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Amber Voorhies

I have been creating for as long as I can remember, starting at my grandmother’s table, in the middle of rice fields in South Louisiana. I am drawn to patterns in nature, dualities in nature (the ability to exist in more than one realm such as with the physical and spiritual), and deep metaphors of life that can’t be described with words. I work primarily in acrylics and functional ceramics. I have a BA in Studio Art from Louisiana College under Bob Howell, and am a certified Montessori teacher ages toddler and 6-12(elementary). Art has always been a primary way to encourage decision making in my students; I believe that art makes humans powerful. I am currently a fine arts teacher, a resident artist at River Oaks Square Arts Center, a wife, mother, and friend to humans and animals. I currently gain much of my inspiration from horses and horseback riding.