Special to Reflector-Chronicle
“Cut” is the title of an exhibition of collages by local Abilene artist Andrea Fuhrman. She will talk about her work at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 7 at the Abilene Public Library.
The exhibition is currently on display at the library in the Jordan Room and may be viewed during regular library hours. This event is free and open to the public.
“I paint, cut, glue, and sew materials on postcard sized art invitations that I receive in the mail,” Fuhrman said about “Cut.” “I gravitate toward found materials that retain the memory and residue of use, wear, touch that have been discarded. Cutting printed images and collage materials with small scissors is like sewing, shaping, suturing and mending the minutiae of a life.”
Fuhrman earned her MFA from Washington University, and BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She has held several exhibitions through the U.S. and won many prizes for her work. Along with presenting workshops and lectures nationally, she has taught art classes through the Salina Art Center, Dickinson County Arts Council, and the Salina Public Library. The Salina Arts and Humanities have commissioned Fuhrman to create the Smoky Hill River Festival print for 2013.