Adjunct Faculty Member is Awarded Arts Fellowship

December 19th, 2011 by Katlin McNally
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Adjunct Faculty member Andrea Myers recently received a $20,000 grant from the Efroymson Contemporary Arts Fellowship.

Myers was one of five artists awarded the grant out of 197 applicants, and she was the only one from Ohio to be honored. The fellowship focuses on artists from the Midwest and has been honoring artists for the last seven years.

“Midwestern artists are doing amazing work, pushing boundaries and their creativity to achieve more for themselves, and also to promote the value of contemporary art,” said Jeremy Efroymson, vice chair and one of three Efroymson family members who advise the Efroymson Family Fund on its gifts to the community. “This annual Fellowship continues to grow, and we continue to be impressed with the high-quality work being created in the Midwest.”

Myers uses her artistic practice to explore the space between two-dimensional and three-dimensional by hybridizing painting, printmaking, and sculpture. Her current work centers on collage and the accumulation of layers using materials such as paper, fabric, and wood.

She sees the grant as an investment in her career as an artist.

“The grant has offered me financial assistance so that I can try new directions,” Myers said.“I plan on getting new supplies, a new computer, a new sewing machine, and other related materials, I will also start renting studio space outside of my home for more space and time.”

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