Last Saturday, 22 October 2011, we entered into the gallery's last season of the year, the Holidays Season. We had our meeting in the morning, after which new works were brought in and put on display. Many pieces bearing the beautiful colors of autumn still grace the gallery and are waiting for your visit. Naturally, quite a few pieces caught my attention and I lingered at each one, admiring the details. Take a look at Judy Lotspeich's rather lovely watercolor titled Autumn Leaves.
Last summer, clay artist Elaine Towne Lane took a lot of time in the painstaking process of glazing her detailed red-clay pots, which she'd handbuilt. The years she spent living in different countries and continents greatly influence the work she does today. The colors of the deserts, the trade beads prized by many African cultures, not to mention the textures and shapes found in the flora and fauna of exotic places, all contribute to what you see today in her corner at our gallery. Take a look at one of the results of her summer work (below): detailed glazing was done on each spot so that the deep red of the clay --purposefully left unglazed in many areas-- and the glossy glazed surfaces provide a contrast to each other. The whole piece seems to be teeming with life!
In case you haven't heard, we're hosting our Holidays Season 2011 reception on Saturday and Sunday, 19 and 20 November. Our hours are 11am-5pm. We look forward to showing you our new works. See you soon!