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Nancy Briggs Exhibits at The Flying Pig of Door County

“Rachel with Bird” by Nancy Briggs

The work of artist Nancy Briggs from Des Moines, Iowa, will be on exhibit at The Flying Pig until June 26 as a part of The Back Gallery Series. The exhibit will offer a figurative study in clay and on paper.

Briggs, whose work has been shown in regional and national juried exhibitions, has been a ceramic artist for 40 years; 20 of those years she was on the faculty of the Des Moines Art Center. “I became an artist because I loved clay. I liked throwing on the wheel, striving for control of the material and perfecting a form,” she said.

Briggs’ figurative clay work led to a recent two-year study of figure drawing. “There is no greater challenge to me than to capture the feeling and dynamic of the body in a short drawing session,” she said. “I am fascinated with proportion and detail.” This current exhibit of her figure drawings is the first time they are shown in a gallery setting.

The Back Gallery Series will continue throughout the summer and feature the digital/mixed media work of Susan Murtaugh from July 2 – 31 and the hand carved wood block prints of Alfred Stark from August 6 – September 5.

The Flying Pig Gallery and Greenspace, open 9 am – 6 pm daily, is located at N6975 Highway 42, two miles south Algoma. For more information call 920.487.9902 or visit http://www.theflyingpig.biz.