Gaslight Art Colony is pleased to present the artwork of Mary Jo Maraldo. Her work will be on display at the gallery at 516 Archer Avenue in Marshall May 18th through June 8th. An Artist’s Reception will be held in Mary Jo’s honor on May 18th at the gallery from 6-9 p.m.
Born and raised in Terre Haute, Mary Jo Maraldo lived in Japan for eight years. She began her studies of Japanese language and culture in 1971 at Sophia University, Tokyo and in 1972 began formal lessons in Ikebana, Ikenobo School. In 1984 she received teaching credentials in Ikenobo. She did numerous gallery installations of large sculptural Ikebana works at the Jacksonville Art Museum from 1982 to 1986. Her formal study of Japanese calligraphy began in 1987 under Daiki Takemoto in Kyoto, where some of her work was shown in 1988. In addition to exhibiting in many group shows, she has had solo shows of calligraphic works, both two- and three-dimensional, at museums and galleries in Jacksonville, Tallahassee, & Sarasota Florida, Santa Fe New Mexico and Terre Haute Indiana.
Gaslight Art Colony is a Not-for-Profit organization dedicated to broadening an appreciation of the Arts by providing opportunities that promote awareness, participation and understanding through fine arts exhibitions, classes and workshops. You can contact the website http://www.gaslightartcolony.com, on Facebook: Gaslight Art Colony, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 217-808-2115.