Monday, May 04, 2015

Carol L. Myers: Best in Show-Portfolio

Mixed media artist Carol L. Myers was awarded Best in Show-Portfolio in Still Point Art Gallery's exhibition Still Point VII.

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Carol L. Myers grew up in Baltimore, where she went to nursing school at the Johns Hopkins Hospital School of Nursing. Her first job as an RN took her to Ann Arbor, Michigan. The atmosphere of the college town inspired her to follow her longtime interest in art, first with classes at the Washtenaw Community College and later at the University of Michigan, where she earned her B.F.A. in printmaking. Since graduation she has mixed art, nursing, marriage and family.

During her thirty-two years in Indianapolis,Indiana, Myers was active at the Indianapolis Art Center as a student and teacher. She was also a docent at the Indianapolis Museum of Art and curator of the gallery at the Cultural Complex at the Indianapolis Art Center. Myers has shown her work in many national and regional shows, participated in several cooperative galleries, and has prints in several museum collections. Myers was awarded an Individual Artist Grant from the Indiana Arts Commission in 2000 and served on their grant review panel in 2001. Moving into the Stutz Business and Art Center, her participation in the arts community continued as director of the StutzArtSpace Gallery, president of the Stutz Artists Association,and chairperson of the Annual Raymond James Stutz Artists Open House 2011-2013. Myers served as chairperson and curator for the Stutz Artists Association Partnership with Clarian Hospitals, bringing staff, patients and visitors into closer contact with the arts. 

Currently, Myers maintains an active studio in southwestern Michigan. In addition to studio work, her mission is to promote the arts as a life-enhancing activity in medical and educational settings by facilitating shows and workshops.
My work explores the internal landscape of spirit. Meditative pencil drawings explore the natural objects that fascinate me: shells, bones, fossils, bare trees and roots...the architecture of nature. These explorations form my personal constellation of image and meaning, and my work spins off from here, becoming richer with time and repetition.

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