Monthly Archives: February 2014

The Second show of 2014

Crowds weren’t stopped by the sprinkles & chill.  Evan Burnette (fused glass0 & Jenny Gray (oil paintings) in the Main Gallery and in the Feature Area: “The Heart of the Matter.  A group show of heart themes.

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Jenny Gray & Evan Burnette                                              Jenny & Evan

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Evan                                                                         Kindra Crick & Dan Pillers

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Janet Julian & Stephanie Brockway                                                   Main Gallery

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Feature Area                                                              Tabor in the Hart Show

Kim Murton & Cathie Joy Young

February 27-March 25

"Stalwart Woman with Pointy Hair" ceramic

“Stalwart Woman with Pointy Hair” ceramic

Kim Murton is a ceramic artist working with low-fire terra cotta clay and colored slips.  Her colorful, cartoon-like pieces are influenced from pre-Columbian and Mexican pottery, mixed with training and work history in animation and a love of comics.  She is currently working on larger pieces, figurative busts and animals. To quote Kim, “Larger pieces require a leap of faith. Shrinkage, cracking, collapsing are all concerns when building large. Then there is the change of scale requiring a twist of the mind from small to big. I have six-legged cats and a four-legged woman. I like the stability of more legs and the humor of it not being quite right. But she also likes to work smaller. She explains that it enables her to experiment with different ideas and as a result a nature theme has emerged in the form of branches and leaves.  “All of my pieces are hand built using a groggy Terra Cotta clay body. I paint with colored slip and underglaze and finish with a clear glaze fire. Mostly I use slab construction finished off with coil shaping.”

"Per Servir"  acrylic on wood panel

“Per Servir”  acrylic on wood panel

Cathie Joy Young works in acrylic on wood panels. Her work is figurative with an abstract sensibility.  “This body of work is different for me in that the majority of it was painted between Nov. 1st , 2013 and the opening of this show.  It is the most work I have ever made within the shortest deadline frame I have ever been under, and in some ways it is striking me as the most personal. I work intuitively and on multiple pieces at a time.  My paintings reflect the activity in my mind and my daily life. This body of work contains thoughts and feelings from my past, some present day joy and pain, some future dreams, and my obsession with history and stories.”

Jeana Edelman

Jeana Edelman, February 27-March 23

Enamel on metal

Enamel on metal

"Lady Launch" charcoal & graphite on wood panel

“Lady Launch” charcoal & graphite on wood panel


Jeana Edelman will be presenting two different bodies of work: charcoal/graphite on wood and enamels on metal.  A common imagery runs through both mediums: figures and portraits. Both bodies of work shown come from the same source: figures with character arising out of the materials process.  The wood pictures are on birch plywood, intoning a responsiveness to nature. Through the wood the figures have a breathing life in them.  About the enamels Jeana says, “When I saw the colors available through vitreous enamel I knew it was something I had to explore. One is able to continue adding color in layers and re-firing, so in this way it is much like painting in oil or acrylic. The enamel portraits are a merging of old and new – historic image and dramatic, graphic modernism.”  No matter the materials, the message in her pictures is always the same: “as human animals we travel through the world, alone and together, bumping into one another, finding places to be, fitting in, being left out.”