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Cranberry Artists Network Hosting Exhibit and Showcase

Sep 30, 2019 02:53PM ● By North Hills Monthly Magazine

Exhibits Run Oct. 1-31

Mars resident Marcy Bogdanich, the current treasurer for the Cranberry Artists Network, will display her humorous sculptures in an upcoming showcase that can be seen in the display case at the Cranberry Township Municipal Building.

In college, Bogdanich was influenced by the box art of Joseph Cornell. 

“Since then, some form of mixed media art in a box has been a favorite way of expressing myself. An even bigger influence on my work is my love of really bad puns, silliness and drawings and works that make me laugh,” she said.

Bogdanich’s teaching career included working as an elementary art educator for Hampton Township School District for 28 years; teaching a preschool class of 4-year-olds; teaching adult painting classes; vending her crafts at shows, and eventually becoming fully immersed in turning horrible puns into holiday cards.

“Laughter and humor are a big part of my life and I so enjoy crating things that make me laugh,” she said. “Here’s hoping you will laugh with me.”

Joan Stossel Pun will be exhibiting her art in the Back Hall Gallery, located in the Cranberry Township Municipal Building. She has been painting or drawing all of her life, and though largely self-taught, she did study under several well-known watercolor and oil artists in Lima, Peru, where she lived for 48 years before retiring to Cranberry Township. 

Stossel Pun has been in quite a few collective exhibitions and has had several individual showings in Lima and in San Juan, Puerto Rico. She has won prizes for her batiks. She enjoys traveling around the world and often does paintings from the sites that she has seen. 

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