Marietta Sophie Paul fills her prints and recycled-material collages with repeated patterns that create active scenes and narratives.
Paul’s show will be in the Community Center’s Crowell Board Room through July 6.
CCAI will host a reception for the artist on Thursday, March 30 from 5-6:30 p.m., with an artist introduction at 5:30 p.m. Located at 851 E. William St., the center is open for all the city’s public meetings.
As one who “uses the same techniques as her medieval counterparts,” Paul was invited by the Ringling Museum of Art to lecture on the techniques and tools used to create objects in several exhibitions: “Waking Dreams: The Art of the Pre-Raphaelites”, “Bedazzled! 5,000 Years of Jewelry” and “Gothic Art in the Gilded Age.”
The Ringling also exhibited one of her silver and cloisonné chalices, with the tools used to fabricate it, alongside the medieval and renaissance treasures, highlighting the bridge between craftsman past and present.
Expanding her skills, Paul now takes printmaking classes at Western Nevada College and frequently combines her prints with recycled metal materials to create collages.
CCAI is an artist-centered not-for-profit organization committed to community engagement in contemporary visual arts through exhibitions, illustrated talks, arts education programs, artist residencies, and online activities.
For information, visit www.ccainv.org.