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Migration by Jackie Kirsche

A new collection of mixed media paintings on wood panel
On view in the CCBC Gallery February 4 – March 29, 2020

Life has seasons, and seasons change; yet, these changes are anticipated and expected. There is beauty to be found both in the seasons themselves and in the transitions between them: winter slipping into spring, birds’ migration patterns, humanity passing from generation to generation. These transitions form rhythms that guide those passing through them, both intuitively and contemplatively.

This show, Migration, explores this idea of the rhythm of life. The use of multiple panels within each piece creates a sense of rhythm, as do the lines and marks that flow between them. The imagery (birds, trees, and fields) evokes a recognizable sense of the transition and movement within nature. It also implies the understanding that this shift will naturally segue into the coming season and eventually find itself back in this place again to continue the cycle.

                        –Jackie Kirsche

The CCBC Gallery at Creature Comforts’ downtown Athens tasting room features rotating exhibitions of local artwork throughout the year as a part of the brewery’s Get Artistic program supporting local artists and arts nonprofits. The works of art exhibited in this show are for sale through Creature Comforts with a small percentage benefiting the Get Artistic grantmaking fund, housed in the Athens Area Community Foundation. Please email questions and purchase inquiries to [email protected].

About the artist:

Jackie Kirsche is a native of Chattanooga, TN and has created since she could hold a crayon in her hand. She received BFA degrees in drawing/painting and printmaking from the Lamar Dodd School of Art at the University of Georgia in 1994. Since then, Jackie has engaged with art as both a maker and teacher while raising her three children with her husband Kevin. Now, their children are all grown, and Jackie is spending more time than ever in her home studio in Watkinsville, Georgia.

Intricacies found in nature are a never-ending source of inspiration for Jackie. She desires to capture the relationship between the temporal and eternal in her work and enjoys exploring pattern and texture as she creates. Jackie works primarily in acrylic, though drawing mediums, collage pieces and other mixed media often find their way into her work. She hopes to convey a sense of joy and contentment in everything she creates.

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Sojourners II by Jackie Kirsche

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