The exhibit by the Inland Northwest Woodturners shows a wide diversity of techniques and styles. All pieces are made by shaping wood spinning on a lathe. The display will include utilitarian items with clean simple lines, pieces made from highly figured hardwoods, segmented vessels with intricate geometric patterns and pieces turned from a burl resulting in organic shapes with piercings and bark remnants. All pieces are handsomely finished to accentuate the grain, color and shading of the wood.
Lost Light by Dan Miller From his eyes, and through the lens, let Dan Miller take you to the places of "Lost Light" in Cuba, Mesa Verde National Park, ghost towns and the urban Northwest. Come experience the emotional connection Dan has developed with every image in his collection. Meet the artist at the First Friday reception, September 4th from 5-10pm. 203 N Washington, Downtown Spokane.
I've always been fascinated by derelict buildings and ghost towns. Shooting the Bodie ghost town in California, historic cemeteries and ramshackle buildings in urban centers throughout the Northwest.
In May 2011 I had the honor of being selected for the artist in residence program at Mesa Verde National Park. In February of 2015 I travelled to Havana and Trinidad Cuba to photograph the rich culture, architecture and people before Cuba becomes officially open. I have been taking pictures since I was nine. I've been a commercial photographer and co-taught field, studio and darkroom workshops.
Of Monsters and Myths
Come meet Linda Garratt at our First Friday reception on
August 7th, from 5:00-9:00pm.
Pottery Place Plus 203 N. Washington (adjacent to Aunties Books).
Call 509-327-6920 for further information.
Linda, a longtime member of the shop, says of her work: "Stories of other times and places, myth and legend have always fascinated me. For this show I have embraced theses stories; creating free standing sculptures, wall pieces of winged dragons, mere people and other creatures of my imagination.
I use slabs of clay to build my pieces starting from the bottom, and working up. They are hollow inside, so I work by keeping the clay moist and soft enough to continue building upward, while letting the piece harden enough to hold up the weight of the work. I studied under Bill Sage at Eastern Washington University and graduated with a B.A. in Art. I became a member of the Pottery Place Plus in August of 1979."
"I Dream in Color"
Anthony Gallaher, a long time member of the cooperative, is known for his beautiful sculptural jewelry, "Fired Elements". He has been exploring mixed media two dimensional painting in his new body of work "Fresco Elements". The Pottery Place Plus is honored to present his new works. Please come and meet Anthony at his reception, Friday July 3rd from 5:00-9:00pm.
Anthony says about his work: "My inspiration comes from history, nature and a real desire to appeal to the viewer by sharing my heart and soul with a surge of colors, movement and textures. I believe that art lives in the heart and soul of an artist, and there are as yet undiscovered avenues by which to express the labyrinth of creativity hidden within. I am color-blind and can only imagine the hues of green and red, peach, yellow and gray. I hope that what I can see with my heart will be pleasing to those who can enjoy the colors and personality of my work."