Virtual artist talk with Bonnie Bishoff and Nancy Marstaller
May 25- 6:30 pm-7:30 pm
Topsham Public Library, TOPSHAM
Our virtual talks will be hosted by gallery member Barbara Burns. She will introduce each artist and there will be a short Q&A at the end. The talks will be recorded and available through our website.
You can see more of Bonnie's work here.
Polymer clay as art medium : A 30 year exploration in pattern, color and form.
What is often considered a craft medium for children is actually a veritable paintbox for artists and craftspeople that can be used along with other mediums and skill sets for remarkable effects. Bonnie Bishoff will share a visual slice of her 30 year collaboration with her partner J.M. Syron in the use of polymer in furniture, lighting, wall art and jewelry. Follow their use of polymer as intense surface design, illuminated vessels, and lightweight and highly detailed surface for wire armatures in jewelry and wall art. Bonnie will show a range of their portfolio and explain basic techniques that they developed over the many years of making art with Polymer.
More of Nancy's work can be seen here.
Nancy Marstaller prints on fabric and paper, making scrolls, banners, cards and small books. She also does collage, paints with watercolors and has been drawing and painting since she was young. Nancy says: “I want my art to add beauty and positive energy to the world and am mainly inspired by nature, especially birds.”
Nancy majored in Art and Psychology in college and continued taking courses and learning new techniques since then. Her art has been shown in local galleries and businesses. As well as being a Markings artist, Nancy is also part of an art group called Points of View, which meets monthly for support and critique and currently holds virtual shows on its website.