Gallery Opening featuring Amy Gardner Sessa

Friday, September 7th, 6pm-9pm

For the next First Friday in Manayunk, we are happy to feature artist Amy Gardner Sessa. We are hosting a reception to launch the month-long showing of Amy’s eclectic art -a selection of mosaics, work with found objects, and photographs- at The Spiral Bookcase. Refreshments will be provided. Come on out and support local talent! RSVP here.

Bio:   For as long as I can remember I’ve been creating art. When I was 7 my dad found a great big drafting table and set it up in the sun porch for me. I started painting little wooden shaker boxes with flowers I saw in field guides. I wrote poems and illustrated them, inspired by the Tasha Tudor. Flash forward 20 some years and I still create at that table and make all kinds of art in various media.

I “up-cycle” wooden window frames. All to often I see them on the side of the road, discarded with the weeks trash. I think it is absolutely awful for them to wind up in a landfill, so I give them new life. A tree branch or lilac stem painted on the glass; perhaps was something seen through that window when it was still part of a home.

Photography to me is composing with-in the camera, lines and shadows creating visually interesting compositions, and sometimes employing color. I think each photo I present speaks for itself.

I also really enjoy creating mosaics and stained glass. Over the years I’ve developed a technique that incorporates the idea of mosaic into the format of stained glass. My designs are often abstract and colorful. Each piece is always one-of-a-kind. Depending on the suns intensity and angle the mosaics change. I love how every day and every hour there’s something new to see. I feel my artwork reflects that because I believe that is how you should enjoy life – there’s always something new to see and appreciate, you just have to be at the right angle or in the right mindset.

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