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October 2016 at TAG

September 17, 2016


In October TAG/The Artists Gallery will feature two solo exhibitions: Nancy McLoughlin’s “Tables, Chairs” and Joan Tarbell Plato’s “We Want Clean Water!”

“Almost every day we sit in a chair, often at a table,” McLoughlin says. “Our thoughts are about why we are there, but somewhere in our subconscious we are interacting with the table and the chair. They are alive in their own way, witnessing the noisy meeting, the meal, the empty room. These thoughts have inspired me to create this series of paintings and drawings.”
Nancy McLoughlin is a long-time resident of Harper's Ferry, W.Va. She received her BFA from Carnegie Mellon University. Her work appears in numerous private collections.

Inspired by water and her beloved State of Maryland, Joan Tarbell Plato’s show depicts ocean, lakes, streams and their myriad inhabitants. Moved by recent events, Plato merges her love of poetry with visual art and creates writings and art around events that have damaged our waters and threatened our environment.
Her love of nature with its rhythms and magic can be felt throughout her works. “My show speaks for those who cannot: birds, plants and sea life,” she says.
Plato, an artist for over twenty years, studied at the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) and with several internationally known workshop artists. She is a juried member of the Baltimore Watercolor Society and the National League of American Pen Women. Her art is held in both private and corporate collections.

These exhibitions and a show of work by the other members of the gallery will run from September 30 through October 30, with a reception from 5 to 8pm during First Saturday on Oct. 1.
Solo artists McLoughlin and Plato will give a TAG Talk on Sunday, October 23 at 3pm. They will discuss their backgrounds, artistic processes, philosophies, and works during this informal and intimate in-gallery experience. Come explore the gallery, enjoy light refreshments, and engage in conversations with guest artists and fellow attendees.

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Joan Tarbell Plato

First Flight
by Joan Tarbell Plato


Nancy McLoughlin

The Chair's Chair No. 2
by Nancy McLoughlin




Joan Tarbell Plato

Helping Hands
by Joan Tarbell Plato


Nancy McLoughlin

Two at the Table
by Nancy McLoughlin