Lies, Truths and Mysteries
16 Brewster St. Rockland, Maine
July 7- 29, 2017
Opening Friday July 7 5-7pm
Gallery Hours: Thursday, Friday, Saturday 12-6
My current work explores the connections between spirituality, world religions, and meditation through the story of my Armenian Grandmother, my own personal craft work, and the human figure. The installation will combine hand weaving, prints and metal work.
The lie: Grandma pretended she was Turkish.
The truth: Grandma converted to Islam so she would not be killed.
The mystery: Grandma continued to pray in the manner of Islam for her entire life.
Book Arts Bazaar
I'll be showing my newest art books, sharing upcoming workshop info and selling marbled paper and cards.
Sunday April 9, 2017
USM Wishcamper Center
Maine Artists Cynthia McGuirl and Anastasia Weigle
Tuesday, October 25, 2016 at 7:00 p.m.
Each of these two artists will give a presentation about their work.
Free and Open to the Public
University Events Room, 7th Floor, Glickman Family Library
University of Southern Maine
314 Forest Ave Portland, ME
Vamp & Tramp Booksellers
My books are now being represented by Vamp & Tramp Booksellers.
Art Book Display at the Thomaston Library
August 1- 31, 2016 Main Street Thomaston, ME
The Thomaston Public Library will display the Handmade Art Books of Thomaston artist Cynthia Motian McGuirl for the month of August. McGuirl works with her own original prints, drawings, hammered copper and marbled papers. She combines traditional methods with punching and stitching to assemble her books. McGuirl will also show books under construction to show the processes involved in building a book. The exhibit can be viewed during regular library hours M-F 11-5 (open until 7pm on Mon. & Fri.), Sat 9-1.
Handmade Artist's Books: One of A Kind
July 9- Sept. 30, 2015
13 Main St.
Topsham, ME 04086
Reception and Poetry Reading:
Sat. Aug. 29 1- 2:30pm
CENTENNIAL ARMENIAN GENOCIDE EXHIBIT
My Slideshow & Talk: Thursday April 30 at 7:30pm
Show: April 2- May 2, 2015
25 Eagle St
April 16- May 29, 2015
Opening Thursday April 16 5-7pm
The Holocaust and Human Rights Center at U Maine Augusta
Michael Klahr Center
46 University Dr
“ARMENIAN GENOCIDE” 100TH ANNIVERSARY
APRIL 23, 2015 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Camden Public Library
55 Main Street
I will be giving a slide show and talk that interweaves images of dreams, stories, and portraits with my family history of the Armenian Genocide.
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Maine Fiberarts at USM
June 14- July 5, 2014
Opening Reception: Sat. June 14 4-7pm
67 Pascal Ave
*_Masters: Contemporary Fiber Art_*
May 4- June 28, 2014
13 Main St
FMI: Maine Fiberarts
*Prints: Breaking Boundaries*
January 2013 Lewis Gallery Portland, ME
Paste & Pages
Harlow Gallery Hallowell, ME
*Arts In the Barn*
August 16-18, 2013
Cushing Historical Society 17 Hathorne Point Rd
8 Elm St.
Sept. 27- Oct. 28, 2012
Opening Reception Fri. Oct. 5 5-8pm
Landing Gallery website
Art to Wear ...Or Not
Pearson Legacy Gallery
13 Dow Rd
Deer Isle, ME
Sept. 20- Oct. 8, 2012
Thu- Sun 11-4
*The Figure Show*
Oct 20- 30, 2010
Opening Wed, October 20th 4pm- 7pm
Lincoln Street Center for the Arts Rockland, ME
the presence and appreciation of the human form in artwork
contemporary figures - archaic figures - figures from the twilight
*The Drawing Group, DuBack & Company*
I'll be part of this group exhibition. The theme is Nudes. The Drawing Group meets outdoors, weekly throughout the summer to draw an enthusiastic model!
Mars Hall Gallery
621 Port Clyde Road Tenants Harbor, ME
August 11 - October 11, 2010
Reception Friday August 20 6-8pm
I am currently looking for exhibition opportunities and/or gallery representation.
Cynthia Motian McGuirl
*Pecha Kucha Presentation*
On Friday March 26, 2010 at 7:15pm, I will be among the presenters at Pecha Kucha Night in Rockland, Maine. Artists will show 20 slides for 20 seconds each while speaking about their work. This is a fast paced and entertaining event! It will be held at Lincoln Street Center in Rockland. For more information about Pecha Kucha see Pecha Kucha Maine.
"The Armenian Genocide- 95 Years Later, In Remembrance"
April 1-30, 2010
Thursday April 15 5-9pm
Saturday April 17, 3-5pm
URI Feinstein Providence Campus Gallery
80 Washington St
I am excited to be a part of this large show. I will show intaglio prints related to my family's experiences in the Armenian Genocide of 1915.
For more information:
Feinstein Gallery Armenian Genocide Show
Cynthia Motian McGuirl
Born: 1963, Providence, RI
1997- present Printmaker- intaglio
1984- present Handweaver- The Dancing Blanket
1981- 82 Kansas City Art Institute Kansas City, MO
1980- 81 Swain School of Design New Bedford, MA
SELECTED SHOWS AND EXHIBITIONS
July 09 Midcoast Printmakers Exhibit Round Top Gallery Damariscotta, ME
Sept 08 Lineage: Portraits & Dreams etchings Gibbs Library Washington, ME
Sept 08 Harvest 7 Stable Gallery Damariscotta, ME
April 07 Armenia: A Remembrance etchings Elan Fine Arts Rockport, ME
Oct 06 Maine Printmakers 1980-2005 CMCA Rockport, ME
Oct 06 Maine Printmakers Elan Fine Arts Rockport, ME
Dec 05 Private Collection etchings Gallery Z Providence, RI
Oct 05 Haute for Hospice Benefit Fashion Show Bayside, ME
Oct 04/03 Artwear In Motion Textile Center of Minnesota Minneapolis, MN
2004 Winner: Award of Excellence
Spring 04 Fiberarts Design Book 7 Kimono 74 Lark Books, publisher
May 04 Contemporary Maine Fiber Art CMCA Rockport, ME
Aug 03 Wearable Arts Fashion Show Samoset Resort Rockport, ME
May 02 Fabric & Fiber 2002 ME Fabric & Fiber Arts Festival Portland,ME
Nov 00 The Art of Craft Elements Gallery Rockland, ME
Sept 00 Style 2000 Decordova Museum Lincoln, MA
Aug 00 AAUW Artisans Studio Tour Thomaston, ME
Oct 94-06 Work of the Hand CMCA Gallery Rockport, ME
July 97 Kimono Show Handworks Gallery Blue Hill, ME
May 97 Studio Work etchings Between the Muse Gallery Rockland, ME
May 93-97 Associates’ Show Gallery X New Bedford, MA
Aug 96 Kimono Exhibition Scarfone Gallery, Univ. of Tampa, FL
Fall 95 Makers ‘95 Colby College Museum of Art Waterville, ME
Spring 95 Fiber at the Blaine House (governor’s mansion) Augusta, ME
Fall 94 Fiber at the Maine Arts Commision Augusta, ME
July 94 20/20 Visions Convergence ‘94 St. Paul, MN
featured in Shuttle, Spindle & Dyepot Fall 94
Nov 93 Makers ‘93 Participant: Lecture Series Portland Museum of Art ME
Fall 92 It Works! UMO Museum of Art Orono, ME
July 92 The Capital Collection Convergence ‘92 Washington, DC
Oct 91 Fiber Show Best of Show Award Chocolate Church Gallery Bath, ME
Fall 91 Contemporary Handweaving Museum of Textile History Andover, ME
July 91 New England Weavers Seminar Show Waterville Valley, NH
Molly Houle Memorial Award
Sept 90 Makers ‘90 Bates College Gallery Lewiston, ME