Exhibitions feature regional artists
A series of exhibitions featuring pottery by Lisa Buck (Afton, Minn.) quilted fabric by Nancy Condon (Stillwater, Minn.), ink/acrylic paintings by Ned Gannon (La Crosse) black and white photography by Robert Glieden (Carver, Minn.) sculpture by Brad Nichols (La Crosse) monotype and drawings by Bryan Ritchie (Menomonie) and graphite drawings by John Schuerman (Minneapolis) will be on view through Oct. 14 in The Galleries of The Phipps Center for the Arts. Lisa Buck received her Bachelor of Science in Art Education, with a focus in ceramics, from the UW-La Crosse and has studied at Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Minneapolis College of Art and Design, University of Minnesota, as well as other institutions. Her less formal education includes a Mounds Park Academy grant-supported study of regional, contemporary and historic pottery in La Borne, France, and self-directed work with North African pottery in Morocco, where she lived for two years. Buck teaches art at Mounds Park Academy, St. Paul. She uses a combination of wheel-throwing and hand-building to produce her red earthenware pots. Her process involves arranging shapes of pots, handles, and often feet, then arranging surface design, glazing, and color. About her work, she writes, "My influences run from North African and French cooking pots, the folk pots of Asia and the rich Mingei tradition that has surrounded me in Minnesota." Galleries hours are Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Sunday noon to 4:30 p.m., as well as one hour before and through intermission of all performances in The Phipps theaters. Pictured above is Lisa Buck's Wee Wildflower Basket, earthenware.