Mayflower to Miami: Joan Cobb Marsh Fuses the Essence of Traditional and Contemporary Art
Saturday, 02/16/2013, 06:00 pm – 08:00 pm
Williams McCall Gallery
110 Washington Avenue, CU-3,
Miami Beach, Florida 33139
Joan Cobb Marsh, widely admired painterâ€™s painter, unveils her recent interpretations of â€œPlaces and People Much Lovedâ€ at the Williams McCall Gallery South of Fifth. Kicking off with an artist reception that is open to the public on Saturday, February 16th at 6 pm, the exhibit will run until March 8th.
Joan Cobb Marsh is a known and globally collected artist who specializes in oil paintings. Marsh perfected her sensitivity to color as a young student of Henry Henche who was a protÃ©gÃ© of Charles Hawthorne, the great American painter and founder of the renowned Cape Cod School of Art in Provincetown, Massachusetts. A descendant of the Mayflower, Marshâ€™s grandfather and great-grandfather were sea captains in Provincetown. â€œMy grandfather had a fishing boat, the Betsy Ross,â€ she says. â€œHe was John Kelly Cobb of Irish-Scottish descent. In the summer and fall, Marsh paints in her third floor Provincetown studio overlooking the harbor in the home she and her husband converted from her grandfatherâ€™s boathouse. During New Englandâ€™s cold winter months, they drive to South Beach where Marsh paints. Her time in South Beach has inspired her brilliant and popular Port of Miami, South Pointe Park, Florida View, South Beach, and Everglades series.
Marshâ€™s exhibit will also include two new thoughtful works of the Twin Towers. In 2000, Marsh was granted a residency sponsored by the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council for the Arts, New York City. In her studio on the 108th floor of the Twin Towers, she painted many works depicting the spectacular views, three of which were lost in the 9/11 tragedy.