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"I loved it!"
Jennifer Russell, editor
"... In an eloquent way, Marcia Friedman has managed to bear witness to the Cuban panorama because she handles photography with an aesthetic sense and impeccable functionality, to which she adds a literary visibility."
Diario Las Américas
"... Rauschenberg's creations suffered from a disconnection from reality... Friedman's work raises the curtains that conceal what lies hidden in the everyday challenges faced by Cubans. In its pages, North American photography enthusiasts will find the answers to many questions raised by this tragic period within the last bastion of orthodox communism in the western hemisphere."
El Nuevo Herald.
A New Release
"Life is... Remembering Forgotten Wisdom, a recovery of overlooked wisdom sayings that will be of special, life-enhancing value to readers with an interest in being happy, having a healthy self-esteem, and appreciating what life has to offer—making it an especially and unreservedly recommended addition to a personal and community library"
Midwest Book Review
About the Artist . . .
“I refer to my art as capturing a mood, a scene, or fleeting dream. Perhaps it is a detail of life, perhaps a setting, colors in nature, or beautiful objects and places that give me pause and stir my imagination. I certainly cannot compete with the awesome beauty of nature, but I can conceptualize it from an artistic perspective and express the beauty of life through my particular vision."
Marcia Friedman's creative work has been featured in close to 100 magazine and newspaper editorials and collected by numerous galleries, individuals, and corporate clients. Some of her noted art clients include Wynn Resorts/Las Vegas; Atlantis Resort/Bahamas, Princess Cruises, and McGraw Hill Publishers.
A Bachelor of Arts degree as a Russian language and literature major hardly laid ground for the creative arts. However, during her earlier years as an international flight attendant she was afforded large segments of free time to explore her creative interests. Initially it was as a fashion designer and in addition to having her own company she was asked to design for Givenchy; Calvin Klein used her swimwear in an early commercial; and was a consultant to other prestigious brands. Eventually her creative and aesthetic sense manifested itself in fine art. Initially it was in photography, which then segued into painting. She then integrated the two and as new mediums continue to evolve so does her creative process.
Her heartfelt concern extends to all animals, not just pets. She knows firsthand how pet lovers are so deeply attached to their pets. They enjoy being with them, miss them when they are not, and seeing pictures of them makes them smile. But simply a portrait of one's pet did not have the depth she wanted. It became obvious to her that the solution was to put clients' pets in her contemporary art so that they were part of the picture. Hence, her new collection Reigning Cats & Dogs was born.
Marcia Friedman Gallery
As CMO of Atlantis I commissioned Marcia Friedman to create special art for the resort on a unique product she also created specifically for us. Not only was the work beautiful, but she was a pleasure to work with.
Paradise Island, Bahamas
Marcia's art that she made for the lobby of our law offices continues to get rave reviews. I highly recommend her for her artistic talents and her professionalism.
Joseph Gutierrez, Esq.
Maier, Gutierrez & Associates
Las Vegas, Nevada
It was delightful working with Marcia on the special artwork she did when we refurbished our resort. We love her work and have been collecting it for years.
Orly Abrahami & Wayne Krygier Owners
The Spring Resort and Spa
Desert Hot Springs, California