Sculptural Basket Forms by Mary Hettsmansperger Featured in Sarratt Gallery Exhibit Opening June 9

Mary Hettsmansperger incorporates her use of of fiber, reed, metal, clay and found objects to create sculptures that may invoke the themes of sanctuary, ritual, and shelter.  The Indiana artist is featured in “Within Safe Walls,” an exhibit of her sculptural basket forms on view in the Sarratt Gallery from June 9 through July 29.

sarrattexhibitsculpturalbasketsInternationally known for her art work and the classes she teaches, Hettsmansperger has written several books on jewelry making that incorporate weaving techniques, found objects, and surface designs on metal.  “With a continuous specialty in rib construction and sculptural basketry, my range of work has developed over the years to also include jewelry, metals and mixed materials,” Hettsmansperger said.

Free and open to the public, the exhibit is on view weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the Sarratt Gallery on the main floor of Sarratt Student Center (2301 Vanderbilt Place).  For more information, email David Heustess at david.f.heustess@vanderbilt.edu.

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