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Feick Arts Center Opening Reception: Pat Swyler “Serenity”

When: Friday, November 16, 2012
Time: 5 -7 p.m.
Where: Feick Arts Center

The Feick Arts Center at Green Mountain College welcomes ceramic sculptor and pottery artist, Pat Swyler. Swyler’s show, entitled, “Serenity” will be on display at the gallery through December 14th with the opening reception to be held on Friday, November 16th from 5:00-7:00 p.m.

Swyler’s work is largely influenced by the human body. She believes that the forms she creates are able to express themselves through the body language depicted in her work. “The symbolic and transient is conveyed through hand positions, postures, facial expressions or included object. The figures are seers and intermediaries who comfort, guide, protect or reveal life’s innermost secrets; they are sentinels at the gates of eternity,” says Swyler. Her work is also largely influenced by Medieval, Egyptian, Renaissance, and Asian sculptures from the past. This influence is easily translated to her work as there is a clear nod to this historic iconography when viewing Swyler’s pieces.

Swyler’s medium of choice is clay but she also applies a mixed media approach to her work. The majority of her work is earthenware and porcelain fired while in an oxidizing atmosphere in an electric kiln.

The exhibition and all events are free and open to the public.

General gallery hours are Tuesday through Friday, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. or by appointment.

Please contact the gallery for more information at 802.287.8398 or feick@greenmtn.edu


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