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Field Studies: Works in Paper by Bryant Holsenbeck and Ann Marie Kennedy


Bryant Holsenbeck

Friday, 11 April – Sunday, 1 June 2014
Opening Reception: Friday, 11 April, 6:30-8:30 PM

The work in Field Studies chronicles the daily observations and connections to nature of two artists, both of whom use abaca in their art. Abaca (Musa textilis) is a species of banana grown for its fiber in the Philippines, Ecuador, and Costa Rica. Ann Marie Kennedy uses the abaca to make delicate, yet strong paper into which she layers flowers or textile elements. Kennedy introduced Bryant Holsenbeck to abaca, who found its wet, pulp state perfect for creating her delicate sculptural birds. Thus, Field Studies has an underlying theme of the friendship, inspiration, and mutual admiration between two artists.


Ann Marie Kennedy

Bryant Holsenbeck is an award-winning environmental and installation artist based in Durham, North Carolina, whose work has been widely exhibited. She has taught at Penland School of Crafts, Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, and Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts. She has been an artist-in-residence and visiting artist at Guilford College, Alabama State University, College of Charleston, North Carolina State University, and Duke University. She is well known for creating and executing community art and environmental projects with groups of children and adults.

Ann Marie Kennedy’s knowledge and love of papermaking extends into the world of handmade paper installations that tell stories and record memory and place. She has held numerous artist residencies including three years at Penland School of Crafts and has received a North Carolina Artist Fellowship. She has exhibited nationally and her work is in many public and private collections, including the Library of Congress and Yale University Library. She lives in Raleigh, North Carolina, where she is also a full-time Associate Professor of Art at Wake Technical Community College.

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