July 2015

The Language of Flowers

Our summer exhibition, The Language of Flowers, features new works with a focus on flowers by Duy Huynh, Judy Klich, Vicki Sawyer and Mary Alayne Thomas.  The artists explore the traditional meanings of flowers, reinvent them to fit within their own stories, explore their relationship with other elements or simply honor them for their beauty. The exhibition opens… Read more »

Featured Potter: Barbara Chadwick

Our featured potter for July is Barbara Chadwick, who creates one-of-a-kind porcelain forms. Her pieces often incorporate highly decorative surfaces inspired by nature, graphic design and an ongoing fascination with textiles. How did you get started in clay? I was introduced to clay in high school by the most wonderful teacher, Jane Boswell. I fell… Read more »

The Jeweler’s Bench: Rebecca Maillette

Rebecca Maillette creates rustic jewelry in a peaceful home studio nestled in a 10-acre forest in Bay City, Michigan. She works with sterling silver, different types of turquoise, and other natural stones to make her art. She enjoys the evolution of each piece of jewelry; hand picking each stone, allowing it to speak to the… Read more »

Artist Spotlight: Janet Eskridge

Janet Eskridge studied early childhood education at St. Andrews College in NC. Her first (and only) teaching job was in a rural elementary school next to a cotton field, her first-graders coming from homes with dirt floors and no indoor plumbing. She loved watching her students discover the joy of making a colorful masterpiece and… Read more »