Risa Hirsch Ehrlich an Elizabeth Starcevic: Hecho a Mano

On exhibit from November 16 to January 7, 2012

The Grady Alexis gallery at El Taller Latino Americano is pleased to present Hecho A Mano an exhibition of ceramic works by Risa Hirsch Ehrlich and tapestries by Elizabeth Starcevic; curated by Andrea Arroyo. 

Risa Hirsch Ehrlich's clay works are inspired by the art of the Abstract Expressionists. She utilizes the malleability and responsiveness of clay to create intimate pieces, playing at the boundary where intention and accident meet. Risa holds a BA in European Civilization and a MS in Mathematics Education. Upon retirement as a teacher of mathematics, she turned to studio work full time. 

Elizabeth Starcevic's tapestries are meticulously woven by hand on floor looms. She experiments with the differing textures and effects that a variety of wool and other fibers can produce, creating wall-hangings inspired in part by the art of Africa and the Americas and traditional American quilts. Elizabeth was a professor of Spanish at City College, for more than 40 years. She has done all of her textile work in San Miguel de Allende.