2016 Theater Gallery Exhibitions Announced

Jan 21, 2016 by Anne Bradley


Exhibitions kickoff with Utah artist on February 5th

Center for the Arts is pleased to announce the artists selected to display their work in The Center Theater Gallery in 2016. The first exhibition of the year is a series of sculptures by Ogden, Utah artist, Suzanne Storer, entitled “Who We Are.” Storer’s exhibition will hang from February 3-29, 2016 and The Center will host an opening night reception on Friday, Friday, February 5 from 5:30-7PM.

Last fall, The Center held a regional call to artists for the upcoming year. A jury of art advocates including Jen Simon, Mark Nowlin, and Carolyn Ripps selected seven artists from the forty applicants.

"We are thrilled to have such an impressive list of artists showing this year at The Center. Each show will include an opening reception and a more intimate art talk where the community learns about the artist's creative process, said Carrie Richer, The Center’s Art in Public Spaces Coordinator. “It is always fascinating to hear what an artist was thinking about when creating their work, and we’ve found that the community enjoys being part of these conversations."

2016 CENTER THEATER GALLERY ARTISTS

Suzanne Storer

Kayla Arend, Ignis Anima production

Paul Sisson

Steven Glass

Amy Bright Unfried

Wendell Field & Mike Piggott

Kathryn Mapes Turner

Shannon Troxler

Eleanor Anderson

The first exhibition of the year features Suzanne Storer, a figurative ceramic sculptor working in Ogden, Utah. The artworks in this exhibition directly result from her desire to connect with other people in order to further understand our human condition. Storer will give an artist talk on Thursday, February 4 at 12PM in The Center Theater Gallery to give the community insight into her creative process.

Storer has found that those oh-so-human qualities of a person reside in their own uniqueness. The models for her work are everyday people who have spent a lifetime developing who they are. She respects that fact by making sure that her sculptures bear them a strong likeness physically and/or psychologically. She was born in Oregon in 1948 and received her B.F.A. from California College of the Arts in 1971.

Recently her sculpture, "The Lunch Lady," was selected as a Semifinalist in the Outwin Boochever National Portrait Competition 2016 at the Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC. Mark Del Vecchio, the author of Postmodern Ceramics, has said that he knows of no one else working today that is creating sculpture in high relief any finer than hers.

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