NPArts Showcase Reception: Kris Gruppe and Darlene Patterson’s “Shifts and Changes in Clay”

NPArts Showcase Reception: Kris Gruppe and Darlene Patterson’s “Shifts and Changes in Clay”

Sep292018

107 S. 8th St., Noblesville, IN 46060

From time TBD

At Nickel Plate Arts

107 S. 8th St., Noblesville, IN 46060

Free

Rachael O’Dell / 317-452-3690, rodell@nickelplatearts.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 at a time to-be-determined. Mark your calendars to see some of the best glasswork and pottery in Hamilton County!

Casey Kenley
casey@caseykenley.com