Carol Beal Exhibit
In February, our Vault Gallery will feature fiber work, paintings and jewelry by Carol Beal.
In this show, Carol plays with a lot of color, combining a wide range of materials including acrylics, polymer clay, fused glass, found objects and fiber weaving to create unique jewelry, paintings and framed beaded art.
Carol's work is inspired, and prompted by the world around her including nature, travel and the people in her life. She enjoys colorful, big and bright combinations. Carol fuses her own glass for jewelry applications, and weaves using a traditional Japanese kumihimo marudai stand for jewelry, but also has a large floor loom for scarves and bigger projects. When she paints, Carol primarily use acrylics and water-based materials.
"I make something every day – often starting with a single paint stroke, or a single bead that I’ve made and let it grow from there. I tend to let an art piece grow organically as the mood strikes or when a particular color
combination “feels” right. I love having fun and staying positive, and remaining playful. Hopefully that attitude is evident in my work. I love it when someone finds just the right art wearable, piece of jewelry or painting that I’ve done and they walk away happy." - Carol Beal
Show Dates + Artist Info
Unsupervised will be on display in the Vault Gallery February 2-24, 2024.
There will be an opening reception on Friday, February 2 from 6pm to 8pm, where visitors can meet Carol and view her work. The opening reception is free and open to the public.
Carol Beal is a mixed media/polymer clay artist and art teacher who worked as a professional designer and illustrator at Hallmark Cards before shifting her focus to jewelry.
“Stay Creative! is my mantra," says Carol.
In her current work, she playfully combines a wide range of materials from polymer clay, fused glass, found objects and felt to create unique art wearables.
She exhibits at various galleries across the Midwest and regularly participates in regional art fairs. Carol has also written and published articles in Polymer Arts Magazine. She is a graduate of the Columbus College of Art and Design, and conducts painting, jewelry making and felting/fiber workshops.