If whimsical art and unique sculptures interest you, then you must see Marla Ziegler’s art exhibit at Brookhaven College before it closes. Located inside the Forum Gallery at Brookhaven College School of the Arts, at 3939 Valley View Lane in Farmers Branch, this sculptural ceramics exhibit will only be on display until August 11.
At this exhibit, you will have the chance to see various pieces of 3D wall art and sculptures that have interesting hidden details you can discover the closer you look. One of these pieces is called “Knot Alike” and is made out of glazed clay. It features several pieces of clay that look like small ropes, tied in various knots all laid out next to each other in a line. Another one is called “Class Clown” and feature several pieces of glazed ceramic, graphite and metal in different shapes, arranged together to resemble a sort of funny character like a clown. A third piece is called “Bouquet”, and it has five pieces of glazed clay lined up in a row. Each square of clay is a different color – yellow, purple, green, blue and orange – and each one features a unique pattern throughout. Having an active imagination and sense of fun will help you appreciate these beautiful pieces even more.
Ziegler is a ceramic artist and professor at Brookhaven College’s School of the Arts. After graduating with her bachelor’s degree in studio art from McMurry University, she went on to earn a master’s degree in art history from Southern Methodist University. She has taught at Brookhaven College since 1980, and has participated in many presentations, writings, art exhibitions, and more during her time there. Photos f her work are available on her website.
The School of the Arts at Brookhaven College has two galleries that offer a full schedule of contemporary art, work of regional artists, touring exhibition and annual exhibitions by art faculty and students. All exhibitions are always free and open to the public from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.