by Madison Fisler Lewis
Aug. 21, 2014. On Saturday, Aug. 23, The Art Cellar Gallery will host the first of the final two coffee talks of the year. On Aug. 23, the gallery will host sculptor Jane Jaskevich from 10 a.m. until noon.
“Jane is a stone carver, so she will talk about her specific approach and technique and how she creates her stone sculptures,” said Liz Brown, Gallery Director of The Art Cellar.
“She talks about the origin of the stone and her inspiration, she likes to talk about the practical parts about working with stone.”
Jaskevich will discuss her works with those in attendance.
“I am a direct carver. I draw directly on the stone. With an idea in mind, I start chiseling. Being a figurative sculptor, I usually start an idea that revolves around the human form. Sometimes I am inspired by an object. On occasion, I have added interesting found objects that suggest wings or other elements,” said Jaskevich.
“This is an opportunity for people to meet artists and learn about mediums that they may not be familiar with,” Brown said. “Everyone who has come so far has been really excited to meet the artists and get insight into the artistic life and process. I encourage people to come out for that opportunity.”
The talks are kept very casual, with small, relaxed groups of patrons who are free to explore the gallery. Refreshments are offered to all guests and those in attendance will get a great opportunity to meet artists and discuss their art with them first hand.
The Aug. 23 Coffee Talk will also be the last day of Herb Jackson’s “Form and Mystery” exhibition at the gallery.
The last coffee talk will feature artist Zooey Brookshire on Saturday, Aug. 30.
Check out photos of last week’s coffee talk with David Birmingham.
Photos by Ken Ketchie