In the Garden” Art Exhibition
-featuring Sculptures by Mary Gilmore

Opening Reception Saturday. September 5, 7pm
-Exhibit runs through October 24 at the North Water Street Gallery, 257 N. Water St., Downtown Kent

Images from the Opening


About the Exhibit

The title for the show is “In the Garden.” I like the idea of garden as
well as digging my hands into the soil. Garden conjures up the sense of
paradises found and lost, as well an intimate sense of nature. Gardens
are an enormous amount of work. Sometimes they are a battle, often they
are a personal refuge. A chance to cease speaking. The ceramic
sculptures in this show are not depictions of plants, but rather of
animals, domestic and wild, and of Madonnas. My understanding of garden
not only encompasses what particular plants grow in the garden, but all
the life within and surrounding it.
-Mary Gilmore


Mary Gilmore is an artist and educator. She has a M.F.A from East
Tennessee State University, and a B.F.A and a BS. Ed. from Kent State
University. Working primarily as a sculptor, Mary has produced work in
ceramic, performance, and installation. She is currently an elementary
art teacher for East Holmes Local School District. Mary lives with her
husband and daughter in an old farmhouse with a large garden in the
Killbuck Valley.

Thank you to our current sponsors: The Ohio Arts Council, The City of
Kent, The Christenson Foundation, The Home Savings Bank, The Hall-Green
Insurance Agency, Woodsy's Music, Kent Parks and Recreation, City Bank
Antiques, and the Kent Area Chamber of Commerce.

Thank you for supporting the Arts!

Standing Rock Cultural Arts is a nonprofit organization including the North Water Street Gallery located in Kent, Ohio. The North Water Street Gallery is committed to bringing full-blown art to the public. Artists are typically local, however, there are several artists featured from out of the state, out of the country, and out of their minds! All artists are encouraged to show their work regardless of race, creed, age, gender, or expertise. Send work, pictures of work, slides, or just bring what you have to:

257 North Water Street Kent, Ohio 44240
or contact us at:
Jeff Ingram ~ Curator of Exhibitions 330.673.4970
Gary Lockwood ~ Artistic Director 330.903.2055