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Natures Reflections by Dave Horner
From a young age of 12, Dave’s interest in photography started after purchasing his first camera. On a trip to Colorado and the Grand Canyon with his older brother, his pictures didn’t turn out the way he wanted. Later in life, after using a 35mm SLR camera with different lens, he was able to take far better landscapes and nature photos.
These local artists will show you how oil painting and clay look beautiful together.
My work is a reflection of my identity and a window into the communities that weave my family’s region of Mexico. My family trace their lineage to the Tének and Xi’ui people of the Huasteca region and these roots inspire much of my ceramics. Unfortunately, traditional knowledge and techniques are slowly fading away as people are forced to abandon traditions and communities all together in order to adapt to an ever changing world.
The artworks are based on contemporary American socio-political issues, along with creative works that reflects artist's life in Topeka, Kansas. The colorful artworks are influenced by his East Indian roots and its spiritual traditions.
From my armchair and working from home last year during the pandemic, I delved into a philosophical examination of the concept of time. It felt appropriate. I gathered phrases concerning time from anyone who would “give me the time”.
With names like Storm at Sea, Flower Basket, Bear Paw, Snail Trail and many more, our Early American quilters were our first abstract artists. They broke down their observations into their simplest forms into geometric patterns. This collection is a homage to these artists and how this American craft transits into contemporary themes.
We feel that Dane's use of upscaled materials combined with energetic design allows the viewer to appreciate both his chosen medium and intent to empower his audience. He believes, "Each work stands on its own and has no real image to be pulled from its domain. If one wants to see a sail boat or a flower that is the power of the viewer.
Kathy Menzie is our August artist in the Sage Crossing Gallery at Fire Me Up Ceramics. Her talented quilt work looks like paintings with fabric. All of her pieces are created with fabric and thread from reference photos she has taken along her travels.
Welcome to the first video tour of the Sage Crossing Gallery inside Fire Me Up Ceramics. Artist Kathy Pflaum had her solo show in July 2020. Her beautiful hand-dyed fiber art is combine with multiple materials in this exhibition.
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