Sunday, July 18, 2010

Heide Messing

SPOTLIGHT THIS WEEK: Women populate sculptor Heide Messing's world, women and children. The Montreal-area artist documents the many roles of women in contemporary society, including business professionals, mothers, romantics and free spirits. Messing also delights in childhood, showing kids at play and in awe of the world that surrounds them. Messing sculpts in both bronze and stone. You may see her monumental pieces in outdoor settings near Montreal, and she displays her smaller works in galleries and exhibitions in the Canada, the U.S., Japan and Europe. Although she enjoys attending art shows featuring her work throughout the world, the inspiration for her art originates closer to home. Her sculptures often depict people bundled up, ready to brave the chill of a Canadian winter. Her mother/daughter sculptures allow her to work through some painful issues found in her own family life. "Spotlight" airs on Mountain Lake Journal Extra this Thursday at 8pm on Mountain Lake PBS. Repeats include Friday at 6m and 12:30pm, Saturday at 7:30pm, and Sunday at 6am and 10:30am.

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