Rengstorff House is pleased to extend an invitation for members of the public to attend TeaDimensionalArt, an exhibition by Mary Pagón. Mary is a local artist who takes tea out of the bag and into the realm of art. Her first solo exhibition will be held from June 5 – July 27, 2011 at the Rengstorff House, 3070 N. Shoreline Boulevard in Mountain View. The public will have a chance to meet Mary in person on Tuesday, June 7 for a free artist’s reception from 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.
A self-taught mixed media artist, Mary has enjoyed painting since she was a child. She discovered her true passion five years ago when she started using tea as a medium in her paintings. By blending tea and acrylic paint on canvas, she expresses her love for dazzling, shimmering colors and rich, eye-catching layers of texture.
Mary uses teas from all over the world, including Chinese Oolong, Japanese Matcha, African Rooibos, and Indian Chai. Some of the teas that she uses in her paintings will be displayed for visitors to see, smell, and touch during the exhibition.
“For me, painting with tea is a sensory experience,” explains the artist. “I smell, taste and even listen to the sound of the tea as I crush the leaves between my fingertips before mixing them with paint. The experience takes me into another dimension, unleashing my full creativity. My paintings are a harmonious infusion of nature and art.”
Mary has named many of her paintings after the characteristics of teas she uses, including Sweet Cinnamon Splashes, Orange Passion for Green MarTeanis, and Abstractions of Chamomile Tea.
With each brushstroke, Mary takes her viewers on a journey into a new dimension of art called TeaDimensionalArt. The Rengstorff House, open to the public three days a week on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Sundays from 11:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m., is the oldest home in Mountain View, and docent-led tours, including viewing of the TeaDimensionalArt, are available throughout the summer’s exhibition schedule. For additional information, please call (650) 903-6392.