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Welcome to The Fredericksburg Center
for the Creative Arts

A Non-Profit Organization
Located in the Historic Silversmith House, circa 1785
and a Partner of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
Members Gallery
May 2009
Marcela Noriega-Del Valle
Opening Reception May 1st, 6-8:30 PM.

 [Images courtesy Carrol Morgan & Lynette Reed.]

[Click mage to enlarge.] [Images courtesy artist.]

I was born on the coast of Peru, amongst its dunes and sandy beaches.  I drew inspiration from the spare beauty of its cracked and stressed desert landscapes, filled with vitality and vibrant spirit.  This influence becomes more evident in the texture of my clay sculpture, where the surface so closely resembles a rugged scape.

My sculptural work is figurative.  I seek to convey a moment of emotion by transcending the anecdotic and allowing the inherent forces of pure form speak. I like to show in my work the fascination that occurs when planes, volumes, lines and space interact with each other, to express an intention, provoke a thought or convey a feeling. I am most satisfied when my expression, the subject, and the materials all come together and speak as one voice.

I have a passion for teaching art to the community, and have enjoyed several opportunities to create and direct a variety of public art projects in the United States of America; my home since 1989.  Several of these projects address multicultural themes and the celebration of diversity.  Samples can be seen on the gallery page, and more specific information about each project can be obtained by contacting me directly.

I accept private, public and corporate commissions, and am able to design customized handmade tile projects for site specific locations.

Previous Members Gallery Shows

Shirley Whelan April 2009

Eric May -- VCU thesis show -- March 2009

Kathleen Guzman & Jim Stagner February 2009

Members' Christmas Show December 2008

Millie Lane & Cat Isham November 2008

Kondra Orr October 2008

Judith Merrill Hall & John Bice September 2008

Evelyn Davis August 2008

Steve Walker July 2008

Student Show & Invitational June 2008

Milvi Gill & Lynette Reed May 2008

Elizabeth Seaver & Jen Callahan April 2008

Ariel Freeman March 2008

Darlene Wilkinson & Brenda Russell February 2008

Carol Coffman January 2008

All Members' Christmas Show December 2007

Ruth Loving and Steve Schwartz November 2007

Laura Sherrill Ligon January 2007

Anita Holle October 2006

Elizabeth Seaver & Peggy Sponseller September 2006

Kay Roscoe and Ana Rendich April 2006

Nancy Williams and Christopher Rok March 2006

Cheryl Bosch February 2006

Diane Rohman January 2006


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