Glasswork by Robinson

Fischer Galleries is a colorful place and one you’ll want to stop in to on your next Fondren visit. If you peek inside, you’ll see works by three artists, celebrating the hues and tones of variety. “The show is all about color, says Marcy Nessel, the gallery’s owner. “But it’s showcased in three different mediums.” The coming together of the three was one of those things Nessel says ‘just happened.’ “The stars were all in alignment apparently for this show!” The opening reception will held next Thursday night from 5-7pm.

Elizabeth Robinson works in glass, and will show birds and leaves, mounted and framed. Martha Ferris will show a new series of very colorful, large canvases, reflecting on her recent travels from Europe. And Matt Stebly, Walter Anderson’s grandson from the coast, works in vibrant watercolors, much inspired by his grandfather’s work. He is also a tattoo artist. “I think he’s planning on doing some tattoos while he’s here,” Nessel excitedly tells us. The artists are all very well respected Mississippi painters and craftsmen, and are individually as colorful as their work.

Nessel tells us the coming months we will feature work by two artists, Betty Press and Rod Moorhead, who are both recipients of this year’s Mississippi Arts and Letters Award.  Press is a photographer living in Hattiesburg and Moorhead is a sculptor living in Oxford.  Later in the summer, Fischer Galleries will be feature work by a native Mississippian, Ian Harkey, who is just completing his Bachelor’s of Fine Art from Sarah Lawrence College. “We are thrilled to have the opportunity to show Ian’s new work.” 

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