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Gallery One, Peter Morales

Gallery One, Peter Morales

Opening reception: November 7, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
October 31st - November 30th, 2014

Zoömorphic motifs redolent of an unknown antiquity, indeterminate provenance and a timeless quality that confounds immediate cultural constraints animate my sculptural work.

Gallery One, Kate Gomez

Gallery One, Kate Gomez

Opening reception: November 7, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
October 31st - November 30th, 2014

As a child, I would comb through encyclopedias and fixate on the transparent overlays of the human body, plant structures, and the anatomy of animals. Today, science textbooks often provide me with the imagery for my work. Combining the orderly elements of scientific images and ideas with the expressive nature of painting is what compels me to paint. Further inspiration for my work comes from connecting memories and emotions from my personal life to the living world around me.

Gallery Two, Jim Spector

Gallery Two, Jim Spector

Opening reception: November 7, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
October 31st - November 30th, 2014

The inspiration for the stoneware, porcelain, and earthenware pottery I am displaying in this exhibit comes from a series of pieces I began four years ago which focused on exploring a traditional Japanese pottery form known as a ‘rice bale bottle.’  This series started with attempts to make faithful reproductions of pieces that I sketched while visiting potteries in Japan.  Eventually my artistic interest led to transformations that share only subtle commonalities with the originals.

Gallery Two, Rod Massey

Gallery Two, Rod Massey

Opening reception: November 7, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
October 31st - November 30th, 2014

I primarily paint and draw urban landscapes which include residential and industrial areas, freeways and the occasional interior or still life. These works are representational but not photographic. My aim is to find an underlying character in what may appear to be an unremarkable subject.

Gallery Three, Sarah Sampedro

Gallery Three, Sarah Sampedro

Opening reception: November 7, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
October 31st - November 30th, 2014

Motherhood is a role that crosses cultural, social, and economic boundaries, yet is often portrayed simply as an archetype or stereotype. The photographs in my work approach motherhood through ideas, feelings, stereotypes, and documentation. Along the way they deal with the emotional and physical struggle between living a creative life and having children.

Overlook and Atrium Galleries, Juliane Shibata

Overlook and Atrium Galleries, Juliane Shibata

Opening reception: November 7, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
October 31st - November 30th, 2014

Fruits, plants, and vegetables have long had profound symbolic meanings in art, literature, and mythology.  My sculpture reflects on humans’ relationships to the natural world.  These botanically-inspired works are formal explorations that touch on ideas of growth, abundance, and ephemerality.

Overlook and Atrium Galleries, Kathryne Fisher

Overlook and Atrium Galleries, Kathryne Fisher

Opening reception: November 7, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
October 31st - November 30th, 2014

My work is either for or about the home. I am drawn to the domestic environment through personal artifacts, repetitious rituals and intimate relationships. The events and memories associated with these places shapes our perceptions. To me, the home is more than a specific place or structure. It is often feeling and/or geographic location.

The Commons, Randy Penner Revisited: Watercolors for “the Necessary”

The Commons, Randy Penner Revisited: Watercolors for “the Necessary”

Presented by the Octagon House Museum in collaboration with The Phipps
October 31st - November 30th, 2014

During his long artistic career, former Hudsonite Randy Penner (1921 – 2002) was an illustrator for printing, calendar, and aviation companies, including Brown & Bigelow in St. Paul. He later opened Pennerama Studio in his home overlooking Lake Mallalieu on Riverside Drive North, where he worked primarily in fine art watercolors. Penner was an active member of the American Society of Aviation Artists and the Midwest Watercolor Society, for which he served as president from 1985 – 87. His paintings hang in private and corporate collections throughout the United States, and his work has been exhibited widely across the country, including a show in 1983 at The Phipps.

Randy Penner Revisited features 23 paintings which were anonymously donated to the St. Croix County Historical Society to be used to raise funds for a new public restroom building, aka “the Necessary,” at the Octagon House Museum in Hudson. Throughout the exhibition period, the paintings will be for sale at “buy it now” prices, and a silent auction event will be held on Tuesday, December 2, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Gallery One, David Heberlein

Gallery One, David Heberlein

Opening reception: December 5, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
December 5th - January 11th, 2015

I am instantly seduced by big skies and sweeping vistas. The topography is unfamiliar and exotic — a mesmerizing landscape simultaneously bleak and sympathetic, peaceful and wild.  These remote and sparsely populated regions offer an inviting landscape for contemplation and imagination, and create a kind of melancholy that suits my personality.
 

Gallery Two, Michael A. Shapiro

Gallery Two, Michael A. Shapiro

Opening reception: December 5, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
December 5th - January 11th, 2015

I am curious about people and places. I spend time in cities meeting people and looking at their environment. When I encounter something that raises my heart rate, I make an arrangement in the camera’s viewfinder and push the button. I feel that I see things that other people don’t, so if they look at my photos, they’ll see something they missed.

Gallery Three and The Commons, Toni Dachis

Gallery Three and The Commons, Toni Dachis

Opening reception: December 5, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
December 5th - January 11th, 2015

I believe art is vital to the quality of human life. There is so much destruction around us.  Creating is my way of balancing out what we destroy.

Overlook Gallery, Graham Judd

Overlook Gallery, Graham Judd

Opening reception: December 5, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
December 5th - January 11th, 2015

The life of a child is full of mystery — they explore, discover and invent new things daily. As a parent with a young child, we are forced to remove ourselves from our adult world and become more open and curious to the world around us. However, unlike our children, we are tied down by reality. … This body of work is an exploration of that journey back into childhood through the eyes of an adult and parent.

Atrium Gallery, Guillermo Cuellar

Atrium Gallery, Guillermo Cuellar

Opening reception: December 5, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
December 5th - January 11th, 2015

The Phipps Center for the Arts in partnership with Northern Clay Center presents Guillermo Cuellar

After working, exhibiting and teaching in Venezuela for 25 years, Guillermo Cuellar set up a pottery studio in Shafer, Minnesota, adding kiln space and a showroom to his new home. In 2007 he had his first firing and has since had over 80 firings in a reduction stoneware kiln and in his new salt/soda kiln. In 2010 Cuellar was invited to become a host studio on the St. Croix Valley Pottery Tour. In addition to making pots full time, in the last six years he has exhibited, taught workshops, and juried exhibitions. Cuellar was featured on the TPT series Minnesota Original and participated in the documentary Minnesota Potters, Sharing the Fire, which explores mentorship in Minnesota. He has been the recipient of an ECAC/McKnight Individual Artist grant and two Minnesota State Arts Board Artist Initiative grants, which provided funds for kiln materials and shelves.

Cuellar writes, “At this stage in my life and career as a potter I am working toward a balance of studio, teaching and mentoring. I think good pots are associated with what I see as important priorities in living a good life and a balance to the rough edges of contemporary life. I hope my pots will encourage folks to slow down and cook and share their own delicious food and drink in good company.”

Northern Clay Center (NCC) and The Phipps join forces on a three-year exhibition partnership aimed at increasing the profile of ceramic artists located throughout the lower St. Croix River Valley watershed. This cross-state collaboration features two to three ceramic artists annually in the Atrium Gallery at The Phipps. In addition, featured artists present an artist talk prior to each opening reception and a workshop or demonstration event.

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