Thursday, April 14, 2011

Closing Session: To Boldly Go…

This year’s closing session is actually titled “The Art of Geometry” but when you survey the work of speaker Bathsheba Grossman, you realize that there is more here than just Art and Geometry.  Grossman is pushing boundaries just about everywhere she goes. 

She modestly acknowledges that she has studied more math than most artists (BS Mathematics, Yale University, summa cum laude.) Her further education shows that she has also studied more art than most mathematicians -- a stone carving workshop in Italy, study at the New York Studio School for Drawing, Painting and Sculpture, and an MFA in Sculpture from the University of Pennsylvania.

Her list of past exhibitions traces a path across the country, around the world, and through venues and themes that sound like technical science fiction. It’s a journal of the artist’s twists and turns of curiosity, research, and resolution.

Visit www.bathsheba.com and you will find a richness and diversity of content that is not often seen on an artist’s website. Or a manufacturer’s website.  Or an art gallery’s website.  Explore thoroughly. The site features not only sculpture, jewelry, laser-etched glass, and hardware, but also very clear descriptions of the technical processes she uses: 3-D Printing (now that’s right out of Star Trek) and Laser Etching in Glass.

This promises to be a Closing Session and speaker worth hanging around for.  You will leave our Annual Meeting with stimulating images floating in your head and a wonderful sense of “What if …?”

Saturday, April 16, 12:30-1:30 p.m.
Be there or be a Borromean Ring.

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