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Clay | Painting | Watercolor
Birmingham, AL

In the quiet bayous of the Mississippi Gulf Coast, sisters Noel and Jennifer Chaney’s childhoods were
filled with the sights and sounds of the nature that surrounded them. The bayou, rivers, and ocean have always been a constant source of inspiration for the sisters. Their Dutch lineage, too, weaves through their work, drawing inspiration from the delicate patterns of Delft ceramics and the fluid brushwork of Chinese ink art.

Collaborating in ceramics has been a natural progression for Noel and Jennifer, as Noel’s skill in throwing pottery on the wheel complements Jennifer’s painting style. Jennifer paints the pottery in the same manner as her works on canvas, creating pieces that are a fusion of their individual styles and influences, but also a reflection of the Spanish moss lined street of their childhood home. For both, art provides a place of solace and connection to each other and the ever-changing landscape of life. With a family history of creating art, Noel and Jennifer feel grateful to have the opportunity to continue this tradition through their collaboration in ceramics.

2024 Festival

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41st Annual MCAC

April 26-28, 2024