The Mountain Times

°F Thu, April 24, 2014

Central Vermont's Most Popular Weekly Newspaper

Nancy Pisano teaches how to create glass mosaic mirrors

Nancy Neyerlin Pisano currently has a couple small trees with natural wood in the member's exhibit of the Killington Arts Guild Gallery. Most of her work shows love of the outdoors, plants, trees and nature. During the KAG annual meeting on April 13 she will give a demonstration of "Creating a Glass Mosaic Mirror." She has also been nominated for the new KAG Board of Directors.

Pisano recently heard from the Vermont Studio Center in Johnson, Vt. that she had been selected to participate in the Vermont Artists Week in Painting on April 29. The center brings outstanding artists together - gives them a room, provides meals and support in the form of easel, stools and work carts so they can concentrate on their art. It is quite an honor to be selected.

Nancy Pisano lived and taught art for 14 years in New Jersey but she had stopped doing art for herself. She decided to enroll in Parson's School of Design and start doing artwork for herself again. Since coming to Vermont she has been taking in all of Vermont's majestic wonders of winter, the vast rolling summer plateaus, endless winding rivers and brilliant fall colors. "I want them all to become a part of me and my art."

KAG---Nancy -Nyerlin -Pasino -Dog

She has sold artwork and sculpture at the Woodstock Folk Art Gallery, taught in the Killington Resorts Summerfest Program last summer and will again this July, her class is called "Creating a Glass Mosaic Mirror."

The trick to this style, she says, is in the glazing. Once the glass pieces are fastened to the mirror, the pieces need something between them. The secret to a good finished product is the glazing that joins them. It's all in the details.

In May she will be the Featured Artist for the KAG Gallery. She has a bright smile and enthusiastic voice. Art is the center of her life.
One illustrative example of her work is a large painting of her dog, Thunder, running in water. (I thought it was a photograph at first!) Another piece, demonstrating a different medium, is a tree design painted on a 2" x 3" piece of glass. She says her art tends to go between visually realistic and decoratively abstract.

Pisano admits that following Paedra as the featured artist at the KAG gallery is going to be a challenge, but she is honored.