Three artists explore materials in “Glass, Wood and Paint” during April. Bob Schipper, Doyle Howitt and Duane Adams will host a First Friday opening reception 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, April 5, 2013, featuring music from harpist Amanda Fehlner. The show runs April 2 to April 28, 2013.
Bob Schipper creates glass panels using primarily clear textured and patterned glass and minimal color. “I’m interested in seeing how light interacts and enhances the textures and patterns in my work,” he says. Schipper draws inspiration from Frank Lloyd Wright and Ludwig Schaffrath.
Woodturner Doyle Howitt creates small sensuous pieces that emphasize the natural grain, texture and colors in exotic and domestic woods. He often incorporates the aberrations that occur in burls, rounded knotty growths, or spalting, black irregular lines created by fungus growth. Howitt's pieces range from classic to whimsical shapes.
Duane Adams lets his vision dictate his choice of materials. “I don’t like to be tied down to a specific genre or feel committed to a narrow series of images,” he says. “As I paint, a new idea will take hold of me. If it is a continuation of something I am working on, this is fine. If the idea will better present itself with what appears to be a leap in another direction, then so be it. To me, it does not matter if the idea will be painted in oils or acrylic. I love to use each. If the work would call for image transfers and/or heavy modeling paste then that is what I’ll use. I love to work with any and all the materials available to complete that vision.”