November 4-23, 2016
Marta Goebel-Pietrasz: Here, There & Beyond: Marta’s Travel Journal
Opening reception: Friday, November 4, 5:00-9:00 PM
Exhibition hours are Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Please note, the Emporium is closed Thursday-Friday, November 24-25, for the holiday.
The works chosen for this show were inspired by places Marta Goebel-Pietrasz has traveled to in the past or wants to visit in the future. She is especially interested in searching for the unusual or even magical in locations we consider familiar. Her process starts with taking pictures and then creating imaginary worlds using mixed media techniques such as oil paint, tempera, watercolor, and colored pencils. Although each piece is based on reality and may resemble a photograph of a specific place or person, the subject matter is fully invented and does not actually exist.
Marta Goebel-Pietrasz started her art training at the Art School in Gdynia and Academy of Fine Arts, Gdansk, Poland. She holds a BFA in Studio Art, concentration in printmaking, from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and is currently pursuing a master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at UTK as well. Marta has taken part in about 40 art exhibitions in the United States and abroad, and she has taught art classes at the Oak Ridge Institute for Continued Learning and in her home studio. For more information, please visit http://www.artmajeur.com/gebmart.