The Fischoff Announces Collaboration with Artist Heidi Clark
NOTRE DAME, IN - The Fischoff is pleased to announce a collaboration with artist Heidi Clark. The Fischoff will feature the image of one of Ms. Clark’s well-known sculptures on the 2013 Fischoff Competition poster and program book.
Born and raised in Germany, the visual artist strives to create three-dimensional, harmonious groupings of multiple, unrelated objects. Vintage pieces, including old doors, suitcases, umbrellas, and hats, become props in her designs. “These former objects of utility are freed from the constraints of their inception and, now being only ornamental, are garnering a renewed, albeit changed purpose,” says Clark.
She is particularly known for her use of antique and vintage dress forms, sensing their potential as sculptures and striving “to transform those old, hapless forms into textured, glistening, attention-seeking sculptures…integrated into a modern-day home setting—just as one would display a painting on a wall.”
Founded in 1973 in South Bend, the Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition has grown to become the largest chamber music competition in the world, and one of the most prestigious classical music prizes attainable today. Since its founding, more than 5,000 musicians have participated, many of whom have gone on to distinguished careers in music performance and education. Committed to music education, the Fischoff also partners with competition alumni to bring free, innovative Arts-in-Education programs directly to children in their own schools and community centers throughout Michiana.