Daydreams of a Metropolitan; Opening reception Friday, July 12th from 5-8 p.m.
The Mezzanine Gallery’s first artist will be local artist Tiffany Nesbit. In her second semester of college, Nesbit took an artist internship at Disney University in Orlando, Florida and graduated with a creativity and innovation certificate in 2015. There she curated art exhibitions for college students.
She continued with a bachelor’s in visual arts concentrating in sculpture at Southeastern University in Hammond Louisiana and graduated in 2018. Today she continues as a working artist showing in local galleries and art markets. She also sells in several local gift shops such as Moss and Berry in Ponchatoula and the LSU Museum of Art Gift Shop in Baton Rouge. Nesbit also sells her work nationwide through the company Artists in Cellophane in North Carolina that is distributed via the Art-O-Mat art vending machine.
“As our first artist to be represented in our Art-O-Mat, Tiffany Nesbit has not only inspired us personally but has supported herself professionally with the funds she has received from her national Art-O-Mat sales,” Joyce said. “Her artwork reveals a careful excavation and authenticity that is both textural, innovative, and compelling. She seemed the best fit for our inaugural exhibition in the Mezzanine Gallery here at the Hammond Regional Arts Center.”
Much of Nesbit’s work focuses on finding the balance between our contemporary industrial society and making peace with where humanity came from: nature. For the duration of the exhibition, guests can expect 10-12 large scale, mixed media paintings on display.
To participate in the HRAC Mezzanine Gallery, visit our Artists Call page.