The ten carved wooden objects are historical solutions to
basic needs in human civilization and different versions of these objects can
found in many early cultures. They were integral necessities for survival and
each held significant importance in their own way. In contrary, objects in
modern culture are cheap, fast, and easily consumed and discarded.
In creating large scale relics of historical significance, I am confronting the viewer to think about the function of objects in the past and how we use objects in the current day. Is our current solution better or worse, and in which ways? With all of today’s distractions and “stuff” I like to look into the past to see where we are heading.
October's show featured artwork from:
Rose Wunderbaum Traines
Greg Stahly received his BA from Goshen College in 2001 and his MFA from Indiana University in 2005.
He produces both vessels and sculptures and is currently an Associate Professor at Central Michigan University where he is the head of the ceramics area.
My current work is the combination of chance, unpredictability and control and its’ relation to the creation of a calculated vessel. The surface is only revealed once it’s ‘printed’ – a process that yields results that cannot be duplicated in any other way.
Completing the surface of the vessel prior to the actual forming is something that is very different from the tradition of the vessel coming first and the surface embellishment second. This reversal of process has enabled me to produce works that deal with flatland as the means for embellishment as well the world of actual vessels.
Reception: Jan. 11 from 5 to 6:30 pm
Sara Alsum Wassenaar
Reception: March 8 from 5 to 6:30 pm
Climate Change Collaborative
Reception: April 5 from 5 to 6:30 pm
Mt. Pleasant Area School Exhibit
Reception: May 10 from 5:30 to 7 pm
Stephen Grewe & Steven Parkhurst
Reception: June 7 from 5 to 6:30 pm
Art Walk Central 2018
Artist Meet & Greet: August 9
Reception: Sept. 6 from 5 to 6:30 pm
Reception: Oct. 4 from 5 to 6:30 pm
Submit name, address, phone number, email address, artist bio, artist statement and a sampling of at least 5, good quality images you are proposing to show, as well as a written proposal of your exhibit.
Submissions should highlight the intended gallery show theme. The theme should be specific and focused, and should not be a representation of an entire portfolio.
Submissions should be sent to Kim Bigard at [email protected] or by mail at
Attn: Gallery Committee
The Morey Family Gallery is approximately 800 sq. feet and is located at Art Reach of Mid Michigan, 111 E Broadway, Mt Pleasant, MI 48858.
2. Art Reach Off-Site Galleries: located at Isabella County Commission on Aging, Veterans Memorial Library, Mid Michigan Health and McLaren-Central Michigan Hospital:
• 2-D work may be exhibited
• Artwork must be available for one calendar year and will be rotated among all four galleries
• Linear wall space at Mid Michigan Health is 30 ft.
• Linear wall space at Isabella County Commission on Aging is 74 ft.
• Linear wall space at Veterans Memorial Library is 38.6 ft.
• Linear wall space at McLaren-Central Michigan Hospital is 30 ft.
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