“Earth, Wind and Fired” Exhibit 0pens September 10
(NEWTON, Kan.) – Places and seasons depicting space and light, earth and wind, beauty and meaning will be the subjects of artist Joseph Loganbill’s oil paintings in a new exhibit opening Saturday, September 10, at Carriage Factory Art Gallery, 128 E. Sixth St., Newton. A reception with artist talks will begin at 7 p.m. and is free and open to the public.
Ceramist David Long will also provide two distinct bodies of work for the exhibit. “The solid black forms with accents of color signal a return to work I had first created about 10 years ago, and I thought it would be rewarding to work with this decorating technique once again for this exhibit,” said Long.
“The wood-fired pieces are more typical of my current work,” he said. “The acorn shaped bowls are an interesting form. The large lip is projected inward to allow fly ash from the wood kiln to settle on the horizontal surface. I especially like the trays in the exhibit for their practicality, thrown foot and decorative possibilities.”
Long is professor of art and chair of the Visual Arts and Design Department at Bethel College. He received his MA in ceramics at Wichita State University, an MA in art history from Arizona State University and an MA in ceramics from the University of Northern Colorado.
Loganbill attended Bethel College, where he studied art, history and English. He took classes at the Wichita Art Association (now Mark Arts) and studied under an array of artists at numerous workshops where he learned about both techniques and the spirit of painting.
“Over time I realized that I’d worked my way into a thesis: that beauty and meaning are both profoundly available in the here and now and if we think like detectives, constantly on the hunt for creative spark, we can find magic in apparently the most mundane places. Life becomes an aesthetic feast,” Loganbill said.
The artwork of Loganbill and Long will be on display and for sale through November 5.
For more information about the exhibit, call the gallery at 316-284-2749.