New Season, New Work
Featured Gallery Artists: Daniel Seffinger and Jeanne LaRae
Daniel Seffinger is an accomplished kiln form glass artist. This month he is the featured artist at the Ashland Art Center. He will feature a new series of original Kiln Formed Murrine art glass. Murrine are colored patterns and designs made in the form of a glass cane and are revealed when the cane is cut into cross-sections. Functional (food safe) and sculptural pieces will be displayed. Original Murrini is a time intensive process as this style of glass is evocative of Italian Millaforri glass. Daniel supports the Ashland community and will be donating 30% of the profits from his March sales to nonprofits , Ashland Emergency Food Bank and Ashland at Home which serves seniors, who with a little “neighborly” help can continue to live in their homes if they wish.
Featured artist Jeanne LaRae will exhibit her “Passion” for painting people doing what they themselves are passionate about in their own line of work. Formally trained in painting people and animals, she has continued to pursue this line of work throughout her 40 year career painting Chefs, Musicians, Dancers, Wildlife and Pets alone and with their owners. commissions can be viewed on her website www.jeannelarae.com
Featured Studio Artist: Susanne Petermann
Show: New Works
Susanne is a self-taught collage artist who began seeing herself in the mirror of her collages back in 1995. She feels that collage is an easy entry point into art-making and art practice. Her monthly collage class at the Ashland Art Center has been a popular event for years.
Featured Photographer: John Christer Petersen
John Christer Petersen’s new show, “Sedona Red Rocks” opens for the First Friday Art Walk , March 6, in the Photographer’s Gallery at the Ashland Art Center, and continues through the end of April.
John is a local fine art photographer who is always looking for the ‘finger prints of God.’ In 2019 he was fortunate to visit Sedona, Arizona and fell in love with the mystical red rocks surrounding the city.
All three pieces will be processed by White Wall in Germany being printed on Ultra HD print under Acrylic Glass and finished with a wood floater frame.
Sedona is in northern Arizona and part of the Sonoran Desert. The reddish-orange sandstone apparently was deposited during the permian period greater than 250 million years ago. John was able to visit the area after a reunion in Phoenix, however the weather was not cooperative and he was not blessed with much time for photography. However the Thunder Mountain Trail was near his hotel and is a popular hike about 3 miles long and was easily accessible.
The red sandstone formations surround Sedona and changes color tones depending on the time of day and the weather. He sensed a spiritual connection to this area and certainly considered their beauty to be the ‘finger prints of God.’