"The Birds and the Bees," by Michelle Rozic
Alumna Michelle Rozic (CCAD 2003) recently received a grant to curate the exhibition and print a 100-page book for Edge of Life, an invitational forestry and art exhibition that includes 31 artists.
The Edge of Life aims to “bridge the fields of forestry and art. Forest pathology is an important aspect of forestry. … Artists naturally gravitate to contemporary concerns and socially conscious issues,” Rozic wrote on her blog. “Each artist will be assigned a forest pathology specimen to use as the impetus for creation.”
Participating artists will include artists in Stephen F. Austin State University’s School of Art and professional artists in the field whose work deals with ecological issues. Media for the exhibition includes pin-hole photography, hand-felted wool sculpture, wood-cut printmaking, and digital media mapping.
Rozic received her MFA in printmaking from Indiana University, Bloomington. She is currently an Assistant Professor in the School of Art at Stephen F. Austin State University and coordinator of the printmaking area.
Edge of Life opens Jan. 21 at 6 p.m. at The Cole Art Center, Ledbetter Gallery in Nacogdoches, Texas. For more information about the event, visit Rozic’s blog.