Artists and Teachers: A Gallery Show at Ice House
“Friends” showcases the diverse work of nearly a dozen artist/teachers from the Baltimore community college system in a gallery exhibit opening at the Ice House on Friday, August 24. A meet-the-artists reception begins at 7:30 p.m. The show can also be seen during regular gallery hours: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday through Sunday until October 8.
Curated by Jane Kelly Morais, showpieces span media from paintings and sculpture to photography and ceramics. “I selected faculty and work that display the impressive range of materials and techniques the artists use,” said Morais. “I’ve known a number of the artists for years, both as fellow teachers and students.”
Among the artists represented is national recognized photographer Robert Creamer who digitally manipulates images from natural materials.
Another photographer, Sarada Conaway, focuses on the transformation of her models through clothing, make-up and hair changes.
Sculptor David Friedheim enchants audiences with his whimsical welded steel images that generally are parts of larger outdoor works.
Organic ceramic sculptures are the form in which Maman Rikin suggests the textures and patterns of his native Indonesia while Trisha Kyner takes to reinventing animal forms in her ceramic pieces. Funding for the exhibit is provided in part by the WV Commission on the Arts and hotel/motel taxes from the town and county.
The Ice House is located on Independence and Mercer in downtown Berkeley Springs. For more information call 304-258-2300.