ATHENS, Tenn. – The new exhibition, “Surface Geographies: An Altered Point of View” features work by Nancy Fischman on view now through Aug. 25 at The Arts Center.
The exhibit opening reception is 5:30-7 p.m. Friday, July 21. Fischman will be on hand to discuss her work. The reception includes light refreshments. The event is free and open to the public. Attendees are invited to stay for the premiere of the original musical “If It Rains,” music by Pam Thigpen and book by Kelly and Bob Borwick, presented by Theatre Camp 2017 7:30 p.m. The show is free.
Nancy Fischman was born in New York City and raised nearby. She was close enough to visit museums, go to concerts, see plays, and take piano lessons. She especially enjoyed visiting the ancient civilization museum collections with reconstructed ancient pottery, and more contemporary crafts exhibits. Exposure to the arts at an early age made her a lifelong fan.
Nancy moved with her husband to Johnson City, TN, in 1978. With an undergraduate degree in Geography, she earned a master’s degree in that field from East Tennessee State University. She has worked for the City of Kingsport, The Road Company, a not-for-profit professional theater company in Johnson City, as development director, and managing editor for Now & Then magazine, published by the Center for Appalachian Studies and Services at East Tennessee State University. She is currently a freelance graphic designer, most recently for the Johnson City Symphony Orchestra and the Johnson City Area Arts Council.
Fischman takes inspiration from rock formations and stone circles, European tile roofs, and golden rays swimming just under the surface of the ocean. Her most recent work uses aerial landscape patterns and electron micro-photographs of plant material as inspiration.
Cindy Saadeh Fine Art in Kingsport and the Museum Store at the Birthplace of Country Music Museum in Bristol, Virginia, carry Fischman’s work. She is a member of the Northeast Chapter of Tennessee Craft and has participated in group shows at Jonesborough Fine Art in the Park; the Johnson City Area Arts Council Gallery; Nelson Fine Art in Johnson City; Slocumb Gallery and the Reece Museum at ETSU; Kingsport’s Carousel Fine Art Show; and Journeys of Women, an invitational show produced by the East Tennessee Foundation’s Women’s Fund of East Tennessee.
For more information, visit www.athensartscouncil.org.
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