Topic: ART NEWS
Three New Exhibitions to Open in January at Hunterdon Art Museum
CLINTON, NJ (Dec. 13, 2019) – The Hunterdon Art Museum ushers in 2020 with three exhibitions on Sunday, Jan. 12. An opening reception will be celebrated on Sunday, Jan. 12 from 2 to 4 p.m. that’s free and open to all. Refreshments will be served.
Explorations in Felt
Discover some of the most innovative and beautiful works created with felt in a new exhibition at the Hunterdon Art Museum.
Explorations in Felt features 29 diverse works created by 25 artists from around the world. The exhibition had unique origins. The Fiber Art Network and Fiber Art Now magazine approached the Hunterdon Art Museum about hosting an exhibition as a companion to their print exhibition Felt: Fiber Transformed.
Artists with work in the HAM exhibition also include: Jacobo Alonso, Ellen Bakker, Kim Buchheit, Eva Camacho-Sanchez, Chantal Cardinal, Kristin Colombano, Heike Fink, Anna Goransson, Sugandha Gupta, Linda Hirschman, Shelley Jones, Hyunsoo Kim, Ryan Lytle, Pamela MacGregor, Katherine McClelland, Margaret-Ann Miller, Rachel Montroy, Kim Paxson, Kimberly Pulli, Teresa Shields, Becky Stevens, Karen Thurman, Cathy Vigor, Dawn Waters and Cynthia Zyzda.
Gloria Ortiz Hernàndez & Lorraine Kisly: Art + Design
Art + Design explores the drawings of Gloria Ortiz-Hernández, the ceramics of Lorraine Kisly, and the furniture designs that emerge from their collaborative vision.
Ortiz-Hernández works with a variety of materials including pencil, colored pencil and charcoal. Her drawings on paper in the exhibition and her steel sculptures all have clear references in the design work.
Kisly works in high-fire stoneware, using both the wheel and hand-building techniques, and her work explores themes of openness, receptivity, containment and compression.
The two artists began collaborating on furniture design when a specific need arose in a studio/living space in Bogota, Colombia. Creating the first piece ignited both artists’ creativity, and other works quickly followed. Their furniture, while uncompromisingly functional, reflects the same aesthetic concerns that inform their art.
Emily Squires Levine: Embracing Color/Polymer Clay
Small colorful boxes and bowls have attracted artist Emily Squires Levine for as long as she can remember.
One of her first memories is of a colorful embroidered fabric oval box, a gift from an aunt who traveled to the sunny shores of the Algarve in Portugal. She has kept this precious memento her entire life. Other fond recollections include a mother-of-pearl box and a small bowl from Turkey which held tiny seashells.
This lifelong love for colorful vessels has deeply influenced her art. Levine works with polymer clay, creating bowls, vases and other items that entice the eye with their vibrant colors and diverse patterns.
Explorations in Felt and Gloria Ortiz Hernàndez & Lorraine Kisly: Art + Design run until April 19. Emily Squires Levine: Embracing Color/Polymer Clay closes on March 1.
GENERAL INFORMATION FOR THE PUBLIC
The Museum is at 7 Lower Center St. in Clinton, New Jersey, 08809. Our website is www.hunterdonartmuseum.org and our telephone number is 908-735-8415. Hours are Tuesday through Sunday, 11 am – 5 pm. Admission is $7 for adults, $5 for seniors and students; children under 12 is free.
ABOUT THE HUNTERDON ART MUSEUM
Programs are made possible in part by funds from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts, and by funds from the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, Hunterdon County Cultural & Heritage Commission, Investors Foundation, Janssen Pharmaceuticals, The Large Foundation, Unity Bank, and corporations, foundations, and individuals. The Hunterdon Art Museum is a wheelchair accessible space. Publications are available in large print. Patrons who are deaf, hard of hearing or speech impaired may contact the Museum through the New Jersey Relay Service at (TTY) 1 (800) 852-7899.