E. Gyuri Hollósy and Mary M. Michaels

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About the Artist

E. Gyuri Hollosy (hollosy.com) was born in a small village in the Bavaria region of Germany and is descended from two Hungarian painters.  In 1955, his family moved to Cleveland, where he studied at the Cleveland Institute of Art, before earning his BFA from Ohio University where he studied with sculptor David Hostetier.  Hollosy spent more than five years in the military and then continued his fine art studies at Tulane University, where he earned his MFA.  He has taught at Tulane, Washington University, Bethany College and the Johnson Atelier in Mercerville, NJ.

The artist’s love of and fascination with medieval armor has subconsciously influenced his work in recent years, and led Hollosy to discover a new sculptural approach that has evolved into what he describes as a “strongly delicate, unique and personal style”.

Over the past 38 years, Hollosy has been awarded numerous commissions, and he has received several exhibition awards and professional grants, including a grant from the Helen and Georg Segal Foundation, the Ludwig Vogelstein Foundation, and the Herk van Tongeran Sculpture Award from the Atlantic Foundation.

Mary M. Michaels (marymichaels.com) graduated from the Maryland Institute, College of Art, Baltimore with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Art Teacher Education and also studied independently under Hope Horn.  During this time, she taught art for several years.  Currently, she primarily creates small-scale landscape paintings in pastels on location “en plein air,” and concentrates on local Mercer County vistas that have been permanently set aside as open space for future generations.

Mary has exhibited in several group, solo and juried show and her paintings are in various private collections.  She had a solo exhibition at the Queenstown Gallery in Pennington and a joint show at the Arts Council of Princeton.  Mary was also invited and participated in the Pinot to Piccaso art auction for the Arts Council of Princeton.  In addition, she is one of the D&R Greenway Land Trust artists.  Currently, she is a senior user experience strategist and director of training for Human Factors International, specializing in interaction design and user experience issues on the Web.