Patsy Nixon: Gems, Junk and Rainbow Shards

Patsy Nixon: Gems, Junk and Rainbow Shards – Young at Art! 

Sept. 6 – Oct. 11, 2018

Opening Reception
Meet the Artist reception was held 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 6 

Reception is open to all members and the general public.
Come enjoy refreshments, meet Patsy and have the first chance to purchase one of her pieces! 

Patsy Nixon’s formal art training included pottery and pastel paintings. Now, at age 90, she is creating new art, and a break from traditional art. Using found objects such as bottle caps, broken CDs, jewelry and household items, she creates mixed media collages on salvaged wood panels. Every piece begins with a sketch on a grid for accuracy to dimensions.
“This is so much more fun! I like to say I went from creeks and clay to gems and junk.” Patsy’s husband, Jack, scours the ground on his bicycle rides around town, in search of items for her art. Those discarded objects become treasures and works of art for this creative individual. While Patsy still uses much of her art background training to create the pieces, she is able to be a bit freer with her direction with this style of art. In creating her mixed media pieces, she discovered that the foil which comes off the CDs reminds her of rainbows, which resulted in her choice of exhibit title. “That foil comes off like shards and looks like rainbows,” she said.

Patsy said she is also a member of the Delaware (Lenni Lenape) tribe of American Indians.

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