First Saturday Art Crawl – Connection to Nossi!

Constructing Sculptural Forms in Clay

Susan DeMay, a Nossi College of Art Advisory Board member, will be exhibiting with Sculptor Edward Belbusti during the September First Saturday Art Crawl. Although both artists primarily create with clay, the two will explore the sculptural mediums of clay and metal for this collaborative exhibit.

Working out of a Smithville studio, Susan began her extensive artistic and teaching career in ceramics in the 1980s. She also works as a Senior Art Lecturer for Vanderbilt University. Susan began her relationship with Nossi College in 2009 as an advisory board member. She helps evaluate our general education courses. Under Susan’s direction, Nossi College ensures the general education courses are held to the highest standard.

Susan and Edward have collaborated on a number of works. Most often, Belbust creates the form and DeMay brings to it color and pattern. Their three most recent works show this willingness the risk totally new approaches in form and surface, creating bold and unexpected outcomes stemming from the artists’ belief in each other’s creative process.

Part of their goal is to produce unique pieces and not think in terms of any kind of production line. Each of the two artists have been constrained by production lines in the past and wish to be more expressive with their new work – allowing process rather than sales to carry them forward.

The artists hope their appreciative audiences will support these new creations by incorporating the works into fresh environments, venues and spaces.

Nossi College of Art wants to invite you to stop by The Arts Company on Fifth Avenue in downtown Nashville on Saturday, September 5 during the First Saturday Art Crawl to see works by Susan DeMay and Edward Belbusti. Learn more about the creative degree options available at Nossi College of Art.

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