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Schlesinger Center’s Passage Gallery Presents Elizabeth Vorlicek Building Parts: Collage a Day Project

Collage by the sculptor Elizabeth Vorlicek.

Opening Reception: Saturday, January 25 from 2pm to 4pm

Elizabeth Vorlicek, a notable ceramicists and sculptor gave herself a project of producing a collage a day for one year to reinforce a pledge to her studio practice and life as an artist. Thematically flowers are a way for her to visually connect with people in a multitude of ways. This collection of collages highlights the theme of flowers and complements the ability of art to transport us from daily tasks and to connect us with beauty and moments of being truly connected to the earth.

“Working in collage, and building up parts to make a whole, has deeply informed my practice as a sculptor. I find inspiration in seeing a pile of unrelated materials and creating relationships through a spark of joy and inspiration.”

“In my paper collages, I work intuitively, in much the same way that I do with my clay work. I have always been drawn to the process of taking un-related items and combining them together to form a whole: a structure and system. I tap in to the world of trompe l’oeil in the work and remain profoundly compelled by the way that I can depict mundane and ephemeral objects like crinkled paper and folded cloth in clay; essentially recording transient moments in time.”

Liz is an artist and sculptor living in Alexandria Virginia. Liz shows her work in the D.C. area and around the United States. She is a member of the Washington Sculptor’s Group and holds a MFA and a BFA degree from the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University. Liz is a high school art teacher at Episcopal High School and is the Gallery Director at the Angie Newman Johnson Gallery at EHS’s Ainslie Arts Center.

Public Hours:

  • Monday through Friday: 10am to 4pm

The Schlesinger Center is located at 4915 East Campus Drive, Alexandria, VA, 22311. For additional information please contact the gallery director Mary Welch Higgins at mhiggins@nvcc.edu.