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Atrium Gallery, Joe Samuelson

Atrium Gallery, Joe Samuelson

Reception: May 2, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m., with a talk by the artist at 6 p.m.
April 18th - May 23rd, 2014

Northern Clay Center 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 will feature two to three ceramic artists annually in the Atrium Gallery.  In addition, featured artists will present an artist talk prior to each opening reception and a workshop or demonstration event. 

Joe Samuelson is the fourth artist to participate in this partnership.  In 1981, after graduating with an MFA in ceramics from the University of Minnesota, Samuelson established his studio in Stillwater, painting and making pots.  He taught art at Stillwater High School, retiring in 2008.

Samuelson's pots are simple forms, some are wheel-thrown and some are hand-built.  The wood ash, slips, and glazes that interact with the clay produce a variety of surfaces and colors.  The pots are meant to appeal to the tactile sense, and are intended to be subtle with no attempt to hide how they were formed. 

Samuelson's functional pots are fired in a wood kiln and have subtle surfaces produced by the interaction of the flame and the pots.  All of the pots are dishwasher and oven safe.

Gallery One, Petyon Scott Russell

Gallery One, Petyon Scott Russell

Reception: May 2, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
April 18th - May 23rd, 2014

"Graffiti Art is finally making the shift in the minds of the general public as a serious fine art ... Graffiti is a fascinating contemporary language that aids in building personal identity and how that identity fits in a social climate.  It also challenges our views of society and the way we communicate and interact by helping us see our environment with new perspectives full of possibilities for connecting and telling stories."

Gallery Two, Jacob Zeiher

Gallery Two, Jacob Zeiher

Reception: May 2, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
April 18th - May 23rd, 2014

"My current research incorporates abstract ceramic figures as a metphor to explore current societal issues.  I use the figure as a departure point to explore many issues that stem from the same story ... And although I may attempt to predict the outcome of each piece, the work inevitably takes on a life of its own and even I may be surprised by the outcome, like I would be surprised by a day that takes an unexpected turn."

 

Gallery Two, Jon Reischl

Gallery Two, Jon Reischl

Reception: May 2, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
April 18th - May 23rd, 2014

"Through a method of compilation, regression and refinement, I mimic in technique, and attempt to capture aesthetically, the cognitibe process of human memory ... What start out as distinct images, signifying moments, ideas, and all manner of empirical data, transform into something infinitely more complicated when compounded and considered together."

 

Gallery Three, Michael Schmidt

Gallery Three, Michael Schmidt

Reception: May 2, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
April 18th - May 23rd, 2014

"Inspiration for my painting comes from the urban landscape and the often-overlooked, mundane objects that surround us.  The subject matter is only a starting point for my exploration of color, texture and composition.  Pur pigment and melted wax are applied to canvas.  The painting is then melted, blurred and dissolved, resulting in a new and often unexpected final image."

 

Overlook Gallery, Brenda Litman

Overlook Gallery, Brenda Litman

Reception: May 2, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
April 18th - May 23rd, 2014

"Many of my works are abstract reflections on the forces of nature which surround our journey through life.  Nature communicates with us daily.  Standing on the banks of the Mississippi or the rocky shores of Lake Superior, at one moment you may enjoy the glistening ripples.  At another moment you may feel the raw force of the waves."

 

The Commons, David Strom

The Commons, David Strom

Reception: May 2, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
April 18th - May 23rd, 2014

"This common shape - triangle over a rectangle - is the source of my current work ... It is my hope that after seeing my paintings and drawings, people will become aware of this universal shape that sits humbly on our landscare just as it does in other parts of the world.  Often we overlook what is right in front of us."

 

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