Fearless Flying in 2016! coincides with the commemoration of the 15th year since September 11. Marian Osher, GW MFA ’72, was afraid to fly for three years after her flight was detoured on 9/11. Her in-flight fascination with the textures and abstractions of the earth and clouds inspired her to create colorful mixed-media paintings and wall hangings that helped her to overcome her fear of flying.
“I hope that Fearless Flying in 2016! will offer viewers an opportunity to explore feelings about flying, to share them with others, and to acquire useful tools for facing and overcoming other fears,” she says.
Marian Osher is a painter, printmaker, mixed-media artist and private art instructor. Fearless Flying! in 2016 is her 23rd solo show. She has had 6 solo shows in New York. Her artwork has been shown in numerous group exhibitions in the U.S., as well as international shows in Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, India, Italy, Moscow, and Shanghai. Her work is included in the permanent collections of the Library of Congress, National Museum of Women in the Arts, the Museum of Modern Art (Buenos Aires, Argentina), and the American Cultural Center (New Delhi, India).
See Fearless Flying in 2016!
Mixed-media paintings and wall hangings by Marian Osher
Sept. 12, 2016-Jan. 4, 2017
Artist’s Reception and Talk: Thursday, Sept. 15, 2016
Enterprise Hall, 44983 Knoll Square, Ashburn, VA 20147
Free and open to the public.