Carol Ann Simon Cillo in the Community Gallery
Artist’s Statement for:
“A DEGREE OF RE-CONSTRUCTION” - AN EXHIBIT OF CERAMICS AND MIXED MEDIA
The exhibit continues an examination begun in the previous “Contemplating Broken” collection, which found similarities between the broken human condition and the fragile nature of clay during the creation of ceramic pieces.
The thought process continues to delve into how we relate to one another. It continues the clay dialogue on how we came to be “formed” into the individual we have become, how others effect that formation and how we strive to constantly rebuild ourselves. It expresses how we perceive the self and the various kinds of real and imagined damages we struggle with. Ultimately, it seeks the solution for healing and a kind of reconstruction of self by the formation of clay through artistic expression.
Mini-Bio: Carol Ann (Simon) Cillo grew up in the Pittsburgh, PA area, studied at Carnegie Mellon University as a teen and graduated from Edinboro University of PA with her B.S. in Art Education.
A Williamsport resident for many years, she began "on the boards" as a graphic designer ,then became Art Director at C.A. Reed Inc. of Williamsport, a national party goods company.She and her partner,Steve Getz,then founded and are partner/owners of If-the Idea Factory,a design studio in Lock Haven,PA which has worked with companies around the country designing everything from product surface design,catalogs & brochures to museum and trade show exhibits.
She has served as Adjunct Faculty at Penn College of Technology teaching Color Theory,and was elected to a three year term on the Board of Directors for the Color Marketing Group (CMG - an international organization for color trends) as well as directing workshops at their international conferences as Co-Chairman for Colors Current Dire ctions, Design and Color Expressions for presentations with up to 750 attendees per conference.
She currently serves on the Board of the Station Gallery in Lock Haven,PA.,where she serves as Vice President and helps to secure artists'works to organize shows at the gallery.Carol is a juried Pennsylvania Artisan for the PA Wilds.
Her work is available at galleries in Williamsport, Jersey Shore, Lock Haven, Eagle's Mere and Emporium, PA. Her work also hangs permanently at the Susquehanna Regional Medical Center and Lock Haven University. She has won numerous awards for her artwork in various shows in Pennsylvania, including acceptance into the juried 2013 Art of the State exhibit at the State Museum of PA in Harrisburg,PA.
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