Senior Exhibition 2: Studio Art

April 13 – May 3, 2019

Opening Reception April 18, 2019 6-8 p.m.

“In the Wind” Oil on Canvas,  48″ x 36″, 2019,  Sarah Hargest
Stetson Studio Art seniors showcase their senior project at the Hand Art Center. This exhibition features all forms of studio art. From paintings to sculptures, to even textile displays. Come and see the spectacular art these students have made.

Oscar Bluemner: Beauty of Color

January 18 – May 2, 2019

Opening Reception- January 25, 2019 6-8 p.m.

March Wind-Passaic River, New Jersey, Watercolor on paper, 1911-17
Over the last 400 years, color has been the subject of many examinations and proposed theories. Color theory focuses on the visual effects of color, the harmonious relationships of color, and how different colors affect each other. Over time, as Bluemner was developing his color theory, his application of color began to focus on an emotional understanding of the world around him. He bases his color on inner emotional observations, rather than reality. As Bluemner explains,” I work the usual way from Form to Color, reversed-from Color to Form; from our inward experiences to their outer realization, through creative imagination.” This personal application of color became a part of Bluemner’s trademark as an artist. Bluemner recognized that color was his driving force, and even described, “the beauty of color, as the primary objective of his works. This exhibition explores one of the key factors of Bluemner’s works, and, in order to do so, hopes to give a greater understanding of the ways that Bluemner considers color.

Tim Ludwig

(Located in the Sampson Building)
February 1 – May 2, 2019

Opening Reception- January 25, 2019 6-8 p.m.

“Jar with crown imperial” Earthenware and Ceramic Stains 22x19x8, 2001
I am fortunate to get up everyday and have the opportunity to express myself through an artistic process.  I make choices whether to do that or participate in other aspects of my life.  Regardless, I still embrace the artistic side of my life with pretty much everything I do.  I look at my work with a passionate desire to strengthen and expand my mind as I continue to make ceramic pots I feel good about.  The forms are memories and visions from my experiences living around creative development.  Images are growth patterns taken from time reflecting on my life.
My work is primarily constructed on the potter’s wheel and each piece is made one at a time by hand. I use an earthenware red clay body that is brushed with white slip when the pieces are semi-dry. I mix ceramic stains with white slip to create the painted surfaces and images. The pieces are then fired in an electric kiln to 1910 degrees. The pots are stained in selected areas and a thin clear glaze is applied.