From a young age, Amanda Micheletto-Blouin had a passion for creating; anything from woven potholders to beaded objects to sculpture and drawing. Her early predilections led her to the Appalachian Center for Craft in Smithville, TN. Experiences there were formative both in exposing her to the technical traditions of weaving and fiber work and allowing her the latitude to experiment within those parameters. She participated in artist residencies at the Mendocino Art Center in California and at Artspace in Raleigh, NC where her investigation into the relationship between tradition and the contemporary landscape continued. Her graduate work at East Carolina University in Greenville, NC investigated the intersection of the beautiful and the mundane which became the focus of her work in textiles. For the last decade, Amanda has been the manager of Jerry’s Artarama in Nashville, Tennessee, where she has continued her creative endeavors, which now encompasses the investigation into abstract painting on paper. She currently resides in Nashville, Tennessee with her loving family.
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Watercolor on Paper (Framed)
22 x 30 x 1.5 in
Acrylic and Watercolor on Paper (Framed)
22 x 30 in
You can view Amanda's work in our current exhibition, "Showers Spring Summer"! "Showers Spring Summer" uses vivid and nature-inspired imagery to create a passage of time, the changing of seasons, and to evoke a feeling of renewal and growth. It serves as a reminder not to cling to any comfort of life but to embrace the difficulties and to even say "yes" to them just as one would welcome the coming of a spring day.