Marie Riccio has been a member of The Artists’ Gallery for several years. This is her third year participating in the gallery’s Box Show.
You Have My Heart began as a simple cigar box. The artist covered the exterior with wrappers of the her favorite chocolate, Mast Brothers in Brooklyn.
The interior is covered with the inside wrappers from the chocolate bars. Marie sewed the heart, and the buttons are from her collection. Some of them date back to the time when her grandfather was a tailor in New York City.
Want to see more? The Artists Gallery’s new location is 216 N. Market Street in Frederick. There will be an opening reception on June 7 from 5-9 p.m. and a closing reception on June 28 from 5-8 p.m.
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