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"New Works by Two: Jane Ferriss and Ted Saupe"
2000-02-07 until 2000-03-03
1902 Oconee Cultural Arts Foundation Art Center
USA United States of America
Two Athens area artists, with very dissimilar
and unusual styles, are exhibiting their
new works in the Main Gallery of the
historic 1902 OCAF Art Center, located
on School Street in downtown Watkinsville, GA.
The exhibit, titled
New Works by Two: Jane Ferriss and Ted Saupe
opens on February 7 and runs through March 3, 2000.
An opening reception for the artists is planned
for Friday, February 11, from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
at the 1902 OCAF Art Center.
The exhibit is sponsored by
the Oconee Cultural Arts Foundation (OCAF).
The exhibit and reception are
free and open to the public.
Audrone Kirschner, visual arts' director for the
Oconee Cultural Arts Foundation, said, we are
very pleased to exhibit the recent works of these
two talented and diverse artists for the first
time at our Main Gallery in Watkinsville.
Each artist has a unusual and
distinctive approach to creating art.
Ted Saupe, a well-know clay sculpture artist,
who has exhibited his ceramic pieces widely
throughout the Southeast in numerous solo
and group shows, is displaying more than
twenty new pieces of his clay sculptures.
Saupe, in discussing his recent works, explains,
These pieces are niches, reliquaries and
shrines to the people and things I know and love.
They are about working, about ancient architecture,
about history and about clay and fire. These
new works help me answer questions about life's
meanings, but they always leave me with new questions.
This prolific clay artist is a recipient of numerous
grants and awards and his ceramic pieces may be seen
in galleries in Atlanta, GA., Knoxville and Nashville, TN.
Saupe is an Associate Professor of Art at the
University of Georgia, Athens.
Jane Ferriss, an experienced painter working mostly
with acrylics and mixed media, has produced more
than fifteen new paintings and drawings, both on
paper and canvas, for this exhibit. I have
taken a new approach in producing several of the
paintings for this new body of work. Painting
from both still life and landscapes, I have used
the subjects as mere thought promoters to extend
beyond the immediate visual impression, explained Ferriss.
Ferriss, with a varied background as a professional
artist and art administrator, has exhibited her
paintings and drawings in numerous, regional and
locally juried and group shows. Ferriss, who was
the Program Director with the Georgia Council for
the Arts for a number of years, currently works
out of her studio in Farmington, GA.