Dark Water: Art Works by Tesa Burch
The Panama City Publishing Co. Museum presents an exhibit of work by a local artist Tesa Burch entitled “Dark Water,” a series of letterpress plates printed at the Panama City Publishing Co. Museum, along with original works. An opening reception for the exhibit is scheduled 4-7 p.m., Sept. 7, at The Panama City Publishing Co. Museum with music provided by Freaky Teeth. The public is welcome.
About the Artist:
Burch was born Oct. 25, 1984 in Panama City, Fla., where she currently resides and works. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts from the University of West Florida in Pensacola, and her work explores formal abstraction and figure study. She works in a variety of media, including paint and found objects. Some of her most preferred collage media are taxidermy and vintage objects and fabrics. “I like to illustrate southern themes and romance, both their successes and failures,” she said. “My favorite color is shiny.”
Her painting and collage work explores themes of love, misunderstanding and angst. However, sometimes it is just an exploration of different and experimental media. She uses materials varying from the traditional to the rare and odd. Burch is a director at City Arts Cooperative, where her work is on display.
Burch has curated and exhibited in local arts exhibits, including TB/SB Peek Experience, Beach Goth Art Show, Maker’s Marks, I’m Not Going Anywhere, and Kiss Me. All of these shows were hosted in Downtown Panama City and included local artists and musicians. Burch is a 5th generation Bay County, Fla. resident, a First Family of Bay County Pioneer and graduate of the Bay High School.
“Dark Water: Art Works by Tesa Burch” will remain on display throughout September and October at The Panama City Publishing Co. Museum. The museum is open to the public, Tuesdays-Fridays from 1 to 5:30 p.m., and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission is free.
VISIT US at the Panama City Publishing Co. Museum:
1134 Beck Avenue
Panama City, Florida 32401