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Connie Mississippi: Circle of Time
May 4, 2018 - July 21, 2018
Photo caption: Connie Mississippi, Pythagoras, 1995. The Center for Art in Wood’s Museum Collection, Donated by Bruce and Marina Kaiser. Photo by John Carlano.
Curated by Miriam Seidel
Connie Mississippi is known for the powerful and graceful turned-wood sculptures that position her among the important artists who have emerged through the contemporary wood-turning movement.
Opening this spring in the Gerry Lenfest Gallery, this exhibition is an unusual form of retrospective, bringing together for the first time examples of her notable turned-wood sculptures, along with paintings, newer sculptures and original artist books that illuminate her more well-known work. Together these works make a larger whole, unified by the artist’s longstanding interests in dreams, nature, and spirituality.
First Fridays | May 4, June 1, July 6 | 5 – 8 PM
Gallery talk with the artist and curator | May 4 | 6:00 – 7:00
followed by a reception
Major support for Connie Mississippi: Circle of Time is provided by the O’Boyle Family.
The exhibition program and documentation is generously supported by the Fleur Bresler Publication Fund and the Cambium Giving Society of The Center for Art in Wood, Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, Philadelphia Cultural Fund, and the Windgate Charitable Foundation. Corporate support is provided by American Kitchen Machinery, Inc., Boomerang, Inc., Penn State Industries and Signarama Center City.