Born in Hinesburg, Vermont, Maria grew up with a love for the outdoors and a deep respect for nature. She remains ever conscious of the impact humans have on the environment. Maria moved to Brooklyn to study Industrial Design at Pratt Institute. Over the years she has taken every opportunity to discover different places, spending half a year studying at the Bauhaus-University in Weimar, Germany.
We live in a global community and the affects of our consumption and production are felt by all. This understanding influences her designs and drives her to consider every aspect of form and function. Maria believes in creating products that are both visually pleasing and useful to their user.
Colin's work allows him to put daily thoughts down on something physical. Attention to process and materials are essential to Colin but a bit of raw creativity is necessary in order for him to be happy with his work. Usual mediums range from aerosol, oil and acrylic paint to paper, pencil, and marker. His work holds hints of sarcasm mixed with themes of movement and growth. Colin's most recent work is proving to be the most genuine combination of what he strives to create visually met with effective colors, mediums, and materials. Colin is originally from Reading, PA but has lived in Burlington VT for the last 5 years where he has become a valuable part of the Magic Hat Artifactory staff.
The Magic Hat ArtSpace was introduced in 2012 on the Artifactory tour ramp and showcases local artists and their work. Selected artists will typically be featured for two month. When a new artist is chosen, we will hold a reception on the first Friday of that month to coincide with Art Map Burlington’s First Friday Art Walk. All of the artwork displayed in this space can be purchased directly from the artists.
If you are interested in showing your work at the ArtSpace email Dani.Gleason@MagicHat.Net.
Magic Hat Artifactory is located at 5 Bartlett Bay Road, South Burlington VT.
Take I-89 North towards Burlington (if you're coming from the North, take I-89 South). Take exit 13 to merge onto I-189 toward US 7/Shelburne/Burlington. Turn left at Shelburne Rd/Route 7. 1.4 miles down the road on your right will be Bartlett Bay Road. The Magic Hat Artifactory will be on your right.