2 + 2 Potters’ Invitational

May “First Friday” – Friday, May 6, 2011, 5pm – 9pm.
featuring Joe Christensen, Jude Ryan Reiling + Kirk Freeman, Zac Spates
This annual event always delights the ceramics community. Resident artists Joe Christensen and Jude Ryan Reiling bring new work forward each year specifically for the show. Joe’s soda-fired vessels continue to surprise, delight and amaze admirers because of their scale, detailed carving and serene palette. Jude is expanding her figurative “farm” series that evoke vivid memories of past times and relationships. Their guests, Kirk Freeman and Zac Spates are both functional potters from the area. Kirk is a favorite gallery artist who is known for his warm ash glazes in earthy, rich hues. Zac is an “up and coming” artist who is developing a reputation for his lovely wood fired pieces.

Come to enjoy exceptional art, great conversation, refreshments and music.
May 6th – May 30th

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The 2011 artOPENer – The St. Croix Valley Studio Tour – Saturday, April 30th and Sunday, May 1st, 10 – 5 each day.
The St. Croix Valley is rich with artisitic talent and home to many quaint artist studios. It provides a wonderful and rate opportunity to visit the artist you love in the place where inspiration begins. There are 8 studios on the tour with approximately 20 artists displaying their work. Each has its own unique charm. There will be glassblowing demonstrations and pottery throwing at many of the locations. The artOPENer Tour is open to the public, so bring friends and family to enjoy this fun filled event. Go to www.artopener.com for more information. SEASONS on St. Croix Gallery will be featuring artists in the Christensen/Reiling Clay Studio and the Maras Glass Studio.

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Saturday, April 9, 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. – SEASONS on St. Croix Gallery will be hosting Turningpoint’s POTTERY For Prevention.
This semi-formal event raises funds to benefit the prevention of child abuse in Pierce and St. Croix Counties. A silent auction of wonderful pottery from the area will be accompanied by food, refreshments and music. Come and celebrate the work of this outstanding organization.