October 31, 2017
Artist Martha Skinner will present a first time solo showing of her body of work spanning the 19 years following her daughter’s birth. “Living Section Retrospective of My Fertility” runs November 1 through December 15, 2017, at Mars Hill University’s Weizenblatt Gallery. An opening reception will be held Wednesday, November 1, from 6-8 p.m.
Skinner, who now lives in Asheville, held a teaching career which spanned those same 19 years, first at the University of Michigan and then Clemson University. In her artist’s statement for the exhibit, she says, “This retrospective of my fertility follows a divorce and the letting go of the 19-year career–something that I lost in the process of nurturing my daughter as a teenager when she needed me so much.” The exhibit includes works Skinner describes as “drawings in two, three and four dimensions, slivers of life, CiTy-Scans and cross sections across time, through culture and the physical spaces that contain life.”
Established in 1991 as a gift from the estate of Dr. Sprinza Weizenblatt, Asheville physician and philanthropist, the primary function of the Weizenblatt Gallery at Mars Hill University is to educate through art. Weizenblatt Gallery hosts exhibitions of work in a variety of styles and mediums by artists of local and national prominence. The gallery’s operational hours are Monday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. during the academic spring and fall semesters. The general public, school classes, and other groups are welcome. Admission is free. It is located in Moore Fine Arts Building.