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Mixed up with Media: a presentation by Encaustic Artist Teri Muse May 4th

Terri Muse

You are invited to a presentation by encaustic artist Teri Muse at the Visual Arts Society of Texas’ (VAST), May meeting on May 4th, 2017, from 7 – 9 p.m., at the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center, 400 East Hickory St, Denton. During the presentation, Teri Muse will look back at the variety of techniques and media that she has used over the years, ending with a discussion about her current choices of working with encaustic or acrylic/collage.

Teri Muse was born in 1956 in Waco, Texas. She received art lessons from a local artist and they sparked in her a lifelong passion for art.  She received a BFA in art education in 1978 from the University of North Texas, Denton, Texas. In 1982, she received her MFA from Texas Woman’s University, Denton, Texas. Her Master’s degree major study was in papermaking and textiles, studying with Corky Stuckenbruck. Ceramics was her minor, studying with J. Brough Miller.

Her early art career centered on paper-making. She made her own paper canvases in various shapes. Working with Beverly Gordon Fine Art/Dallas, Nimbus Gallery/Dallas and Miriam Perlman/Chicago her work was commissioned for large public spaces, including the Westin Hotel/Birmingham, the American Heart Association/Dallas, and Prudential Life Insurance/Chicago.

As Muse settled with her family in the DFW area, she entered into a career of art education in the local private and public schools.  This career has run parallel to her fine art career.

After a 2004 trip to Paris, France, Muse created a series of wood assemblages inspired by Picasso. Milled wood scraps from her husband’s wood shop and found driftwood pieces were combined into colorful, found object art guitars.

 The search for ever more interesting color and texture led Muse to the encaustic technique of painting with melted wax. It creates unusual luminosity and translucency and allows Muse to include papers and materials into the layers of wax, something she also likes to do in her acrylic paintings. Her collections of maps, fabrics, sheet music and postage stamps become a backdrop for her “asemic”, or wordless, writing—linear elements running throughout her works for years and grounding them with the dual traits of strength and mystery. Muse continues to explore a variety of media to engage her creativity. 

 To find out more about Teri, see: www.terimuse.com

 Free for VAST members; $3 for non-member guests.  http://vastarts.org

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An Asemic Muse; Wordless Writing Inspires Art

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The  Keller Public Arts Board invites you to attend “The Asemic Muse; Wordless Writing Inspires Art” featuring the encaustic and acrylic/multimedia paintings of accomplished artist and teacher, Teri Muse. The exhibit is on display from Feb. 1 to 22nd, 2017 at Keller Town Hall; 1100 Bear Creek Parkway, Keller TX 76248.

An Evening with the  Artist is planned for Thursday, February 16th from 7 to 9 pm. All are welcome to attend, meet Teri, share conversation and refreshments. For more information contact www.cityofkeller.com/publicarts; publicarts@cityofkeller.com, or 817-743-4000.

Rolling By

A native of Waco, Texas, Teri Muse, having received both Bachelors and Masters degrees in Fine Arts, began her art career with paper-making. Creating her own paper canvasses, she was commissioned for large public spaces, including the Westin Hotel, Birmingham, the American Heart Association, Dallas, and Prudential Life Insurance, Chicago.

Teri began teaching art education in local DFW schools while continuing to pursue her talents as an artist. Always seeking new and unusual artistic ideas, she took an interest in the “encaustic technique of painting with melted wax. It creates unusual luminosity and translucency and allows Muse to include papers and materials into the layers of wax, something she also likes to do in her acrylic paintings. Her collections of maps, fabrics, sheet music and postage stamps become a backdrop for her “asemic”, or wordless, writing-linear elements running throughout her works for years and grounding them with the dual traits of strength and mystery.”

Visit her website at www.terimuse.com to see more of Teri’s creations.

Still Waters

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