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Friday, August 26, 2022
Mica Gallery Features New Weavings Incorporating Mica and Functional Ceramics in September
Mica -- A Cooperative Gallery of Fine Art and Contemporary Craft – presents new work by Vicki Essig and David Ross in focus exhibitions in September.
Essig, known for her intricate and intimate weavings with silk, will be exploring the mineral mica in this body of work. “I have made handwoven pieces along with a collection of sculptural books that all include components of the gallery's namesake, mica,” Essig says. While Essig’s work might appear to be quite fragile, its silk and mica are actually quite strong. She continues, “My work is about the strength we can find in all that might appear to be fragile.”
Fifty years after first studying ceramics at Appalachian State University, Ross continues to delight in making high fired stoneware and porcelain platters. Coastal images from his childhood in Florida to mountain images of hummingbirds, bears and trout are drawn onto the surfaces of his functional works. “When people use my work, I want them to connect with their own memories of the animals I depict,” Ross explains.
Mica is located at 37 Mitchell Avenue, Bakersville, NC. Mica is open daily, Mondays through Saturdays from 10:00am to 5:00pm and Sundays from noon-5:00pm. The gallery continues to follow guidance from the CDC and state of North Carolina with regards to controlling the spread of Covid-19. For more information call 828.688.6422 or visit micagallerync.com. Follow the gallery on Facebook at Mica Gallery NC or on Instagram at micagallerync.
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