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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."
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
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.