In the Gallery September 11 - November 2

Rachel Derstine, Emily Squires Levine, Mary Tyson

Meet the Artists Reception

Thursday, September 21, 5-7pm

The Gallery Committee is excited to announce the next art exhibition at the Clubhouse. Join us for a very special exhibit of work by these brilliant local 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. 

Members and artists are encouraged to invite friends and guests to the Artists’ Opening Reception. 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

Rachel Derstine

Rachel Derstine is an award-winning fiber artist whose recent move to Philadelphia inspired her Architecture Series. Colorful windows, spiral quilting and textural surface design are all her tools. Dynamic use of color, use of sheers and layering of elements work together to achieve her goal of creating depth, movement and a sense of perspective. Slightly curving lines portray gracefulness and circles are often present representing wholeness and creativity. Rachel uses primarily hand dyed cotton and silk and incorporates non-woven products and textile paint, with texture often added through the stitching of cheese cloth, yarn and cording to the surface. Her childhood in Japan has also influenced her style and use of kimonos, silks, ikats, hand dyed and batik fabrics.

Rachel’s works are featured in invitational and juried gallery shows and fine art/craft shows throughout the country. She has published articles in Machine Quilting Unlimited and Art Quilting Studio magazines. Her work has been purchased and installed in institutions such as Epic Corporation in Madison, WI, and the Milton Hershey Medical Center in Hershey, PA.  

Emily Squire Levine

Emily has always been drawn to small vessels, particularly those with colorful, intricate designs: a ceramic bowl from Turkey, a mother-of-pearl box. Though often used to hold treasures, the container always intrigues her more than its contents. Her colorful vessels are inspired by traditional Japanese Imari porcelain, a print by Miró or recent travels to Cuba. Emily layers hand mixed colors of polymer, creating patterns which run through the entire length of the “cane.” Slices of contrasting colors, patterns, and complexity are juxtaposed around a form and cured in an oven. Each vessel reflects the shape of the form but remains unique in its presentation. Emily came to her art after a childhood of macramé and yarn doll making, an MBA and a 30-year career in finance. Although she played with polymer clay with my young children, it was not until 1994 that she discovered her niche.  An avocation became her occupation over time.   Emily, a Philadelphia resident, is a member of the Philadelphia Area Polymer Clay Guild and the International Polymer Clay Association.

Mary Ann Tyson

Maryann’s work reflects an innate fascination with nature through composition, forms and colors. She translates to canvas her impressions of landscapes and flora, informed by years of travel and horseback riding through rural forests.
She sees her style as a modern interpretation of the old masters technique of layering glazes to build a surface. Maryann attempts to use a rhythmic theme achieved with strong marks and colors to convey the subject matter in a sometimes impressionistic and abstract matter and which is expressive of her innermost feelings about our natural environment. She has studied at Vermont College, the Fashion Design School of Andre Narera in Paris (while living there) and Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. Her work has been on display at many venues including the Philadelphia Museum of Art (Rental Department), Verizon Corporation, Marriot Hotel (LA) and Smith Kline Beechman, the Woodmere Gallery, Abington Art Center. She has received awards from such places as Woodmere Gallery, Fleisher Art Memorial, Abington Art Center and Main Line Art Center. Maryann has been a previous exhibitor at the Club.