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Originally published in Island Ad-Vantages, April 5, 2018
DIAA presents ART matters session, Basic Materials

Pathways Collection

Work in Diane Maguire-Horton’s Pathways Collection.

Photo courtesy of Deer Isle Artists Association

The Deer Isle Artists Association presents Deer Isle artists Diane Maguire-Horton and Timothy Whitten at its fifth ART matters 3 session, Basic Materials, at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, April 8, at the Deer Isle gallery.

Ceramic artist Maguire-Horton will discuss her focus these past few months in form, pattern and color palette using ceramic basic materials: stoneware clay, underglaze and glaze. She fires mid-range in an electric kiln, according to a news release from DIAA.

Fiber and marlinespike artist Whitten will discuss his work and gallery collection housed at the Marlinespike Chandlery in Stonington. “Marlinespike work” describes the genre of fancy hand braiding, weaving and knotting done by sailors and fishermen.

DIAA Board Member Hub White will present drawings that reflect the unique characteristics of a basic material, rock.

The program begins at 1:30 p.m., and each artist has a short time to speak. When all are finished, the artists will talk with each other for a period of time followed by an open discussion with the audience. A reception follows with 44 North coffee, tea and homemade cake. Hub White will serve as moderator.