December Art Exhibits- Hinds Gallery: Barb Gallaher & Darlys Vande Voort (Dar)
Barb Gallaher received her BFA, majoring in Jewelry and Silversmithing, from the University of Kansas in 1979. She incorporates materials in combinations of gold, silver, copper, and various precious gemstones, utilizing many silversmith techniques into the creation of her jewelry, such as forging, repousse, chasing, and casting. Gallaher’s work varies in style of Modern, Art Nouveau and Organic in Nature. “I am always striving for balance in my designs, and it is important to me that I magnify God in the work I do, for which He truly gave me the gift of design.”
Darlys Vande Voort (Dar)
Darlys Vande Voort (Dar) is originally from Pella, Iowa and has been in the area for 20 years. She works from her home studio in Council Bluffs, IA, and from Studio #215 at the Hot Shops Art Center in Omaha. She is also a member of the Artist’s Cooperative Gallery in the Omaha’s Old Market. Dar has always been involved in the arts by teaching private lessons, group workshops, in schools, and in art therapy classes for special needs clientele. She enjoys participating in public art projects, and has several large sculptures displayed across the country. VandeVoort specializes in portraiture, and periodically incorporates puzzle pieces into her work.
Bristol Gallery: Kathryn Schroeder
Kathryn Schroeder is a ceramic artist and teacher who creates pottery designed to bring joy, reflection, and ingenuity to daily routines and domestic spaces. She is currently enrolled in the MN NICE program at the Northern Clay Center and earned a BFA from The New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University. She was born and raised in Omaha, NE and grew up in the heartland, valuing things smartly made by hand.
“I overlay functional forms with surfaces designed to symbolize our changing social landscape. The interaction of different color clays, glazes, and terra sigilatta is critical to the tone of my work. Terra sigilatta harkens back to limited technology that makes clever use of simple, available materials. I repurpose the trimmings of different clay bodies into terra sigilatta, just as a quilter repurposes family fabrics into a new quilt. Overlapping these, using resists, creates shapes with sharp edges that have tension, and shows the layers of clays dissolving into glazes demonstrating release. I hope that my work will remind people to open up and reflect about what is happening around us, as good pottery always speaks about people and place.”
Please join us for an Artists’ reception for the December Gallery Shows will be FRIDAY, December 9th, from 5-7 p.m.