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Elizabeth Sanford - Reshaping the Shadows

Elizabeth Sanford: Reshaping the Shadows
Left: Understory, watermedia; Right: Looking for Signs, watermedia

September 9, 2014 - November 30, 2014
Art Case, C Meeter-Greeter Lounge

Elizabeth Sanford was born in Nashville, Tenn., and spent much of her childhood exploring the wooded hills behind the houses in her neighborhood. She received a Bachelor of Arts in art from the University of Virginia and a Master of Fine Arts in painting and drawing from East Carolina University. She has been teaching art for more than 20 years and is currently an adjunct instructor at Watkins College of Art, Design and Film in Nashville. Her work is in many collections including the Evansville Museum of Arts and Science, the Tennessee State Museum, John Hopkins University and the Savannah College of Art and Design. Her numerous awards include first place in both the Tennessee and Kentucky Watercolor Society exhibitions.

About Reshaping the Shadows
“I tell visual fairy tales with watercolor sculptures. My stories take place between worlds, where the suburbs meet the remains of the forest. I’m interested in the conversations and clashes that happen along the shifting boundaries. Who’s the hero, and who’s the villain? Who’s the native, and who’s the invader? It all depends on which side of the border you’re on. How the story ends is up to the viewer. Look into the shadows to find what’s hidden. Peek through the leaves, and discover the signs. Join the quest for a happy ending.”
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