Friday, December 25, 2009

Comics, Manga and Anime at NWACCC

Ages 10+
5 weeks, Friday,4-6pm,
February 19-March 19

Instructor: Sean Fitzgibbon
Students will explore the world of comics and manga. The students will then create their own fantastic characters and short comic stories utilizing basic drawing techniques.

The Northwest Arkansas Community Creative Center is located at 505 W Spring St, Fayetteville, AR 72701. For a list of other classes available this spring at Northwest Arkansas Community Creative Center visit

"Visual arts encourage creativity and imagination, stimulate perceptual awareness, and nurture a more global perspective. Support NWACCC in allowing children and adults to explore and develop their artistic and creative talents."

Friday, December 18, 2009

I'm currently exhibiting earlier, mixed media works at the Northwest Arkansas Community Creative Center (Nadine Baum Studios) located at 505 W. Spring St, Fayetteville, AR 72701. Featured works are from my Remnants and Divine Messengers series.
Remnants was derived from a visit to an abandoned mannequin refurbishing warehouse in which I found the line between the living and inanimate blurred irrevocably.
Divine Messengers was inspired by my travels throughout Western and Eastern Europe. The work focuses on images of angelic statues found in cemeteries, churches and city streets of Europe. I utilize sketchbook and photo images that are layered with various media such as pencil, acrylic, Prismacolor, charcoal, ink, solvent transfer, and found paper and other objects as a way to reflect the layering of various periods of art, architecture, and religion that are found throughout much of modern Europe.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Illusory (in progress)  48x24 Acrylic on canvas 

My latest series is entitled Altered Perceptions and it is inspired by the mystery of our individual realities and perceptions found throughout varying levels of consciousness, memories and fragmented thought. The passage of time is also a major theme in my work because I am intrigued by how chronology and space become disoriented in the unconscious mind. Human figures are often depicted as statues holding life-like qualities, expressions, and emotions, and they frequently become the focus of my compositions. Because of this, the lines between the living, inanimate, dreams, and reality blur irrevocably. Architectural structures found in my work also help gauge time due to various styles and levels of dilapidation. I juxtapose old and new structures to reinforce the relentless progression of time.

Sean Fitzgibbon
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