In the Art Gallery this month is Stacey Zerrusen. Stacey shared with us a little bit about herself and her artwork. Be sure to drop into the library to see all the pieces on display.
I am an Art Teacher at Effingham Junior High and am always pulling inspiration from my students and family. Whether it be doing a critique at school and my students offering feedback or a cute photograph my mother in law took that’d look great on a canvas, everything around me gives me new routes to take my work.
My mother instilled in me a love of the arts. She was also a very artsy child that slowed down on her artwork when she was raising her kids. She always pushed me to keep creating and exploring. From crazy cardboard creations to giant paintings on the kitchen table, she never once was apprehensive about the mess. She always saw it as a learning opportunity, and fostered my imagination. For this, I am eternally grateful.
Stacey’s art will be in the gallery until December. Be sure to check it out!