The Artists Gallery is pleased to announce that featured artists for November 2007 are are well-known watercolor painter Lyle Peters and ceramic artist Jeff Shawhan. Their exhibit is named "Fire and Water".
Jeffrey Shawhan is currently an Associated Professor of Art at Concordia University in Meqoun Wisconsin. His new works focus on the ceramic process known as Raku. Raku is a 16th century firing process which requires the works to be removed from the kiln at 1850 degrees. The works are then placed in combustible materials like paper or sawdust. The reaction the glaze has with the carbon-rich atmosphere is what causes the lustrous metallic colors and crackle patterns characteristic of Raku. Jeff’s new works incorporate mission style patterns on large vessel and platters.
The watercolors which Lyle Peters produced for this exhibit were inspired by time spent on the lakeshore in both Wisconsin and Michigan. A retired Racine art teacher, Lyle has been painting mostly watercolors for the past ten years. He is currently president of the Wisconsin Watercolor Society and was one of the original founders of the Artists Gallery where this show is held.
The public is invited to the exhibition reception on Friday, November 2nd, 2007 from 5-9 pm.
The Artists Gallery is a cooperative business venture of 30 local & regional artists and Racine’s only “artist owned” gallery. The Artists Gallery is located at 312 Sixth Street. Business hours are 11 AM to 5 PM Thursday through Saturday and 1 to 4 PM on Sunday. Additional hours will be available as the holidays approach, and special hours are available by appointment. For more information, call 262/635-9332 or go to www.artistsgallery.org
October 28, 2007
Lyle Peters, Jeff Shawhan feature at Artists Gallery
Our friends at the Artists Gallery sent over this announcement for November's featured artists. Please support the local arts scene!
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