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Tennessee artist's 'home' on display at Piedmont
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Stitched sunburst “masks” are part of the art exhibit by Tennessee artist Jessica Wohl, on display at Piedmont College.

The works Tennessee artist Jessica Wohl are on display at Mason-Scharfenstein Museum of Art at Piedmont College in Demorest.

Wohl believes a house is more than the objects it holds; it holds the memories of the people who lived there long after they are gone. Wohl’s artwork, now on display at the Mason-Scharfenstein Museum of Art at Piedmont College, reflects this idea by turning the exhibit space into a “home” with installations and found family photographs altered with stitched sunburst “masks.”

The exhibit will be on display now through April 4, with a reception set for 6 p.m. the final day.

The museum is located at 567 Georgia St. in Demorest and is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Admission is free. Visitors are asked to use the back entrance during sidewalk construction.

Originally from Minneapolis, Minn., Wohl received her BFA from the Kansas City Art Institute in 2001 and her MFA from The University of Georgia in 2010. Originally trained as an illustrator, her current studio practice includes drawing, painting, collage, installation and performance. Her work has been exhibited at venues in New York, Miami, Atlanta, Kansas City, Nashville, Finland, Norway and Italy.

Wohl has taught at UGA, Maple Woods Community College and the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. She currently lives in Sewanee, Tenn., where she is an Assistant Professor of Art, teaching drawing and painting at The University of the South.

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