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Stacy Medaries

I was born and raised in North Louisiana. I received a Bachelors and Masters Degree From Louisiana Tech. My Bachelors degree was in studio art where I took Drawing, Oil painting, Ceramics, and Sculpture courses. I fell in love with them all. If I could have I would have made a career out of being a student and in some ways I did do that. After receiving a Masters degree in Ceramic sculpture I began teaching, first at a junior high level and then later at a community college. I have been the whole art department at Louisiana Delta community college for the past 15 years. I taught the first art course ever taught there, which was Art Appreciation, and then later developed and began teaching a Beginning Drawing course, Basic Design course, Art History 1, Art History 2, Ceramics Handbuilding and Ceramics Wheel throw courses. They say the best way to learn something is to teach it; and I have learned so much teaching all of these courses. I love to learn, experiment, and try something new and that love is carried over into my art. I work in a variety of media and I am always interested in learning a new technique or process. I paint with acrylic paint, I carve images into plaster and paint those as well. I have worked with alcohol ink on sculpted aluminum. I throw functional pottery and sculpt sculpture out of clay. My images are, in all honesty, as sporadic as the media I work in. Sometimes I enjoy working in an automatic drawing method where I just begin making marks and see what happens. When I use this method of working, there is no telling what I will come up with. That is what I love most about it. It is fun to see what happens. I am interested in spiritual and primitive works. I also love the medieval period and the Renaissance. I love Fauvism and Post Impressionism and all things full of color