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Drawings and Prints – Gloria Matuszewski

Presented by First Tuesday ArtWalk at Mill Valley City Hall, Mill Valley CA

Oct 01 2023
Nov 30 2023
Drawings and Prints – Gloria Matuszewski

Drawings and Prints – Gloria Matuszewski

All of Gloria Matuszewski’s works are either a Prayer For Peace &/or a Prayer For the Earth.

First Tuesday ArtWalk/Reception 
* October 3 & November 7, 5:30 – 7:30 pm

Exhibition Dates:
* October – November 2023

Drawings and Prints in pencil by Gloria Matuszewski 

Gloria Matuszewski

All of my work is either a Prayer For Peace and/or a Prayer For the Earth. I begin by drawing a grid of half inch squares in light pencil all over the canvas or sheet of paper. I then proceed to fill in each square one at a time.

In the paintings there are many layers that need to dry in between as I work in oil paint to create the depth and variation I like, and the texture. The drawings are inspired by and pay tribute to anonymous artisans, usually women and children, who have worked for centuries, and continue to work laboriously, creating fabrics and textiles to clothe, decorate and bring warmth and beauty to everyday life, frequently under horrific working conditions. I frequently these pieces after the names of the pencils I’ve used.

I’ve also been exploring small drawings on vintage book pages, enjoying the pentimenti in the process. For the past six years I’ve been working exclusively on altering “Gray’s Anatomy”- a project which I plan on donating to the Marin Museum of Contemporary Art for their Annual fundraiser.

I like the quiet while I work. I liken my process to my daily tai chi practice. The form is set and my task is to simply pay attention and mindfully go through the slow moving dance, learn from and absorb the form, to embrace the “chi” created, and then, finally, to let it go, without attachment.


Free admission

Contact: 415-388-4033

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Additional time info:

First Tuesday ArtWalk/Reception: October 3 & November 7, 5:30 – 7:30 pm
Exhibition Dates: October–November 2023
Hours: 8:00 am to Noon


Mill Valley City Hall

26 Corte Madera Avenue, Mill Valley, CA 94941

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