‘Unraveling’ first show of fall semester

By: Lisa S. Icenogle
Photo of a ceramic bowl suspended in macramae with the words "Unraveling, Amber Babttista Olson.""

“Unraveling,” the first show for the 2020 fall semester at the Goodstein Visual Arts Center, will be on display Aug. 27-Sept. 10. An artist talk will take place Thursday, Sept. 10.

The show presents the works of ceramic artist Amber Battista Olson. “With this show, I desire to catch the essence of a healing process, an unraveling,” she said.

“The austerity of my work is broken by the human touch. I am interested in the soft marks made by the human hand. I focus on process and expression, integrating gesture and movement. I am inspired by forms in nature, and the female body — perfect and imperfect all at once,” said Battista Olson.

Originally from the East Coast, she has lived in Wyoming for the last 16 years. “My main focus is in small-scale ceramic and mixed media sculpture, vessels and site-specific pieces,” Battista Olson noted. Her artwork is in the permanent collection at The NIC and private collections throughout the West. In addition to her artwork, she is the lead designer at Lulu B Art and Design.

The exhibition and talk are free and open to the public. The talk will take place in Room 102, beginning at noon.

The Goodstein Visual Arts Gallery is open Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The gallery and Room 102 are located in the Goodstein Visual Arts Center on the Casper College campus.

Media contact: Lisa S. Icenogle

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