September at Ashland Art Works
Join us for a First Friday reception for our Featured Artists
Bonnie Morgan and Michael Gibson
In addition, Michael will be showing us his skills at
figurative drawing for our
Second Saturday Artist Demonstration Day
September 3rd – Featured Artists
First Friday Reception
The time is a bit in limbo due to the current situation,
but we are anticipating 5:00 to 7:00pm
September 11th- Second Saturday Demonstrations
12:00 to 2:00 – Michael Gibson: Figurative Drawing
Our Featured Artists:
Bonnie Morgan –
Say what? …saggar?
I am delighted to feature my saggar fired vessels this month. The richly varied and fire marked surface is unpredictable, out of my control, and for me speaks to the events of this past year. So, what is a saggar? Traditionally a saggar is made of clay and used to enclose or protect whatever is fired inside. In this case I am doing the opposite, I am filling the saggar (a crumbled piece of foil) with wood chips, corn husks, copper wire, and salt, enclosing the vessel in materials that will influence the surface as the piece is transformed by fire. Each piece records an irreplaceable event emerging from the firing.
Michael Gibson –
I am intrigued with the compulsion to create. One act leads to another.
I have been experimenting with oils on OSB board (oriented strand board). The lamination lends itself to subliminal cubistic effects. I am also working on a larger scale than with a traditional canvas, to incorporate vast landscape effects.
Currently Ashland Art Works is requiring
all visitors to participate in mask wearing.