Townsend Atelier invites the public to attend a free sculpture demonstration with local sculptor, Maria Willison on Friday, July 19 from 6-9 p.m.
"Working from a live model, Maria will create a relief portrait in clay," officials said. "Watching an artist work from beginning to end is always fun and informative and questions are encouraged. Everyone is welcome."
Light refreshments will be available. The event is open to the public free of charge and will be held at Townsend Atelier The Arts Building, 301 East 11th St. in Chattanooga.
About the artist:
Maria Willison is a figurative sculptor working in the round and in relief. She found her true love of art while attending college for her Bachelors Degree. Maria has won several awards in competitions throughout the country and has shown her work at various locations in Chattanooga, TN. Maris work is thoughtful and dynamic. She strives for perfection of anatomy and technique while maintaining strong concepts to anchor her work so that the viewer may glimpse into the narratives she seeks to convey. Maria currently lives in Chattanooga with her husband. When she is not teaching workshops at Townsend Atelier or creating her own pieces, she is working on donor recognition relief tile commissions for non-profit organizations.