VENUS TALKS, work by Michaela Valli Groeblacher

The Fiber Studio September Exhibit Opens Friday, September 18, 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM.

VENUS TALKS, work by Michaela Valli Groeblacher with a Women’s Inter-Generational Discussion.

Venus talksThe Fiber Studio is hosting artist Michaela Valli Groeblacher and her work for the months of September and October 2015. Valli is a figurative ceramic sculptor who tackles old age and reverie as a state of being with a poignant benevolence. Contrary to many sculpted ceramic figures, hers are raw; they are uncompromising portraits devoid of artifice and mannerism. The exhibit titled “Venus Talks” shows a series of life-size and life-like sculptures of elderly women who all reside in nursing homes.

Since Valli’s goal is to make her art work for society, an inter-generational discussion session amidst the exhibit is scheduled for September 18, 6:00 to 8:30 PM at the Fiber Studio.

Women of all ages are invited to talk to each other and men of all ages are invited to get to know women’s thinking. Discussion points might be “Over the last three generations, what has changed for women in society? What are the things you do (did) in order to fit in as a woman? What are the things very young woman want older ones to know about today? What advise can older woman give to the younger ones?” The session is open to the public and it is free.

Michaela Valli lives in Lindsborg, KS, and teaches art at McPherson College. She was born and raised in Austria. Her first profession was in physical therapy. Eventually she combined her love for people, her passion for art and her talent to sculpt to become an artist and teacher. Her work has received numerous honors nationally.

A second Women’s Discussion will be held on Friday, October 9, 6:00 – 8:30 PM

The exhibit continues thru October 30 by appointment, phone 316 303-1996

The Fiber Studio & Gallery, 418 Commerce, Wichita, KS 67202