Homewood Studios Event Calendar
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Friday, December 1 - Wednesday, December 13, 2017
JOHN KANTAR: Pots, Cairns, and other Markers
Our good friend, the wonderful potter John Kantar, has scheduled another show, his fourth we believe, in our gallery. In the early planning for this show John writes:
I have always tried to share the idea that handmade pots can serve as a conduit for communication between the maker and the user. When the potter handles that magical material, clay, in a personal way, and then after the pottery is transformed and made permanent in extreme heat it carries the the touch of the potter directly to the touch of the user. The form, surface color and texture, the weight and balance, and the overall feel makes the material itself an equal partner in this anonymous communication. This can reinforce our connection to the the world around us in simple and quiet ways.
Pots have served as one of the markers in my life. In thinking about markers I began writing down a few ideas based on individual words that have been markers and that continue to challenge and teach me. The resulting writings and drawings developed organically into my little book, Cairns, which will be introduced as part of this show.
I hope the pots in this show will be well used, and that the drawings and words will also be useful in peoples' lives.
Opening Reception - Sunday, December 3rd from 2pm to 5pm
Gallery Talk - Tuesday, December 5th beginning at 7pm
Closing Event Wednesday, December 13th from 4pm to 7pm
Friday, January 12 - Saturday, January 20, 2018
MARIA JOHNSON: Memories (paintings)
Maria Johnson is new to our gallery. She has dreamed since childhood about having her paintings in a gallery show, especially in the neighborhood she grew up in. Now that dream is becoming a reality.
We find her work celebrating African-American life refreshing and candid, exuberant and colorful.
About her work, Maria writes: I have been drawing since I was a little girl; art is truly my first love. I have fond memories of sitting on my front steps, as a young girl on Queen Avenue, drawing the very people I am still drawing today. I didn’t realize at the time that I was creating memories that would one day become beautiful pieces of art. It is important for me to ensure every piece I draw comes alive and tells a story, from roller skating with my friends, to attending church with my elderly neighbor, Ms. Rosetta. My Memories collection will have something everyone can relate to.
Opening Reception - Saturday, January 13th from 5pm to 8pm
Thursday, February 1 - Wednesday, February 28, 2018
BILL JETER: Black History Month II
AS he did with last year's BHM show, we expect Bill to come up with challenging and engaging work and ancillary content.
Details and further information coming anon.
Tuesday, May 1 - Wednesday, May 30, 2018
Peyton Scott Russell - Graffiti: The Art of Creative Lettering
New work exploring Mixed Media, Gold Leaf, Collage, Aerosol, on paper.
Another life-long Northsider, committed to using art to make a difference in his community, Peyton Scott Russell, as far back as his days at North Community High School, was mesmerized by the graphic qualities of lettering. He was among the early experimenters with graffiti writing, eventually founding Juxtaposition Arts with two of his college friends, and more recently SPRAYFINGER, a program for kids focusing on the advancement and development of graffiti art and its aesthetics as an educational program.
Throughout these years of working intensely with young people, Peyton has continued to grow and develop as a premier graffiti artist as well. His new work veritably jumps off the wall at you. Please plan to come by the show and be amazed.
Opening Reception - Friday, May 4th from 6pm to 9pm
Gallery Talk - Saturday, May 12th from 3pm to 4pm
Closing Reception - Friday, May 18th from 6pm to 9pm
Monday, June 4 - Saturday, June 23, 2018
DAN TRAN: New Work
A gentleman, Dan Tran, newly retired and pleased with how his life has worked out, came into our gallery recently and allowed he had been painting since retiring and wondered about a show. We looked at his work and said, "Yes. we'd like to show your work.
More information about event dates during the show, Dan's statement about his work, &c. anon.
Sunday, July 8 - Saturday, July 21, 2018
DAVID EKDAHL: New Work
Longtime friend of Homewood Studios, David Ekdahl, well-known and well-loved for his unique found wood carvings and assemblages, offers another show of his work in our gallery.
Details concerning show events anon...
Tuesday, November 6 - Saturday, December 1, 2018
NANCY STALNAKER BUNDY: Range of Colors
Nancy Bundy is a photographer who has been a regular fan of Homewood Studios exhibits for quite some time. Now she is going to have her own show in our gallery.
The photography exhibition, Range of Color, focuses on the Iron Range in Minnesota. It includes architectural remnants and artifacts from former mines as well as their surrounding landscapes. This series of images explores the feeling of collision between past and present on the Range: a tension between the way it was during the mining era and the way it exists today. Surrounded with history, the colorful images portray the visual beauty left behind.
About her connection to the Iron Range, Nancy writes: I am intrigued with a “sense of place” – recently with the iron range where I lived and currently own a small cabin. The mixtures of colors found on the iron range draw me towards this landscape for the aesthetic and symbolic references.
Opening Reception – Thursday, October 4th from 6pm to 9pm
Gallery Talk – Tuesday, October 16 beginning at 7pm