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Sculpture art exhibit showcases artist's life journey

Last Updated Aug 29, 2019 at 11:52 am MST

IMAGE. The opening reception for the Biological Burgeon art exhibition, featuring sculpture art from local artist Andy M, starts at 6:00 p.m. on September 13, 2019 at the Kirschner Family Community Art Gallery at MacDonald Island Park. Supplied by the Regional Recreation Corporation.

A new art exhibition debuts at the Kirschner Family Community Art Gallery next month.

The Biological Burgeon art exhibition, featuring artwork from the local artist “Andy M”, opens on September 2, 2019.

The opening reception at the art gallery takes place on September 13 at 6:00 p.m.

“Andy M”

Andrea Brasch, otherwise known as “Andy M”, graduated from Georgian College with a degree in Fine Arts.

She specializes in sculpture art using ceramic or porcelain clay and recycled glass.

She found many fans of her artwork across the globe, who commissioned her to make unique and striking pieces.

Notably, her multiple large-scale figures of the late actor Heath Ledger that hung at the premiere of the 2008 movie, The Dark Knight.

127 pieces of art also hang in the offices of Vale Canada Ltd. in the Royal Bank Building in Toronto, Ont.

Brasch moved to Fort McMurray in 2009 joining the Wood Buffalo Artist Forum.

Despite recent personal struggles, Brasch said she found solace in her art.

“The last 24 months of my life have been the most difficult I’ve ever faced, as I went through my divorce after a decade long relationship. I lost everything including my mind at times, and my art was the only thing that kept me grounded and focused.”

Also, she added her latest project illustrates her progression from sadness to ultimate joy and love for life.

“Andy M” serves on the board for the Fort McMurray Potters Guild.

Moreover, she began combining her knowledge of fused glass with ceramics in her artwork.

Biological Burgeon features nature-inspired, three-dimensional pieces.

She said viewers may move through them and explore their imaginations.

“I feel that this project shows the physical progression of my metamorphosis into my new self.”

The art exhibit runs Sept. 2 – Oct. 16 at the Kirschner Family Community Art Gallery in the Suncor Community Leisure Centre.