Friday, June 13, 2014

Community Arts Center in Hancock to host exhibit by two ceramic artists

HANCOCK, MI – The Copper Country Community Arts Center is pleased to present an exhibition of recent work by ceramic artists, Kenyon Hansen and Lindsey Heiden in the Kerredge Gallery now through July 5, 2014.

Colorful sculpture by Lindsey Heiden, left, and pottery by Kenyon Hansen, right, will be featured in the new exhibit at the Copper Country Community Arts Center in Hancock through July 5, 2014. (Photo courtesy Copper Country Community Arts Center)

An opening reception will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. TONIGHT, Friday, June 13, at the Community Arts Center. The artists will give a brief gallery talk and refreshments will be served.

Kenyon Hansen grew up in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. He earned his BFA in 2005 from Finlandia University. He has been an artist-in-residence at Watershed Center for the Ceramics Arts, and the Archie Bray Foundation, where he was awarded the Lincoln Fellowship. In 2013, he was selected as an Emerging Artist by Ceramics Monthly. Kenyon currently resides in Hancock, where he is a full time potter and adjunct instructor at Finlandia University.

Lindsey Heiden earned a B.F.A. in painting from Western Illinois University in 2007.

After graduating, she was a resident artist at Center Street Clay and traveled to Taiwan to participate in building an anagama kiln. She currently lives and makes her art in Hancock.

Together the two artists’ works demonstrate the richness and variation of the medium as well as the sensitive approach they take to their art. Kenyon creates elegant, functional pottery with softly hued glazes, fired in a soda kiln that he built. Lindsey creates whimsical animal-shaped jars and masks that are hand-built, heavily decorated with incised pattern and glazed in bright colors. Because their work is vastly different from each other’s the exhibition is an interesting display of color and texture, subtlety and wild curiosity.

The Community Arts Center is at 126 Quincy Street in Hancock. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Friday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. and Saturdays 1 p.m. - 5 p.m. For more information please call (906) 482-2333 or visit www.coppercountryarts.com.

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