Atrium Gallery: Earth and Water – Ceramic Art in the St. Croix Valley Presents Lisa Buck
(In partnership with Northern Clay Center)
Lisa Buck is a studio potter and art educator who has lived in the St. Croix River Valley for over 30 years. After studying ceramics at the University of Wisconsin in LaCrosse she worked for the potters Warren MacKenzie, Wayne Branum and Mark Pharis in their kitchen store and gallery, Food Tools. It was that moment in time that her world expanded to see the possibility of creating a life of making pots.
Buck’s further studies in ceramics include the likes of Watershed, Haystack, University of MN, grant-supported travel and study in LaBourne, France, as well as living and teaching in Morocco. Her work has been included in the New American iPottery, Ceramics Monthly, Studio Potter and a number of the Lark Books 500 Series, including the Best of 500 Ceramics.
Buck’s generous earthenware forms move from oven to table with ease and reflect her interest in historic kitchen pots, textiles, nature and the beauty of the handmade object in day to day life. Her work is fired in an electric kiln.
Buck writes, “I grew up in a household that valued working with your hands; ‘creating something out of nothing’, my mother would say, and I find great pleasure in the routine, rhythm and physical work of making pots. For me, it is the perfect marriage between idea and action. Working from the long tradition of studio and folk potters, I passionately pursue the good individual pot that comes from working in a series of related forms over time.”
WORKSHOP / DEMONSTRATION EVENT
Join us Saturday, January 14, from 1:00 – 5:00 p.m. for a FREE Workshop and Demonstration Event featuring Earth and Water artists Lisa Buck, Nick Earl and Mark Lusardi.
Riverview Gallery: “Medicine Men” by John L. Doyle
This portfolio of 10 five-color, hand-printed, stone lithographs is a visual interpretation of mankind’s many faceted medicine Men. To produce this series of work, artist John L. Doyle (1939-2010) spent two years researching in the field, in museums, and in libraries. This ethnological and anthropological study translates into images of remarkable historical and cultural accuracy.
Doyle received his Bachelors Degree at the Art Institute of Chicago and his Masters Degree at Northern Illinois, University. He is the recipient of 32 awards, and is currently represented in “Who’s Who in American Art”. Doyle’s work has been featured in 58 national exhibitions and 29 national and international group exhibitions in places such as: The Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine, Harvard University; Cleveland Clinic, Ohio; Museum of Native American Cultures, Washington; The Library of Congress, Washington, DC; and Stanford University.
This portfolio is from the collection of Hudson Hospital & Clinic and was generously donated by Edward W. and Dorothy P. Zeller.
Gallery One: Luke Aleckson, Minneapolis, MN
“The future used to be exciting, before we became accustomed to exponential advances in everything. Like floating astronauts, we are going 1000 mph but are bored/boring.”
Gallery Two: Amy Sands, Golden Valley, MN
“I am interested in the interaction of color, space and memory — both from a perspective of the artist’s process as well as from the viewer’s active interaction with a finished piece. My art originates in my interest of the day-to-day experiences influenced by color, pattern and space, and how this is recorded in memory.”
Gallery Two: Michael Rosenfeld, St. Paul, MN
Gallery Three: Anna Carlson, Minneapolis, MN
“The process of printmaking creates layers of text that resemble a densely woven pattern beyond readability. This textural pattern refers to the millions of memory fragments that are stored in cupboards and boxes in
Overlook Gallery: Jonathon Engelien, Little Canada, MN
“In Central Wisconsin, I grew up in an area straddling a post-industrial world and seemingly untamed wilderness. The harsh winters of the Upper Midwest, the liturgical display of seasons, and the economic and social decay of the region foster my interest in survivalism and post-apocalyptic imagery.”