Orb 44: Happiness

Suzanne Dvorak, paintings and Emily Longbrake, ceramics

Alaska’s landscape inspires March artists

March 1 – April 3 , 2013

Dvorak uses muted edges and layers of color to meld images of snow, water, branches, rolling hills, and open space. “I combine shadows on snow with trees that have web-like branches and trunks reminiscent of dock pilings. My paintings in this show suggest landscape and summarize the intersections of circumstance and place that affect my expression as a painter.”

(image above) Emily Longbrake’s wheelthrown and altered forms are reminiscent of pine cones, seed pods, shells, buoys, nets, webs and husks. “Made of wheel-thrown and altered stoneware, reduction fired to cone 10 with food-safe glazes, these 50 or so pieces are a collection of forms that I created to explore clay’s sculptural possibilities.”

Opening Reception March 1,  5 to 7 pm
Artist’s talk 6 pm – share questions and bring friends!

Demo workshops March 2
11 to 1 pm: Dvorak – acrylic landscape painting techniques
1 to 3 pm: Longbrake – sculptural ceramics methods.