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The Eyes on Main Street gallery presents the exhibition “Vulnerable,” featuring mixed-media collages and book arts works by artist and Barton art professor, Susan Fecho.
The work will be on display from 1 to 4 p.m. on Friday, July 2, and Saturday, July 3.
Fecho is a prolific mixed–media artist, working in and combining textiles, paper, book arts, printmaking, collage, painting and illustration. Her artwork is always evocative — a form of poetic storytelling. She innovatively employs traditional and experimental techniques with non-traditional materials and new contexts. Her stories, ideas and imagery are inspired by nature, history, the environment and her community.
“The body is gone, but there is a residue, a memory, with something that stays behind to keep these images from being sterile representation of spaces. Within these mood pieces, I revisit ideas and actual places to suggest life and memory, to evoke imaged sounds and emotions. My pieces are never static but continue to evolve and change. Both hand and mind manipulate, gather, reshape in effort to preserve and also to open a door or a window for the viewer,” Fecho shared.
A professor of art at Barton College since 1997, Fecho also serves as dean of Barton’s School of Visual, Performing and Communication Arts. She studied at East Carolina University. With a Master of Fine Arts degree from East Carolina University, Fecho continued with postgraduate studies through Northern Illinois University, the Penland School of Crafts, the Humboldt Field Research Institute of Maine and the North Carolina Botanical Gardens.
She is a trained printmaker, designer and an illustrator with professional experiences that extend beyond three decades. Her art studio and gallery, Fecho Designs, is located in historic downtown Tarboro.
Fecho and her husband, Scott, make their home in Tarboro. They have one son and three grandchildren.
The Eyes on Main Street gallery is located at 128 Goldsboro St.