ATHENS, Tenn. – “Surface Geographies: An Altered Point of View,” highlights the work of artist and graphic designer, Nancy Fischman July 10-Aug. 25 at The Arts Center.
The exhibit opening reception is 5:30-7 p.m. Friday, July 21. Fischman is on hand to informally discuss her work. The reception includes light refreshments and 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. The show is presented by Theatre Camp 2017. The show starts at 7:30 p.m. and is free.
Fischman 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 ETSU. She is currently a freelance graphic designer, most recently for the Johnson City Symphony Orchestra and the Johnson City Area Arts Council.
She moved to building sculptural bowl forms that are also functional. She uses a variety of firing atmospheres for her stoneware pieces, from gas reduction to wood, wood-salt, and gas-fired soda. Her pieces are treated with engobes using a paper resist technique, carving, or impressed template forms to create surface patterns, and then glazed with at least two different glazes to add surface interest.
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.
For more information, visit www.athensartscouncil.org.
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