A+ Art showcases Mara Viksnins in one-woman show

Published: Thursday, June 27, 2013 at 04:35 PM.

Viksnins' imagination and variety of approach won her the award of Best in Show from the Cultural Arts Alliance's A+ Art committee at their summer 2012 fine art exhibit for her work "Tickling the Ivories."

"Tickling the Ivories is typical of Mara's symbolic style, which is vibrating with color and rhythm," said A+ Art Committee Co-Chair Robin Wiesneth.

Thanks to that recognition, the committee invited Viksnins back for a one-woman show, which opened June 21 at the South Walton campus of Northwest Florida State College. 

This one-woman show consists of 35 of Viksnins' paintings.

Her work is represented at two galleries in Pensacola, but this is her first one-woman show.

Viksnins moved to Destin seven years ago. 

With an art degree from the University of West Florida, Viksnins has studied with prominent artists nationwide. She belongs to Blue Morning Gallery and Quayside Art Gallery in Pensacola and recently received Best of Show at Artel Gallery in Pensacola for her work "Family Dynamics," a collage encased in a shadow box. Viksnins is also president of the Pensacola Branch of the National League of American Pen Women, an organization of professional female artists, composers, and writers, and was honored at the 2012 NLAPW Biennial Art Show in Washington, D.C.

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