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Thursday, January 19th, 2017
February in the Galleries

BUILDINGS AND BOATS IS DRIPPING SPRINGS’ ARTISTMARY FISCHER’S ONE-PERSON CERAMIC SCULPTURE SHOW, ARCHITECTURAL IN SCOPE ANDINTIMATE IN SCALE.

A native Texan, Mary Fischer lives and creates her work in Dripping Springs.  She has degree in History from North Texas State University,  served in the United States Air Force, and a cartographer for Travis County.  After being introduced to clay in Austin, Fischer continued her ceramic education at the Southwest Craft Center, now the Southwest School of Art in San Antonio.

Fischer feels the best description of her work is“bleakly whimsical,” and while her architectural forms do borrow the stark outlines of old houses, industrial buildings, and water towers, Mary constructs fanciful edifices, treating their surfaces with muted colors or various methods for printing on the clay which adds a touch of wry humor.

Fischer says “I make what I do in clay because I want to.  Talking about the why and wherefore usually means taking liberties with the truth.  What is true one day may not be the next. What you swear by one day, you curse the next.  As with all things in nature, a state of flux is the rule and means all is well.”

Fischer’s work can be found in museums and private collections hroughout the U.S. including San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts, contemporary San Antonio collectors Tinka and Lewis Tarver, and Diana Lee in Corpus Christi.  

Each year, Fischer shows her work and has demonstrations at the Texas Clay Festival in Gruene. She is represented by numerous galleries including Snyderman-Works Galleries in Philadelphia, Plinth Gallery in Denver, M.A. Doran Gallery in Tulsa, and Keith Art in Houston.

Her Rockport show is part of this year’s Clay Expo which takes place over the February 4th weekend. Activities include the Bountiful Bowl Pottery Fair on Saturday and various clay demonstrations throughout downtown Rockport on Sunday, February 5th.  Fischer’s show opens Saturday, February 4th with a gallery talk at 4:30 PM.  A reception with the artist will follow.  She will have a free ceramic demonstration at the Art Center starting at 11 AM on Sunday February 5th.  Both activities at the Art Center are free and open to the public.


ROCKPORT PHOTOGRAPHER SALLY MITCHELL PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBIT ALL WET SET TO OPEN IN THE GARDEN GALLERY.

In the Garden Gallery, well known photographer Sally Mitchell will display new photographic work on canvas and metal in a show entitled All Wet.  She is a long-time member of Rockport Center for the Arts and a three-time Merit Artist at the Art Center for the Islands in Port Aransas.  Mitchell is an active member of Wind Way Gallery and she has shown her work in numerous group exhibits at the Art Center.  This is her first one-person exhibit.  Among localp hotographers, Mitchell is well known for a keen eye that sets her work apart.  Her show runs concurrently with Mary Fischer’s.