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MaryBeth Thielhelm

MARYBETH THIELHELM Sears-Peyton, Coast Living

August 1, 2009 - by M. Lindsay Bierman

MaryBeth Thielhelm highlighted in Coast Living, Editor's Letter

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Catalog Essay for Nameless Seas, MaryBeth Thielhelm

March 23, 2006 - Kimberly Whinna

Sears-Peyton Gallery is pleased to present the second solo exhibition of works by MaryBeth Thielhelm, opening March 23rd and continuing through May 26th , 2005.  There will be an opening reception for the artist on Thursday, March 23rd, from 5-7pm.

When the sun rises in Abqaiq, a town near the Persian Gulf, the sand dunes turn a magical purplish blue.  The horizon is low and flat and the wind-etched dunes roll endlessly into the distance.  A gaseous sort of heat resonates from the sand, creating a shimmering mirage of color particles.  MaryBeth Thielhelm’s earliest visual memories revolve around these shifting hues of warm, dusty light which saturated her childhood in Saudi Arabia.

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