“Earth, Wind & Fire”

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© Courtesy of the Artists Cooperative Gallery
“Earth, Wind & Fire”

405 S. 11th St.
Omaha, NE 68102
May 1st, 2013 - May 26th, 2013
Opening: May 3rd, 2013 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

United States
noon to 6 p.m. Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday; 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday


Artists' Co-op artists explore elements in “Earth, Wind & Fire” during May
Three artists explore elements in “Earth, Wind & Fire” during May. Linda Hatfield, Glenda Larson Musilek and Tom Quest will host a First Friday opening reception 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, May 3, 2013, featuring music from several Duchesne students, who will each play solo pieces on cello, flute, violin and clarinet. The show runs May 1 to May 26, 2013.
 Linda Hatfield collaborated with Tom Quest on two pieces, which “were really fun and made me stretch,” she says, “by being given the surfaces and parameters by Tom, who created a large wood pedestal and a ceramic ‘shrine’ with wood insets that we worked together on.”  Hatfield describes other pieces as “interpretations of what we are inside versus what we portray to the outside world, and the tension that is sometimes caused when these two ‘personalities’ are at odds with one another. The Deviled Egg and Good Egg are another way of showing good and evil can come in very similar looking ‘exteriors.’ I always have to find a humorous way to say what I am trying to show in my visual pieces even when the theme is more serious.”
Painter Glenda Larson Musilek has created a series of acrylic paintings depicting calla lilies for this show. She also has created some abstract paintings and expects to display work depicting other subject matter.  
Tom Quest continues to evolve his traditional slab built ceramics. For this show he is introducing several new elements. A new "Chun" glaze with a touch of copper is providing rich and rewarding surfaces. Continued development in the nature theme has resulted in a new butterfly series, for which he spent several weeks creating intricate stamps. Tom has also developed several new clay extrusions for unique wall-hung pieces. He says about the show’s theme, “The clay is earth, the wind focuses my creative thoughts, and the fire is what turns clay into ceramics.”