ARTS & CULTURAL COUNCIL OF BUCKS COUNTY HOSTS KATHLEEN MCSHERRY IN A SCULPTURE SPOTLIGHT
The Arts & Cultural Council of Bucks County is pleased to announce another “Sculpture Spotlight” in collaboration with the Township Library of Lower Southampton. The work of A&C member and found object sculptor Kathleen McSherry is on display in the atrium now through late January.
Kathleen is a graduate of the School of Visual Arts in NYC and has enjoyed a long career in advertising, marketing, and university level teaching in New York, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey. Now retired from advertising, she spends her time as an exhibiting artist and creating new work in found object sculpture. She has shown work locally, regionally, and internationally. Her studio is in Bucks County, Pennsylvania.
Throughout her tenure as a creative director in advertising, she was also a cartoonist. Kathleen says, “I believe that the cartoon is the purest form of communication. It has whimsy, insight, and poignancy, and it does not require words.”
Kathleen continued, “Making art is a calling. It was always tapping on my shoulder. I had to support myself and was fortunate to find work that paid for ideas. I spent my entire career working collaboratively. Now is my time to step out of the chorus and go solo.”
McSherry’s unique deconstructive techniques elevate the mundane and forgotten, rather than focusing on the traditionally beautiful. The act of freely altering and misusing the intended purposes of her media allows her a wide range in the field of irony.
The library is the perfect spot to house Kathleen’s works. It is a special place where the community can experience the work up close, see how everyday objects can gain new meaning, and maybe see the world in a different way. Adult and youth visitors alike will be inspired by the bright colors and striking combinations of objects and materials in her work.
Library Director Dennis Stranz is excited about the Sculpture Spotlight installation series. “This program continues to be a great way to bring the arts into the heart of Lower Bucks County and inspire people to learn more about and develop a deeper appreciation for the County’s rich cultural heritage.”
A&C Board member and visual artist Vincent Hawley notes, “the Arts & Cultural Council of Bucks County has several members who do large scale work that will be appropriate to show at the Township Library of Lower Southampton. Their contemporary building and beautiful atrium will highlight the work, give artists the opportunity to expand their reach and inspire the community while enriching the appreciation for the work of contemporary artists.”
Arts & Cultural Council of Bucks County board president Ruth Anderson is also thrilled to be continuing the Sculpture Spotlight in partnership with the library. “People often forget the sculpture traditions that are deeply ingrained in the Bucks County arts scene. We are so grateful to be part of connecting the present to the past, to be part of making this program happen.”
Visitors can see Kathleen McSherry’s work during library hours now through early January: Monday through Thursday, 10am–8pm and Saturday 9am–4pm. The Township Library of Lower Southampton is located at 1983 Bridgetown Pike in Feasterville-Trevose, PA.
Arts & Cultural Council Sculpture Spotlights will continue in January 2023 with another A&C member sculptor.
Learn more about the Arts & Cultural Council of Bucks County and become a member at www.bucksarts.org.