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The Anderson Artists Guild will meet on Monday, May 11, starting at 6:30 PM, at the Anderson Arts Center located at 110 Federal Street in Anderson.
Our speaker will be Assemblage Artist Kathy Moore, a member of the Anderson Artists Guild. Kathy graduated from Anderson College with a BA in Art Education and is a Visual Art Instructor and Department Chair at T.L. Hanna High School.
Kathy submitted such an interesting and somehow unusual biography that I decided to copy it in its entirety and in her own words. So, here we go ...
Throughout her life, Kathy Moore has been both a collector and an artist. Her assemblage work combines both of these passions. She has an attachment to old, damaged, forgotten, and discarded items and, simply, she is compelled to take them home. To most people, these objects may seem mundane or useless. Kathy, however, lives for her trips to thrift shops, yard sales, junk stores, estate sales, and even the occasional trash heap to find the perfect curiosity. She calls them her "treasures". The assemblage process is a quest for Kathy to find a way to bring these pieces together in a way that tells a new story. As she imagines each object's story and history, she pulls together these trinkets to give them a new artistic identity.
In her assemblages, these found objects are combined with encaustic and other elements to become a cohesive whole. The objects themselves serve different purposes -- sometimes it's the functionality, the shape, color, or texture that drives the composition. Kathy is drawn to old drawers as substrates; they provide the perfect vignettes for layering elements for her stories. When she starts a new piece, she never quite knows how each story will begin or end. Intuition plays a role in the process from the beginning to the end -- knowing when she's finished. It's a method of tinkering until the moment when her story has unfolded. Depending on her mood, the result can range from whimsical to a more serious reaction to a past experience.
Guests are welcome to attend. There is no fee.