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July 4th 2024 through September 30th 2024

Mary Frances Judge’s exhibit Spiritual Light will be on view in the Main 1 st floor galleries. She is an artist who has created many paintings over the last fifty years, which have been exhibited in solo and group-shows in prestigious galleries and museums in the U.S. and abroad.  She has been profiled in The New York Times, and her work has been acclaimed in numerous periodicalsand art journals. Born in Minneapolis, MN, Mary Frances Judge became an Ursuline nun in 1958. As a nun, Mary Frances Judge gained qualities that were essential to being an artist: the capacity to live minimally; the ability to make a commitment and stick to it; and the capacity to devote herself to larger issues bigger than herself. She found inspiration while traveling in Italy and lived for over thirty years in New York City as a practicing artist. Mary Frances Judge will be in attendance for the opening on July 4 th from 4 to 8 pm, please come out and welcome her.

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Richard Mock’s exhibit Spiritual Life will be on view at MoF on the 2 nd floor. Richard Mock 91944 to July 28, 2006) was a printmaker, painter, sculptor, muralist and editorial cartoonist. Mock was best known for his linocut illustrations that appeared on the Op-Ed page of the New York Times and from 1980 through 1996. The works on view at MoF have been donated by his sister Bonnie Mock and husband Anthony Turr and represent the later part of Richard’s life. Richard Mock was born in Long Beach, California in 1944. Mock earned his bachelor’s degree, studying lithography and block printing at the University of Michigan. Settling in New York City in 1968, Mock had exhibitions at 112 Greene Street, the Whitney Museum, Exit Art and before his death at the Sideshow Gallery in RedHook, Brooklyn. Mock’s paintings, prints, drawings and small sculptures are on view at the Museum of Friends as he was a dear friend to both founders. Mock was named the official portrait painter of the 1980 Olympic Winter Games in Lake Placid, New York.

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UNDENIABLE NATURE

Maria Cocchiarelli

December 16th 2023 through March 16 2024

I am fascinated by Ms.Cocchiarelli’s artwork, mainly her child-like innocence and bravado which manifests by trying anything new, like the “Public Health is a Puzzle” mural across the street from the Museum or the Rainbow Pet Hospital mural in Kansas City. I am continually astounded by her ability to come clean, no holds barred, her sheer ability to suspend her mind and pull-off the most miraculous and colorful works of art. Another thing I have noticed is her need to include the whole enchilada whether writing a grant for MoF or taking a photograph of her landscape. She is never content with just one word or one photo. It appears to be an on-going vision that includes both the seen and unseen. In this survey she has pulled out all the stops surprising even me by unrolling two or three large works not seen since they were painted. The magnitude of her range as an artist in everything she does is on display here for the discerning eye. 

Brendt Berger, Walsenburg, December 2023

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