Thursday, July 21, 2016

Wellsville Creative Arts Center 2016 Artist Series – The Work of Jessica Jordan

Wellsville, NY- The Wellsville Creative Arts Center will host Jessica Jordan in a show of ceramic sculpture, acrylic and encaustic paintings from August 1 to September 17, 2016.  There is no cost to the public for this exhibit and there will be several pieces available to purchase. 
The Wellsville Creative Arts Center will be open Monday and Friday 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Wednesday 10 a.m.-10 p.m., with extended hours for classes and events.
Born in Poughkeepsie, New York, Jessica Jordan currently lives and works in the Hudson River Valley region as an artist and high school art teacher.
As an artist, Jessica enjoys working in a variety of media, including clay, paint, fibers, glass, wire, and photography. Jessica's primary artistic media is ceramics in which she creates abstracted sculptural compositions and functional work. She has recently begun translating her process into acrylic paint, exploring the abstract yet representational.  She states, "The fragility of life rests at the foundation of my work. Delicate relationships, connections, and processes constantly surprise and influence me. My creative process starts with an appreciation of the world around me, by which I then try to investigate and understand it in every way I can. Through the research of creating, I react and solidify this understanding with abstracted compositions and forms. Much like how the world itself is made up of tiny intricate nuances, my work focuses on these qualities, as I consider the details that make up the whole.”
A passionate art educator, Jessica strives to inspire her students to become well-rounded, active, 21st century students. She works with students to develop self-directed courses of study and meaningful individual growth. Jessica is currently teaching at White Plains High School in White Plains, New York.