Our guest artist for February is: Marianne Stolz Woodcarver Please join us for the opening of her show on First Friday February 1, 2019 from 5-8 pm. The show will remain in the Gallery the month of February. Marianne Stolz was born and raised in Germany. After receiving a Journeyman Woodcarver license from the Wood Carving School Berchdesgarden, Germany, she has been working as an independent artist. She made Fairbanks her permanent home in the 90’s, where she has since been carving, teaching at the Folk school Fairbanks and raising a family, a garden and goats.
"I am foremost a traditional woodcarver, using preferably local wood and traditional carving techniques, namely chisels and elbow grease. The subjects I choose for my art pieces reflect my surroundings: the natural world and the humans in it. I like to capture the constant change and the beauty within it. Working with the natural flaws and challenges of wood rather than against them is a major part of my inspiration. "