“The Printed Image”
“Annual Ceramics Invitational”
MARCH 17 – APRIL 30, 2012
“The Printed Image” includes work by Liza Jones who is know for her skillful etchings and drypoints of landscape, figurative and animal subjects. Natural scenes also inspire etchings by Marsha Mello and Michael DiBitetto. Bill Schlegel’s psychologically charged monotypes combine unique collage elements and Marcy Baker’s botanical inspired designs also fuse monotype and collage. Arleigh Wood and Julia Gardner both utilize photographic imagery to create mixed media compositions. Two new artists complete the show, Sarah Lippold who uses monoprinting to evoke subtleties of the landscape and Paul Gentry who’s detailed wood engravings capture both natural and urban scenes.
This years Ceramics Invitational includes Jan Rentenaar’s sculptures inspired by folklore and legends from around the world as well as the popular sculptures of Robin & John Gumaelius who incorporate welded steel into their imaginative figurative and bird forms. New artist Eric Boos will be introduced with his playful biomorphic vessels dubbed “Almost Edible”. Cindy Searles creates functional wares with flora and fauna motifs while gallery artists Larry Halvorsen and Karl Yost both create sculptural vessels and ceramic wall relief pieces.