March 2012 meeting

Fabric artist Martha Ressler is the featured speaker at McKeesport Art Group’s next meeting, 7:30 p.m. Monday in the art room at McKeesport Area High School, 1960 Eden Park Blvd. The public is invited and light refreshments will be served.

Ressler, of Pittsburgh’s Lawrenceville neighborhood, works in oil paints and art quilts. A graduate of Oberlin College, Ressler also holds a master’s degree from the University of Michigan in art history. She is a member of the Fiberarts Guild of Pittsburgh, the Pittsburgh Society of Artists and the Associated Artists of Pittsburgh.

A student of Ron Donoughe and Patrick Dougherty of the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, Kessler also studied under fabric artists Sandy Kephart and Lorraine Glessner. Her work often draws its inspiration from the industrial facilities around the Pittsburgh area.

On Monday, Ressler will give a short slide show of her work followed by a “hands on” demonstration to show how her art translates into pictures on her sewing machine.

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