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Mo Gartland Art Show

Open house art show featuring local Kent artist (and former owner of beloved Taco Tantos) Mo Gartland! Come out to The Red Twig and mingle with the artist while viewing her beautiful mosaic art pieces made from ceramics and found objects. Light hors d'oeuvres and wine will be provided. 

Mo Gartland is a self-taught business person, creating a Kent landmark when she owned and operated Taco Tonto’s for almost 30 years. Free now to explore the endless possibilities of texture and pattern that were ever in the background. Gartland brings some of the hard lessons from that enterprise: solid craftsmanship, hard work, and an attraction to simple things, done well, to her art. Finding inspiration and key elements of her work on railway tracks, garage floors, abandoned buildings and Ohio woods as she walks through her life. 
Abstract, yet drawn from her unique perception of reality, she uses color, texture, and an impulsive element of randomness against structure, to create her pieces.
“The first mosaic piece that caught my eye was a photo of someone’s fireplace where the artist used billiard balls, odd ceramic pieces and beer bottle bottoms to decorate his room. Loved it so much I made my first piece and kept going.
I love the recycling of old plates, found objects, gravel from the odd driveway and railroad yards, and even the innards of computers and bicycle parts. 
I have also used my grandmother’s everyday dishes that I held when I was five and have now put in one of my vases. Love thinking of her every time I view it.”
You can reach Mo at

Later Event: March 18
Paint Party with Shannon Casey