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FMU Art Gallery Series features works by Elizabeth Kirven

FLORENCE – Ceramics by Elizabeth Kirven will be displayed Aug. 22 through Oct. 6 in the Hyman Fine Arts Center gallery on the Francis Marion University campus as part of the FMU 2000-2001 Art Gallery Series.

The exhibit will be open from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday. The display is free and open to the public.

Kirven received the B.F.A. degree from Temple University’s Tyler School of Art. Now residing in the Pee Dee, she works primarily in low-fire white earthenware. Her pieces are hand built and/or hand thrown and assembled. Her non-traditional use of commercial glazes involves unconventional juxtaposition of color and texture. A single piece may go through as many as 12 different firings to achieve the desired effect. Semi-precious stones, paint and other media are incorporated into many of the pieces.

“The works of spirit dance started out as energy,” Kirven said. “The energy evolved into an idea, which evolved into a form. Each form represents a certain aspect of spirit, or a soul’s vision. Everything in life has a rhythm and in essence we are all dancing to this rhythm; this vision will continue to the realm of infinity as energy never ‘dies.’”

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Last Published: June 3, 2004 11:48 AM
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