June 20, 2020
“Local Artist Opens Mason Maria Gallery in Lockland”
Cincinnati-based abstract artist David Elmer, painting as Mason Maria, will be opening an Art Gallery, at 112 Mill St. in Lockland, Ohio. Grand Opening ceremonies will take place June 27th. The one-room Gallery is housed in a 1909, two-story brick building, formerly long-time home of the Old Mill Café. “I discovered downtown Lockland while exploring urban neighborhoods and was immediately attracted to the area” said Elmer, a mostly self-taught artist mentored by Priya Rama, whose beautiful works were recently featured in a CBS Morning Show story. “I was fortunate to secure a lease for the vacant storefront and immediately commenced renovations” Elmer continued. “Neighboring business owners and local officials have been really nice and supportive. There is definitely a small but growing revitalization movement in Lockland’s downtown district and I want to be a part of that” Elmer said.
Elmer’s original works are colorful, vibrant and whimsical. “My objective with every piece is to make people feel happy” Elmer explained. His works have been available in galleries in Milford, Reading, Lexington, KY and Indianapolis and have been selected for juried exhibits as far away as St. Louis. In November 2019, Elmer held his first solo Exhibit, “Enter the Ethereal” at the York St. Art Gallery in Newport, KY. “I’m still learning and growing as an artist but I want to demonstrate to my children (the Gallery is named after his son and daughter) and to others the importance and value of providing and sharing positive experiences. Making original art is personally satisfying but it needs to achieve a greater good. My art and Gallery are meant to convey positive energy, peace, happiness, etc. The aesthetic is eclectic to stir imaginations and encourage others to tap into and share their unique creativity” Elmer concluded.
For now, the Gallery will be open on weekends and by appointment only. “I’ll feature other artists in the future and plan to offer the space to singer-songwriters, poets, etc. as space for them to share their talent and positive messages” To learn more about the Gallery, please visit www.MasonMaria.com or contact Elmer at MasonMariaArt@gmail.com
David W. Elmer
Owner, Mason Maria Art Gallery
112 Mill St.
MASON MARIA ART GALLERY