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Alice Shepherd - Building, Dwelling, Thinking

Alice Shepherd

June 4 ­- Aug. 26, 2018

Art Case C Waiting Lounge

A native Nashvillian, Alice Shepherd was raised in a family of mechanics and machinists for whom reuse was a natural way of life. As an only child, she relied on her creativity for entertainment.

In 2007, her husband brought home cast-off parts and windshield glass slag which Shepherd transformed into her first industrial sculptures. Yearning for the ability to create original glass components led to the purchase of her first kiln and the start of "Artwork Cubed" (apropos of the artist being born third generation). Shepherd is a self-taught glass artist whose work has been exhibited at OZ Arts Nashville, Centennial Art Center and Seed Space. Arts at the Airport acquired one of her pieces for its permanent collection. Shepherd's "Seasons in Glass" collection is currently represented by Harpeth Art Gallery in Pegram, Tenn.

About Building, Dwelling, Thinking
Shepherd states, "I spontaneously began creating this body of work while I was a student in the Periscope: Artist Entrepreneur Training Program. I view this collection as the synthesis of self-examination exercises, my observations of the rapid transformation of my hometown and prevailing narratives about progress. Each piece represents my belief that 'the whole is greater than the sum of its parts' and expresses the beauty in balancing our growing need for built environments with honoring our identity of place and the value of our resources."

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