March 6, 2017
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WTAMU Art Faculty to be Featured in Visiting Artists Exhibition
CANYON, Texas—Two faculty members at West Texas A&M University will be showcased at a visiting artists exhibition of “Ataraxia” March 13-18 at Neusole Glassworks in Cincinnati, Ohio. A special event on March 18 will include live demonstrations and a gallery reception.
The exhibition will feature the works of Chad Holliday, associate professor of art, and Chloe Rizzo, part-time instructor. Holliday’s pieces will focus on his work in glass, while Rizzo’s pieces will feature clay.
Holliday, who teaches and oversees courses related to the three-dimensional arts—glass, ceramics, sculpture and three-dimensional design—often uses reference to medieval architecture, historical mathematics and contemporary Czech aesthetics in his glass sculptured pieces to reflect space, time and human interaction. His work has been featured in exhibitions across the country including the Traver Gallery in Seattle, Wash., the Lakae Gallery in Scottsdale, Ariz., and the National Liberty Museum in Philadelphia, Pa., to name a few. Many of his pieces have found homes in such places as the Museum of Decorative Arts of Prague and the Museum of Glass in Tacoma, Wash.
Rizzo has been an exhibiting and teaching artist for more than 15 years. Her work in mixed media reflects the ambiguity of human experience through the manufacture of formal objects, figures and relics. She has shared her work in exhibitions at various venues including the Amarillo Museum of Art, the Burchfield Penney Art Center in Buffalo, N.Y., Baltimore Clayworks, Bevier Gallery in Rochester, N. Y., and Hammonton Art Center in Hammonton, N.J., among others. Many of her pieces can be found in private collections as well as the permanent collection of the Museum of Western New York Art at the Burchfield Penney Art Center.