother, Cailyn draws artistic inspiration from nature. Her favored mediums include acrylics, watercolors, printmaking and jewelry. Cailyn received her Associates in Fine Arts from Cape Cod Community College and is planning on going back for another semester. She has been lucky enough to show and sell at galleries on and off Cape Cod.
Kelly has had an interest in the arts from a very early age. She, too, is inspired by many forms in nature, especially the human form. Working in colored pencil, as well as acrylics and printmaking, Kelly is currently a sophomore in college, pursuing a degree in art. But of this pursuit she declares, “Art is a very important part of life; something I would engage in everyday, even if I didn’t pursue a career as an artist.”
Maser Gallery Exhibit Hours: Sunday & Monday, 2-10 p.m., Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, 10 -10 p.m., Friday 10-6 p.m., Saturday - CLOSED.