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Mike Martino's "Lines into Shapes" art exhibit opens Sept. 16 at Motlow College

Aug. 31, 2015

"Lilly" is one of Nashville artist Mike Martino's works that will be on display inside the Eoff Hall Art Gallery on Motlow's Moore County campus from Sept 16. - Oct. 13. Photo provided.
The exhibit "Lines into Shapes: Recent Prints by Mike Martino", will debut Wednesday, Sept. 16, inside the Eoff Hall Art Gallery on Motlow College's Moore County campus.

The event begins with a reception from 11 a.m. - 2.p.m., with Martino attending. The show will run until Tuesday, Oct. 13, and will be open Monday - Friday from 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Martino is based in Nashville and owns Blue Fig Editions, a traditional printmaking studio, and has been working in the printmaking medium for over 25 years. He earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts at Tyler School of Art and then received a Master of Fine Arts at Louisiana State University.

Martino has combined several printmaking techniques within his own artwork and has learned to stretch those methods to create his own unique style of hand-pulled prints. His work is compiled of notations he makes from the daily visual stimulations he observes, which are often nuances that are simple observations such as the angle of a book on a table, the texture of tree bark or the color of grass at sunset.

"My work originates from capturing my view on everyday occurrences," said Martino. "These are unnoticed or unique instances such as landscapes, people and objects. I capture these images in sketch books, adding notes on textures, shapes and colors."

For more information about the reception or exhibit, please contact Bobbie Underwood at 931-393-1700 or bunderwood@mscc.edu.