October 5 – November 10, 2019
Opening reception Saturday, October 5 , 5-7 pm / Music by Seasmoke
Gallery hours: Thursday – Saturday 10-5 / Sunday 1-5 / and, with pleasure, by appointment
A Community of Potters
Invited New England Artists
Chris Archer / Sarah Burns / Tim Christensen / Lynn Duryea / David Ernster / Paul Heroux / Abby Huntoon / Al Jaeger / Laurel MacDuffie / Maureen Mills / Boyan Moskov / David Orser / Karen Orsillo / Lincoln Perry / Stephen Procter / Michael Stasiuk / Jenny Swanson / Sharon Townshend / Don Williams / Erica Wurtz / Stephen Zoldak
From functional to sculptural, twenty accomplished ceramic artists will be showcased in this Contemporary Ceramics Exhibition. Working with techniques as varied as sgraffito, slip trailing, and combining clay with found objects, these New England artists represent the vibrant, contemporary ceramics being created today.
Julee Holcombe’s path as a photographer has not been a linear one. While she was an undergraduate at the University of New Mexico, her first interests were jewelry design and environmental science. It was not until second semester of her sophomore year that she took a photography class. As she explains “I think what caught me was the narrative quality of photography, that you can fabricate a story through a shot and you can be very inventive”. Holcombe went on to get her MFA at the Maryland Institute College of Art: Baltimore Maryland in Photography and Digital Imaging. Holcombe is now an assistant professor of art and art history and teaches at the University of New Hampshire. Holcombe’s layered images encourage the viewer to stop and contemplate – there is much to discover after that first glance.
Courtney Sanborn pushes the boundaries of the centuries old art of hand embroidery. Sanborn’s colorful narratives are often described as being a mix of both personal and historical imagery. Her stories are told by incorporating figures, plants, small monsters, insects and animals into her depictions. As described by the artist herself, “play is balanced by the presence of a darker more serious reality. It is from this duality that these narratives unfold.” Sanborn brings a fresh, modern perspective to the art of embroidery.
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