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Cathy Weaver Taylor creates artwork that makes people think outside the box, seeks to find balance in composition, and arranges paper in new ways to get people’s attention. 

She is an artist who revels in light. Mediums include collage, assemblage, and photography. Luminaries and reflective collages are unique creations using translucency and reflection as highlights. 

Working with scissors, cutting things out and then reassembling the cutouts with glue, tape, and staples is the beginning process. Lately, Cathy has been working with translucent collage and a light box. She got started with the light box because of having seasonal affective disorder (SAD) and is on a therapeutic light box every morning for about 15-minutes. She started working with color and shape with origami paper right on the light box, and came up with the unusual layered jewel-toned collages that are photographed and called Luminaries. 

First the luminaries were printed on glossy paper. Cathy then found a way to print them on lightweight plastic banners that are installed in windows that really light up when the light is behind them. She is presently experimenting with various transparent film mediums for the luminaries. 

There are paper and translucent  luminaries for windows and small ones for nightlights. The three Luminaries in the Library projects, all funded with local Massachusetts Cultural Council grants include Luminary Workshops, extending an invitation to the public to create paper luminaries with color and light. 

Cathy's assemblages use recycled materials creating large-scale work for indoor and outdoor sculpture shows

Photography has always been a strong interest and and main themes include close ups of the moon phases, flowers, spiderwebs, reflections, shadows and landscapes.  Cathy was recently awarded a Material Needs Grant from Arts Worcester to work with Light and Shadow photos on aluminum. 











Exhibitions

BALANCE luminary at Unconventional show at Davis Art Gallery in Worcester June July 2019

Be Still 1, Be Still 2 at Watertown 'Touch Me - Art that is meant to be touched' art show at the Wave Till Gallery Watertown, May 16th through July 5th 2019

‘Starry Night’, Please Touch the Art at the Mosesian Center for the Arts, Watertown MA May 23- September 6, 2019.

Luminaries in the Library, Worcester Public Library, 2019-Reach for the Stars April 2019 partially funded by Worcester Art Council a local agency funded by Mass Cultural Council, a state agency and Alpha Graphics of Worcester. Includes a teen project for the WPL Teen Zone. 

There’s No Place Like Home, Small Works Show by Creative Circles of Hopkinton MA, Hopkinton Art Center Art Annex March-April 2019

Unapologetic, Sorry not Sorry: The Aha Moment, Women’s Work is Never Done, Women Hold up Half the World, Self Reflect, Me and My Shadow at Amazing Things 160 Gallery, Framingham March-May 2019

Notre Dame Cathedral, Going, Going, Gone- Built/Broken, Shiltkamper Gallery, Clark University; juried show with Elli Crocker; March-April 2019


Self Reflection at Perception of Self(ie), at the Mosesian Gallery, Watertown MA. January 24-March 29, 2019 

There’s No Place Like Home at the Mosesian Gallery, Watertown MA, November-January 2018; juried show

Contributing artist at A Provocative Synergy, group show at Sprinkler Factory Gallery in Worcester November 2018

‘Negotiation’ at A Matter of Perspective at Arts Worcester September-October 2018; n collaboration with Fitchburg Art Museum

Headlight, 3D to $D, Technomancy, Worcester Pop Up Gallery, September 2018

Save Notre Dame, summer 2018, Pop Up Worcester and Sprinkler Factory Gallery

Into the Autism, Healing the Wound, Healing Hands: Picturing Medical Justice/Healing Fibers at the Sprinkler Factory Gallery, July 7-July 28, 2018

Christian Right, original reflective collage, ONE Arts Worcester member show, Aurora Gallery, June 15-July 15, 2018

Luminaries in the Library- Libraries are Living Growing Places of Wisdom at the Worcester Public Library, May 2018, ongoing exhibit on second floor and entranceway, supported by Worcester Arts Council, a local agency supported by Mass Cultural Council, a state agency. 2018

Wedding Cake, original collage at Remix: Appropriations in Art, Till Wave Gallery in Watertown, May 3-June 30 2018 with reception May 3 from 4-7pm

REFLECT, TOO, solo collage show at Worcester Senior Center, March 25-May 25 with reception and workshop April 24th 11-2 and 1-3. 

Abstract 1, Creative Circles Small Works, Hopkinton Center for the Arts, March 13- April 16, 2018

Abstract 1, Stow Community Art Show, Stowe Cultural Council, Pompositticut Community Center, March 16- April 13, 2018 

Women’s Work is Never Done; Bow, Bend, Thrust, After a Fashion, Arts Worcester Aurora Gallery, March 16-April 15, 2018

Gosling, Rebirth, Worcester Council for the Arts photography at Worcester City Hall March-May 2018

We Love Books, Books Illuminate, Luminaries in the Library, Upton Public Library March-April 2018. Includes a luminary workshop. This program is supported by a grant from the Upton Cultural Council, a local agency, which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency

Abstract 1,E Pluribus Unum Show, Aurora Gallery, Arts Worcester in collaboration with Fitchburg Art Museum, though Dec. 16, 2017

REFLECT, Traditions in Wayland, one-person show, using reflective collage, Oct.-Nov. 2017

Abstract 1, Non-Objective Now: New England Artists Explore Abstraction, Davis Art Gallery, Worcester, September through end of December 2017

Crescent Moon, Recycled Assemblage at Art on the Trail at Beals Preserve Southboro Open Space Foundation June-September 2017

Grandmother Spider Recycled Assemblage at RECLAIMED, reduce, reuse, recycle, Mosesian Center Watertown MA May- July 2017

-Moving Along and Be Still at Sensory Play, The Sprinkler Factory, Harlow St . Worcester spring 2017

-Light'N'Up the Winter Blues, Nine Dot Gallery, Worcester MA
luminary window banner installation and luminary workshop, winter 2017

- Mask, Show us your other side, Sprinkler Factory Gallery, Dec. 2016

- Let there by Light, Worcester Cultural Council, Dec. 2016-Februrary 2017

- Off the Grid, Aurora Gallery, Arts Worcester December 2016

-Invisible Children, Healing Arts, Sprinkler Factory Art Gallery, Worcester, September 2016

-Cheshire Cat, Worcester Art Museum, Community Cats, summer 2016

-Pleiadian Blue installation, Art on the Trail, Hopkinton MA Aug-Sept. 2016

-Edward Jones/Creative Underground Littleton MA summer 2016

-At the Crossroads, Arts Worcester ONE June 2016

-Luminaries in the Rotunda, Acton Memorial Library, summer 2016 

-Luminaries, solo show for Arts Wayland at Traditions art space, March, April, May 2016

-Woman’s Art Forum Show at Hopkinton Center for the Arts, March 2016

-Art for Peace, Center for Non-Violence, Worcester Library, March 2016

Snapshot in Time, Davis Gallery, winter 2015

Gray Scale, Aurora Gallery Arts Worcester in collaboration with Fitchburg Art Museum, Dec 2015.

2D-3D Landscape InVision, Davis Gallery, fall 2015

Healing Threads War and Peace, Sprinkler Gallery, Worcester MA, November 2015

Rail Trail outdoor sculpture exhibit, Hopkinton MA, summer 2015

-Arts Worcester, Model Behavior: A Call-and-Response Collaboration with the Fitchburg Art Museum, Dec. 2014-Jan 2015
-Small Works Show,Fountain Street Gallery Oct.-Dec. 2014
-Hopkinton Community Arts Juried Photography Show Oct. 2014
-Hopkinton Women's Art Forum January 2014
-Arts Worcester December 2013-
-Southboro Conservation 25th Anniversary,  Beale Conservation Land, outdoor sculpture Oct. 2013
-Hopkinton Center for the Arts Member Show Oct. 2013
-Arts Worcester ONE June 2013
-Arts Worcester Call and Response 2012
-Hopkinton Center for the Arts members show 2012
-Art in Bloom, Hopkinton Center for the Arts- 2012
-Nature in the City, Goddard House, Worcester, MA - 2012
-Hopkinton Cultural Council Women Artist Show - 2012
-Women Hold Up Half the Sky, Worcester, MA - 2008
-Moving On, One Love Cafe, Worcester, MA - 2007
-Worcester Artist Group Show, Worcester, MA -Dec. - 2006
-Worcester Artist Group Show, Worcester, MA -Oct. - 2006
-Women of Spirit, Tower Court Art, Sarasota, Fl - 2005
-The Grove Project, Habitat Center, Belmont MA- 2003
-Remembering Goddess, Solo Show, Arlington, Ma - 2002
-Light and Shadow, Solo Photography, Webster, Ma - 2001

Published Works:
-Lunar Calendar, Luna Press 2000-present
-Women Artist Date Book, Syracuse Cultural Workers - 2012
-The Unicorn, Rowan Tree Church 1997-2008
-National Council of Geo-cosmic Research, Boston Chapter    newsletter illustrations 2005-2006
-Gnosis Magazine, Life, Death, and the Goddess - 1998
-Crone Chronicles Magazine 1992-2000
-"Vision and Voices of Women", Crone Chronicles - 1995
-Spirit of Change Magazine illustrations,1992-2000
-Holistic Health Guide Cover Illustration- 1995

New and Good, Women's Center for Wellness illustrations and logo design, 1998-2000

Beacon Yoga Center Logo - 1998

Ilustrations for Cycle of Seasons, poetry by Tasha Halpert, 1997
Artist Statement
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