Eric Wilder, drawings, and Cliff Glover, ceramics.
Opening reception Saturday, October 6, 2018, 5 to 7 pm. Exhibit thru Sunday, November 11, 2018.
About Cliff Glover:
Cliff Glover uses stoneware and porcelain clays, prefers semi-matt and earth tone glazes, and fires in a gas kiln. For the most part, each piece is individually thrown on a potter’s wheel. His pottery is for everyday use — mugs, bowls, teapots, pitchers, etc. — the usual suspects. He also make vessels for the Japanese tea ceremony such as chawans (tea bowls) and mizusashis (water containers).
“If someone asks me why I still make pots, I’m not sure I could come up with an honest answer: it’s just what I do,” says Cliff Glover, talking about the pottery he creates at his studio/gallery in Albion. Glover does not see himself as doing “something special” but rather as a person who has worked very hard on his craft for decades, putting in the over 10,000 hours Malcolm Gladwell calls “deliberate practice” that is required to be skillful in any field.
About Eric Wilder:
A member of the Kashia Band of Pomo Indians, Wilder grew up on the Kashia Reservation, the grandson of Essie Parrish, the last spiritual doctor of the Kashia, from whom he learned traditional teachings as well as songs, dances, and crafts. Though he was interested in art from an early age, he says he “finally got a break” into a professional art career when he entered a comic book store’s drawing contest and won. With that impetus, Wilder began creating graphic art for software companies and developing games for Lucas Art and MTV. His career in gaming drew on his abilities as an animator, character designer, storyboard artist, and concept artist in developing games like Stars Wars Phantom Menace and Celebrity Death Match. With this exhibit, Wilder will introduce viewers to his most recent works of art.
Opening reception Friday, October 5, 2018, 5 to 7 pm. Exhibit thru Tuesday, November 14, 2018.
Burnett Gallery and Elaine Jacob Foyer. Free
Each year Pacific Piecemakers Quilt Guild members are “challenged” to create a quilt that fits certain parameters.
For 2018 the theme is “Journeys” and although no specific style nor size was required, each quilt must include a specified piece of blue Scrollscape Indigo fabric. Members were challenged to think about a journey (metaphorically, emotionally, physically, or …?) and to stitch and/or quilt their own interpretation in fabric in one, two or three dimensions.