(Thursday) 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
First Thursdays will be on July 6, 2017 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. with artist Anna Marie Pavlik. This free event is taking placing at the Evansville
First Thursdays will be on July 6, 2017 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. with artist Anna Marie Pavlik. This free event is taking placing at the Evansville Museum of Arts, History and Science in downtown Evansville, Indiana.
First Thursdays are open to the public for free with an opportunity to meet the artist and converse with him/her about their artwork and inspirations. There will be appetizers and a cash bar.
Anna Marie Pavlik was born in Pennsylvania. After many family moves Minnesota became home until relocating to Austin, Texas where she spent 25 years. She now resides in Frankfort, Kentucky. Her college years were concentrated in Duluth, Minnesota, attending the St. Scholastica, the University of Minnesota, and the University of Wisconsin, Superior, resulting in a Bachelor in Fine Arts. A Drafting Certificate from St. Paul Vocational School led to a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering during employment with Minnesota, Mining & Manufacturing. She worked as a Product Development Engineer for 3M and holds a patent for a wire holding device.
Wanting to become more involved with art, Pavlik joined Flatbed Press, a print publishing studio in Austin, TX where she participated in various projects and workshops. She began learning the printing process Inspired by her experiences Pavlik opened her own studio.
Pavlik focuses on etchings (an intaglio process) and stratographs (a monoprint technique) and have resulted in several bodies of work with a narrative theme. “Personal Poems” is a series of small biographical etchings dealing with issues of adulthood. “Ideal Mechanical Advantage” presents the transition from the factual world of engineering to a sensory perspective. “Global Fables” is a collection of pieces that study of the tradition of a short story with a moral from diverse cultures. Currently, Pavlik is focused on work which involves the perilous future of the natural world.
Anna Marie Pavlik speaks of her “growing concern for the survival of natural areas and our need to understand the relationship of people to their environment.” She says of her art, “In my work I visually explore concepts developed from my observations of natural sites and the study of science publications and maps. It is my hope that these works will direct viewers’ attention to the irreplaceable value, sublime beauty, and mystery found within our natural environment.”