Earth Witness: A Collection of Recent Paintings By Artist Sharon Fishel

Natural life cycles are explored through a geometric lens.

Sharon Fishel NestGallery 115 is pleased to present in the Circle Gallery, a new gallery space dedicated to highlighting the regional artistic talent Earth Witness: Recent Paintings by Sharon Fishel. Fishel will create an in-gallery environment that reflects the artist’s sense of witnessing the growth and the decay involved in the life cycles of plants in “symbolic landscapes,” both aquatic and earthly. Fishel’s paintings combine geometric mandala shapes and plant forms that create visual movements filled with emotive color, patterns, and textures.

Sharon Fishel is a visual artist who is the Director of the ArtReach Program, an in-gallery and outreach art education program at the McLean Project for the Arts, a non-profit visual arts center that exhibits the work of emerging and established regional artists. Previously, she worked as the Principal Instructor for the Art Reach Program at The Whitney Museum of American Art (1978-1983). She holds an M.F.A. from Queens College, CUNY, an M.A. from New York University, and a B.F.A. from The Hartford Art School at The University of Hartford. Fishel has exhibited her work extensively in Washington DC., Maryland, Virginia, and New York City. Her work is included in the Artery Collection and various private collections in the Mid-Atlantic region.

A reception and artist talk will be held on February 4th, 2023, from 5 pm to 7 pm. Complimentary refreshments will be provided. 

Gallery 115 and the Circle Gallery are located in the Y Arts Center at 115 East Church Street. Hours are currently Monday through Friday, 10 am-4 pm; Saturday, Sunday Noon-3 pm


About Gallery 115: Gallery 115 is a non-profit Contemporary Art Gallery, a subsidiary of the Y Arts Center, located in a newly renovated historic building in downtown Frederick, Maryland. The Circle Gallery is a new space in the family room dedicated to highlighting regional artistic talent. Frederick, Maryland, is located less than one hour from Washington, D.C., and Baltimore and boasts a walkable and thriving downtown area with a variety of unique specialty shops, restaurants, galleries, museums, and theaters.

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