Description: A mysterious world has been discovered lurking beneath the Piedmont Virginia Community College grounds. Fischer provides a glimpse of a miniature underground civilization.
BIO: Shelby Fischer, born in Brooklyn to a family of artists and music aficionados, was exposed to, and participated in, a wide range of artistic pursuits. Focusing on classical piano for several decades led her to a long and successful career as Executive Producer for the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz in Washington, DC. In 2002, she moved to a Greene County farm where she rediscovered and began creating art, specifically mixed media collage and sculpture. In addition, she remains active in the jazz world by writing scripts for the Thelonious Monk Institute and speeches for jazz icon Herbie Hancock. Represented in Charlottesville by Les Yeux du Monde gallery, she has been in a dozen solo and group exhibitions throughout Central Virginia and is featured in the book Mixed Media Collage by Holly Harrison (2007). For more information regarding her work, please visit www.shelbyfischer.com.