An exhibition of works by Marcie Wolf-Hubbard will be in the Margaret W. & Joseph L. Fisher Gallery at the Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center at the Alexandria Campus from Friday, August 24 to Sunday, September 30. Gallery hours are Monday to Friday 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and during performances.
There will also be an opening reception on Saturday, August 25 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
In “Reflections on the Figure,” Wolf-Hubbard’s fascination with drawing the figure’s grace in charcoal forms the foundation for her mixed media encaustic paintings. She embeds her drawings in hot wax then adds layers of transparent or opaque color along with other materials such as maps, postcards or handmade paper. She augments her energetic application of the brush-painted wax by drawing and carving with a tool as well as applying oilstick pigments (oil paint in solid form). She fuses each layer of wax or painting in wax to the preceding layer. Wolf-Hubbard marries additive collage imagery with encaustic’s mysterious depth and transparency to achieve the effect of an image floating on vellum. She further lends an earthy note to her delicate paintings by using natural wood support and textural elements.
Wolf-Hubbard received a B.A. from the University of Maryland in Studio Art and studied Fine Art and Illustration at the Maryland Institute, College of Art. She has received numerous grants from the Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County, along with other Art Councils to work in the community with children and adults, including individuals with special needs. Her paintings have been exhibited widely on the East Coast. She has illustrated for magazines and books, as well as worked as a courtroom illustrator. Wolf-Hubbard used encaustic painting to illustrate her husband’s children’s book, “The Shiny Shell,” an environmental fantasy. Her nature paintings will be included in Ashley Rooney’s upcoming book, “Green Art: Trees, Roots, and Leaves,” featuring international artists. She is an instructor at Glen Echo Park and teaches art in her studio at the Pyramid Atlantic Art Center, Silver Spring, Maryland.
Located on the upper level of the Schlesinger Center, the Fisher Art Gallery is named for local artist Margaret “Peggy” Fisher and her late husband, Joseph Fisher.