“Across Cultures~ Strong Women” May 16 – June 14

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“Across Cultures~ Strong Women” paintings and mixed media works by Donna Carver and glass jewelry and bead work by Patricia Tyser-Carberry
In the ‘Tis Mezzanine Gallery
May 16 – June 14
4th Friday Art Walk Reception
May 24th  5:00 – 8:00 PM

 “Across Cultures- Strong Women” 

“All women are connected by roles within social systems and cultures. They are often faced by  biases, discrimination and  other common barriers, yet with this adversity comes knowledge and strength. Solidarity is formed  from common ground experience and new ways of thinking are turned into motion.   

 Set in place by women who come before us and those currently living among us, “Across Cultures ~ Strong Women” is a personal tribute to the driven women who are willing to stand up and make a difference.” Donna Carver 2019

Donna Carver was raised in New England where she received her first formal education.  She moved to California one year after finishing nursing school and earned two advanced degrees in Medical Sociology and Public Health from California State University, Northridge.

After retiring from teaching at university level for fourteen years, she started her formal art education. She has since studied under nationally recognized artists and continuously shows her work in group and solo exhibitions throughout the states of California, Washington and Arizona.

Her mediums of choice are Fine Art Printmaking which includes monotype, dry point etching, Chine colle’, collagraphs and solar etching. She also paints in acrylic and works in mixed media collage.


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Patricia Tyser Carberry: I have been working in glass for over 40 years.  Beginning in the early 70’s with stained glass, I created custom, one of a kind and limited edition windows for commercial and residential establishments.
   In the mid 1990’s I attended a workshop on fused glass, and became intrigued with working with glass in it’s molten state.  This led to my interest in beadmaking.
   Working with glass is very direct and immediate – the ever changing rainbow of color and light continues to fascinate me. You never know why you’re going to get when you melt glass; it’s always a surprise.  It’s like painting with light.
   The beads are intensely layered and look like little universes in your hand. They are deeply layered, and I like that you can look into each piece and keep seeing something more inside.
   I create my own beads by using the ancient technique of lampworking. To make each bead, I melt glass in an oxygen/propane flame, in temperatures in excess of two thousand degrees Fahrenheit.  I then anneal the beads in a kiln for 5 hours or more.
   Throughout the 1990s and beyond, I participated in fine craft shows up and down the East Coast.
   My husband and I moved to Prescott in 2008, where I continue to create glass beads and jewelry.
   My work can be seen on my website www.ptcarberry.com
   I will be participating in the The Prescott Artists Studio Tour for the 11th year, in October, 2019