2013 Button Artist: Maria Termini
First Night Boston and Art New England are pleased to announce that the work of artist Maria Termini of Newton, Massachusetts will be used in the design of this year’s First Night button. Termini’s work was chosen from entries solicited via a call from Art New England, the region’s leading contemporary art and culture magazine.
Maria Termini has created colorful and joyful artworks in silkscreen, watercolor, collage, colored pencil drawing and mosaics especially inspired by her experience of the wonder and solitude of nature. Her artworks have been widely exhibited and are in the collections of many non-profit organizations, as well as the Boston Public Library and the Fogg Museum. Adventure, beauty, music, justice and a reverence for the earth are some of the many threads that have woven the rich tapestry of her life and work.
Termini is the author of the book, Silkscreening, published by Prentice-Hall and three memoirs: Solitude and Splendor: Living in the Schoolhouse; The Artist and the Spy; and Driving Curiosity: On the Road in Central America. Her narrative essays, including “Hurray Hitchhiker Fairy Godmother” and “Almost Godiva” have been published by Newton Magazine. Her poetry has been published in Boston’s street newspaper, Spare Change, Edge, and in the journal Soul-Lit.
She has produced the CD, Leafdancer with original songs, classical and folk music. To learn more about Maria Termini and her work, please visit www.mariatermini.com.