The Framemaker proudly presents an exhibit by artist Susan Tomi McGolrick. This exhibit is part of Clarksville’s First Thursday Art Walk on March 6, 2014. An opening reception will be held from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. The exhibit will remain on display at the Framemaker throughout the month of March during normal business hours (Mon. through Fri. 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.).
STATEMENT My children grew up hearing my childhood stories. I was the storyteller. I used my memories to teach them lessons and make them laugh. Somestories were harder to tell. Others were incredibly funny. Many were wound around my mother and the cultural clashes that often exist in first generation Japanese daughters. What she expected from me and what I expected from her was often lost in translation. In trying to learn Japanese to better communicate with my mother, I found that there are words that have no English equivalents. And now my relationships with my children and my mother have settled into accepting intentions rather than words which offer up room for forgiveness.
BIO I earned a BFA in Studio Arts concentrating on alternative processes in film photography from Austin Peay State University (APSU) in 2010. As a Founding Member of the APSU Friends of the Goldsmith Press & Rare Type collection, I continue to bring the press to the public for hands-on demonstrations. I am on the Visual Arts staff for the Community School of the Arts with APSU teaching classes for children and teens and conducting workshops for adults. I also participate in Austin Peay’s Artists in Schools Program. During the summers of 2012 and 2013 I was the lead Art Counselor at Camp Sycamore for the Girl Scouts. My teaching focuses mainly on, but is not limited to, printmaking and bookmaking.