“POTTERY FOR HOME & GARDEN” by Linda Ross
“WILDFLOWERS: NATURE SMILING BACK AT YOU” by Reny Parker
Dual Exhibit OPENS FRIDAY MAY 3
6:00-9:30 PM MAIN GALLERY FACC
an inspirational breath of spring when you visit the Main Gallery for two new opening exhibits
The display will remain in place through June 28 and is open during business hours and special events in the FACC.
Artist Linda Ross uses methods of coil, hand thrown wheel and slab built in pottery creations at her Chestnut Hill pottery studio in Lee County, Iowa. With extensive experience in construction of stoneware and glaze making, she has produced and sold her work for over 20 years.In 2008 she opened an outlet for herself and other artists The Artisans Next Door gallery in Ft. Madison. The latest experimentation has led her to create clay and collage pieces as well as tea sets. Linda studied craft design, clay, silversmithing, weaving, screenprinting and woodworking art at Iowa State University, and is active with in the Snake Alley Fiber Guild, Fort Madison Art Association, Southeast Iowa Studio Tour organizer and 4-H leader. Linda will be exhibiting her most recent works that are both non-functional and useful for your home or in the garden.
On the walls of the Main gallery will be close up photographic portraits of wild flowers in their natural environment by Reny Parker. Reny purchased her first camera in 1965 in San Francisco, and took classes at the College of Marin. After taking a 20 year break from photography, in 1990 she began again and specialized in capturing flowers, and in 1998 established a website RenysWildflowers.com that now has over 3000 identified and searchable wildflower photos. Her work has been included in garden brochures, newspapers and books including Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History, General Biology, Parasitic plants of the World and many others. In 2006 she photographed over 7000 images for a field guide “Wildflowers of Northern California’s Wine Country & North Coast Ranges” which was published, and is available in the FAA’s Sales Gallery.