The "Reconfigure" workshop will be Friday, August 29 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. It is free and open to the public. Whittier's goal for the workshop is to involve the public actively with her art—to create a work in clay that has been formed by the community. The foundation for the workshop will begin with a landscape created from clay at Whittier's opening reception Friday, August 1 from 5pm – 8pm. The piece will be on display until the workshop Friday, August 29 at which time it will be re-installed. Whittier will begin the workshop with a presentation about her work and process. She will also discuss and introduce the public participatory landscape piece. After the workshop the piece will remain in the gallery for continued interaction with the public until the close of the exhibition on September 27.
Say "sayonara" to summer with us! We'll have sushi-making demonstrations by a Dozo Sushi Grill Lounge chef during our First Friday reception on Aug. 1, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. The event and museum admission are free and open to the public.
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Casey Whittier, an installation and ceramic artist presents "The Need for Fertile Ground" at the LUX on Friday, August 6 from 5-8pm. Whittier casts natural objects, primarily flowers, in porcelain. These delicate ceramic objects are then installed onto the walls and other gallery surfaces. This show will be on view in our Folsom Gallery through Sept. 27.
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'Birds of Prey' - Paintings by Richard Markoff; and Metal Sculpture by Toney Redman
'Words Unspoken' - Paintings by Jude Martindale; and Oil Paintings on Birch Panels by Tim Frisch
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This touring exhibition organized by Plains Art Museum in Fargo, North Dakota features mixed media works on paper and oil paintings by artist T. L. Solien. Known for cartoon-like and surreal imagery with references to art and cultural history, Solien explores his life, mind, and emotional states as modern man, artist, husband, and father.
In this exhibition Solien extends the reach of the Melville novel, Moby-Dick, transmuting its figures and themes into a meditation on American restlessness and on the major American historical narrative of the settling of the West. He moves the themes of the novel from their basis in adventures on the high seas and Massachusetts whaling towns to the American West.
T. L. Solien: Toward the Setting Sun, is the first major exhibition of this dazzling new body of work, presenting works on paper and large paintings. The exhibition will be accompanied by a 140-page catalog produced by the Plains Art Museum.
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