, 2022-07-09 10:27:02,
(STONE HARBOR, New Jersey) — Mackenzie Thorpe “Love Across the Sea”, houses an impressive collection of the internationally renowned plastic artist Mackenzie Thorpe. These works will be on display and available for purchase at ocean galleries, Stone Harbor’s premier fine art gallery. Two special in-person appearances are scheduled to meet the artist: Friday, July 22 from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm and Saturday, July 23. from 6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. This is a unique opportunity to meet Mackenzie Thorpe and experience her extraordinary art. Artwork is available for purchase and all appearances are free and open to the public.
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“My ambition is to unite the world through the eyes of these children and enable today’s cultures to understand that to sustain our societies, we must protect and nurture our children, and protect and nurture the child in all of us. It is our responsibility to love these children, to let them love back into the world, and to keep our eyes open to the wonders of childhood.” —Mackenzie Thorpe
Born in 1956, Mackenzie Thorpe grew up in the industrial town of Middlesbrough in the 1950s, where her father worked as a laborer and her mother as a nursing assistant. Life for the Thorpe family was no different from that of most of their community, sometimes a struggle. Mackenzie acknowledges mixed emotions about this period of her life. She remembers the strong sense of community spirit, warmth and humor that blossomed in the face of adversity, as well as loneliness and isolation.
The need and compulsion to draw was evident from an early age and remains with Mackenzie today. As a child, he would forage for whatever raw materials he could find, drawing on cigarette packs with pencil butts, or using illicit eyeshadow and lipstick from his mother’s makeup bag. Battling dyslexia throughout her childhood, Mackenzie found confidence in painting and drawing. Unsurprisingly, he left school with no formal qualifications and took on a variety of unskilled manual jobs while continuing to draw and paint.
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