Elizabeth Morisette - Artifact

Presented by Center for the Arts

Elizabeth Morisette - Artifact
May 2 - June 10, 2022
The Center Theater Gallery

Visiting artist Elizabeth Morisette will transform the Center Theater Gallery with her colorful tapestries made entirely from upcycled materials. Meet the artist at the EcoFair, hosted by Energy Conservation Works, happening May 14th in the Center Park. At the EcoFair, Elizabeth will do an afternoon artist talk in the gallery and lead a hands-on activity with recycled books.

About the Artist
Elizabeth Morisette has been exhibiting her weavings and sculptures made from repurposed materials for over twenty-five years. As a child she was constantly making environments out of found objects. Morisette works as the Education Coordinator at the Museum of Art Fort Collins. Previously she has held positions at Marilyn State Arts council, The JCC of Greater Baltimore, Colorado State University, Fort Lewis College and The Denver Art Museum. Morisette is a graduate of NCSU College of Design and received a Master’s Degree from Maryland Institute College of Art. She is currently based in Fort Collins where she continues to make art and teach all ages.

Artist Statement
Other people’s trash is truly my treasure!  I use upcycled materials such as bottle caps, hair rollers, and bread tabs.  These items are not only readily available, but also add whimsy and a larger message to my work. Every work I make starts with a box of 'stuff' often set aside as trash.  My quest is to make this pile of stuff into a beautiful weaving or vessel. I have always loved weaving.  As a child I was constantly making environments out of found objects.  I even spent a whole weekend wrapping my friends swing set in yarn.  I then spent the next weekend, equally as happy untangling the swingset.