Friday, July 22, 2011

Featured Member Artist: Alison Altergott

"In the course of playing with and appreciating line, texture, and color, I have become interested in relaying stories, especially fairy tales and folk tales, and in examining what the adults in the world leave for the children – emotionally, psychologically, and physically. Some of the motifs in my work are trees, houses, and birds, symbols of intent and also omens of destruction. As a human race, we are always balancing our desires with the inevitable damage we leave in our wake: making a safe home for our family while wreaking havoc on the environment, trying to break free and still feeling trapped. I haven't gotten to the end of the story yet, though......My exploration takes many forms, and may really lead nowhere."

Alison Altergott is the President of the Women's Caucus for Art Philadelphia Chapter.  She has been a member since 2003 and is now a member of the National Board as a Regional VP.  Alison has exhibited in member exhibitions at the Delaware Art Museum, International House Philadelphia, Holy Family University, Philadelphia Fringe Festival, Philadelphia Free Library, B-Square Gallery, and Zonk Arts.  She has spoken at the WCA/DC Annual Networking Day.  Alison recently organized the UJIMA project which paired WCA members with students in Delaware.  Her solo show "Full Circle/Half-moon" opens August 12 from 6-9 at Gallery Twenty-Two, 236 S. 22nd St. Facebook invitation here.
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