Sundays at 2: Artist in Action: Katy Bergman Cassell


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Sundays at 2: Artist in Action: Katy Bergman Cassell
September 28, 2014
2 pm - 3 pm

Greenville-based artist Katy Bergman Cassell embraces enameling, a technique that fuses glass to metal, using heat. Join her as she demonstrates the seamless connections among painting, drawing, and metalworking.

All Sundays at 2 programs are free and are presented by Duke Energy.

Greenville County Museum of Art
420 College Street, Greenville, SC 29601
864.271.7570



Artist Biography:

     Katy Bergman Cassell earned her BFA in Enameling from the Cleveland Institute of Art and her MFA in Metals/Jewelry/Enameling from Kent State University in Ohio. She has worked as an archaeological illustrator in India and as a museum educator at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Cloisters, in New York, and at the Western Reserve Historical Society in Cleveland, OH, all of which were huge influences on her art.  She taught at the college level for 8 years before joining the faculty of the Fine Arts Center where she is Visual Art Department Chair.

      She was awarded a prestigious National Artists Teachers Fellowship in 2012 and used the funds to travel to England to work with famous enamelists and explore the country. Highlights included visits to the Jurassic Coast, a behind-the-scenes tour of the Victoria and Albert Museum enameling archives, and the British Museum. She was a South Carolina State Parks Artist-in-Residence in 2012 and 2013.

     She is a member of the ArtBomb Studios in Greenville and has been consistently exhibiting art nationally since the 1990’s. She has recently exhibited her necklace Gastropoda at the Morris Museum of Art in Augusta, GA,and has had seven solo shows, three of which were titled Connective Patterns which traveled to Nevada, Florida, and South Carolina. Her artwork has been published in 500 Enameled Objects by Lark Books in 2009, The Art of Enameling: Techniques, Projects, and Inspiration by Linda Darty in 2005 and her work has also been featured in Metalsmithmagazine, Cleveland Scene magazine, At Home in the Upstate,  and The Greenville News.

You can see examples of her art at her website  www.katybergmancassell.com


For more information, please contact:

Ellen Westkaemper
Head of Education
Greenville County Museum of Art
www.gcma.org
ph: 864.271.7570, x 1017

 or:

Katy Bergman Cassell
Visual Arts Department Chair
Metals/Enameling
Fine Arts Center
102 Pine Knoll Dr
Greenville, SC 29609
www.fineartscenter.net
ph: 864.355.2571