Treasures Big and Small
Get ready for an exciting and educational art experience this February 20 to March 28 at the Corner Gallery in Clarkdale, where Gwen Taylor, Luke Metz and Carole Mackler are joining their talents for a special six week show. Gwen’s large scale paintings cover the walls with gorgeous renditions of nature. Ceramic artists, Luke and Carole display raku and traditionally fired pieces.
Gwen Taylor drew her first inspiration to paint after years of looking at large blank walls in the Oregon banked where she worked. Leaving that job, she decided to bring her love of nature into homes by putting her artistic talents to work full-time. Gwen’s creative process involves spending time in the outdoors until she visualizes the sky, water and plants as part of a painting. Her large pieces can be viewed from a distance and yet are filled with detail.
Luke Metz tried various art forms through the years. Now that he is “retired”, he has passionately immersed himself in exploring his creative side. Raku is currently his preferred means of exploration. His ceramic art has won a number of awards. His work is often exploratory and pushes boundaries. Organic and whimsical are qualities often found in his work.
Carole Mackler has had a passion for art since childhood. After discovering that art was a good way to communicate with autistic children, she earned a degree in Occupational Therapy. Art also inspired her to design her own home on Fire Island, New York. More recently she has discovered new artistic heights in her pursuit of clay experiences in functional as well as whimsical pieces.
Where: Made in Clarkdale’s Corner Gallery, 921 Suite A1, Main St, Clarkdale, Arizona.
Opening Reception: Friday, February 21 from 4:00 to 7:00
Hours: Wednesday – Friday from 11:00 to 4:00; Saturday from 1:00 to 4:00 or by appointment. Call 928-274-2325 for pottery demonstration times.
Gwen Taylor, Luke Metz and Carole Machler