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Meet and Mingle with the Trashy Women

Thursday, May 25, 5-7pm

The Gallery Committee is excited to announce the next art exhibition at the Clubhouse on display from May 16 through July 11. Join us for a very special exhibit of work by the Trashy Women Collective featuring five extraordinary artists. Please plan to visit the exhibition during Club hours and join us at the Artists’ Opening Reception to experience the extraordinary creativity of these artists. 

The Artists’ Opening Reception will be held on May 25 5-7pm. Members and artists are encouraged to invite friends and guests.  Mark your calendars for these exciting and stimulating exhibits! Cosmopolitan Club Members and their Guests, Artists and their Patrons are most welcome to attend. 

Club members and their guests can 
Artists and their guests can REGISTER HERE

Maggie Creshkoff

At its very best, making art is like a poem: within a formal structure, all manner of unexpected and beautiful things can happen.
Maggie Creshkoff lives on the family farm in northern Cecil County with far too many cats and her 105 pound Daniff, Puccini.
She received a BA in American History from Antioch College and an MFA in Ceramics from the Instituto Allende/University of Guanajuato in Mexico. She moved to Maryland in 1982 to continue her childhood dream of playing in the local mud.

Maggie currently chairs the Cecil County Arts Council poetry group Lunchlines, plays in various Baroque and Rennaissance recorder groups and ensembles in the tri-state area, and is one of the founders of the artists' collective known as the Trashy Women, now in its 18th year.
She teaches Sculpture and 3-D design at Cecil College, and gives various workshops and classes throughout the year, including (but not limited to) the Oxford Arts Alliance, the Cecil County Arts Council, the Center for Creative Arts, the Newark Arts Alliance, the Cecil County Public Library, West Chester University, the SUCCESS project in Havre de Grace, and the U.S. State Department.

Sue Eyet

I find delight in lovely old objects, in tiny fragments of everyday life.
I find myself drawn towards them as their numbers multiply; enticed as these bits and pieces of tangible memories fill every corner and cover every flat surface; and ultimately seduced as they take over my life.
This passion to find beauty in detritus is satisfying in a way like no other, and I find that creation with cast-offs is more akin to the myth of the Phoenix than that of Pygmalion.
It is a form of reincarnation, and my satisfaction comes from the realization that new life has been given to objects once thought worthless.
The mobiles, stabiles, wearable sculpture/jewelry and layered two-dimensional pieces that utilize these objects form the basis of my current artistic obsession, and will serve as the structure for the solo show entitled “Fragments of Life.”
Born in southern West Virginia in 1954, Cecil County based for decades, Sue has exhibited her work at the American Visionary Art Museum in Baltimore, the Noyes Museum in New Jersey, and many Maryland county arts councils, including the CCAC.
She has been commissioned to make artwork for numerous organizations, including Phillip’s Restaurant, the State of Maryland [Governor’s Art Award], AVAM and Father Martin’s Ashley in Havre de Grace, where her unique jewelry designs have been commissioned as presentation gifts to Linda Carter, Judy Collins and Ester Nicholson. Sue Eyet’s artwork has been included in The Fine Art of the Tin Can, Found Object Art II, Fabulous Woven Jewelry and Angel Crafts.

Dragonfly Leathrum

I am a multi-media artist and work in paint and stained glass. I paint portraits in acrylic, oil and watercolor on canvas, paper and board. I design and paint murals both on interior and exterior walls, cars, and found objects. As an active member I contribute to an artist collective called “Trashy Women” where I use my repertoire to make art out of recycled and found objects. Joy, beauty, optimism, fun and generosity of the human spirit inspire all my work. Serving both local customers and diverse global communities, I design to evoke joy in my customers and foster awareness of our world. These are my primary artistic goals.

Currently I am creating a mixed media portfolio about the Arctic. This new work is inspired by a five-week deployment as Artist-in-Residence aboard a ship-based science expedition in 2018. The research vessel surveyed the physics of oceans, glaciers and climate change between Iceland, Greenland, and Svalbard. Initial photographs, sketches and watercolor illustrations at sea, enabled me to create (a) an Arctic-themed Art Car with land- and seascapes and its animal populations on a Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid, (b) an immersive mural of the Scoresby Sound, Greenland, (c) a stained glass window of polar bears and icebergs, and (d) three watercolor landscape paintings of Iceland and Greenland thus far.

Dragonfly Leathrum-Simons is a multi-media artist who works in paint and stained glass. She paint portraits in acrylic, oil and watercolor on canvas, paper and board. She designs and paints murals both on interior and exterior walls, paints Art Cars, and found objects. As an active member she contributes to an artist collective called “Trashy Women” where she uses her repertoire to make art out of recycled and found objects. Joy, beauty, optimism, fun and generosity of the human spirit inspire all her work. Serving both local customers and diverse global communities, she designs to evoke joy in her customers and foster awareness of our world. Besides filling commissions and creating artwork for shows, she teaches students ages ten through adult. She also mentors paid studio apprentices who assist her in the preparation, and construction of her work as well as maintaining the studio.

Dragonfly has a BFA degree from the University of Delaware in painting and printmaking. She apprenticed in stained glass at Glass Crafters in Lewes, DE and Timeless Tiffany in North East, MD. She also studied art at Penland School of Crafts, Asheville, NC, Wolverhampton University, Wolverhampton, England, Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Gatlinburg, TN and LaGrange College, LaGrange, GA.

Her most recent awards are: North Delaware Most Happening List, winner Best Artist 2014, Finalist 2015 and 2016. She is a founding and former Board member of the Newark Arts Alliance and a member of the Trashy Women Artist Collective. Dragonfly has exhibited in the US and Germany. She works mostly through commission. Dragonfly’s business, Dragonfly Art Studios, creates paintings, cartoons, stained glass windows, murals, mosaics, Art Cars and works from upcycled materials. Dragonfly is available for talks about what it means to be an artist or about her different mediums.

Trebs Thompson

Trebs Thompson is a farmer, artist, and writer living in Newark, Delaware. A head and neck cancer survivor, she also has been diagnosed with Parafoveal Macular Telangiectasia, a rare condition that destroys the central vision.

Unable to paint fine detail or solder with accuracy any longer, she has been experimenting with adhesives and other ways to continue to tell her stories using both glass and found objects.

Colleen Zufelt

After graduating with a BFA in the early 80’s, I set up a studio with the DCCA in Wilmington, DE and began to create my decorative and functional ceramics. For the next 15 years I exhibited full time in numerous craft shows and galleries throughout the US, including the American Craft Council shows and Rosen Group Buyer of American Crafts. Not only was my work published in several books and magazines throughout the US, but I received both the Delaware Division of the Arts Emerging and Established Artist Fellowships early in my career. In the mid 90’s I stepped away from my full-time studio to teach art in private and public schools. In 2016 I attended the Marshall Bridge Sculpture Workshop and began to create again, adding metal to my multimedia sculpture/art. Having retired from teaching in 2020, I returned to my studio practice where I am exploring new ideas, both functional and decorative, in clay, metal and jewelry.  

Numerous ancient philosophies teach us we should live in harmony with the natural world.  As I return to my studio full time, I strive to create a beauty from the discarded in my search for this harmony.  My current series explores both metal and clay remnants.  Some I have collected and saved throughout years of creating while others evolve as I immerse myself in new processes and exploration.  
In our current fast paced world, I hope to inspire viewers to slow down and contemplate the Spirit of Creation while at the same time, recycling, repurposing and reusing.