07 Aug NPArts Showcase Reception: Kris Gruppe and Darlene Patterson’s “Shifts and Changes in Clay”
From 11:30am - 4:30pm until 4:30pm
At Nickel Plate Arts
107 S. 8th St., Noblesville, IN 46060
Rachael ODell / 317-452-3690, firstname.lastname@example.org
Local artists Kris Gruppe and Darlene Patterson will return to Nickel Plate Arts as veteran showcase artists in their exhibit, "Shifts and Changes in Clay." The title hints at the show's purpose, which is to represent recent changes in both artists' work. Kris, a longtime ceramics artist, has recently begun an exploration of glass and metal work. New pieces include elements like beads and white clay mishima. For Darlene, her work in ceramics continues, but her newest works are experiments in new firing techniques. She recently finished a selection of soda-fired pieces at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts in Gatlinburg, Tennessee. Darlene is currently attempting to recreate this process at home by converting an old electric kiln to a soda/wood-firing kiln, which will allow her to explore new possibilities.
The public is invited to attend a closing reception for "Shifts and Changes in Clay" on Saturday, September 29th from 11:30am - 4:30pm. Mark your calendars to see some of the best glasswork and pottery in Hamilton County!