Woven Lives: Beyond the Classroom Artist Reception

Jul 20 2018 6:00 pm
Northfield Arts Guild

Woven Lives: Beyond the Classroom (July 19- Aug 25)

Featuring Current Northfield Area K-12 Art Educators:
John Bade, Angie Ekern, Rafael Estrella, Karna Hauck, Chris Holmquist, Ren Kurtz, Jill Luoma-Overstreet, Erica Ness, Katherine Norrie, Vicki Stanley & Kate Woodstrup.

Students, past and present, will enjoy seeing the artwork (ceramics, prints, drawings, paintings and mixed media) of their teachers! Many of these artists have shown their work independently; this exhibition represents the second time that this group of artists has displayed collectively. These colleagues often interact in their professional capacity as art teachers; the Guild is proud to give them this platform to showcase the work they create outside of the classroom.  This exhibit is in the Main Gallery at the Northfield Arts Guild, 304 Division Street South, Northfield.  Gallery hours are Tuesday through Friday 12:00 noon to 6:00 pm and Saturdays 11:00 am to 3:00 pm.

Artist-led tour:  Friday, July 20 6-7pm
Followed by the opening reception: 7-9pm 

Collective Artist Statement

As art teachers, we are GIVERS. We give of our time, our energy, our compassion and our ideas. We are also CREATORS. We value time in the studio considering our own thoughts and passions, and how we want to communicate these ideas through the visual language. The creative process fills our cups, just as we see it fill the cups of many young people on a daily basis. 

Our lives are woven together through this show and the many ways that we have the privilege to interact because of our rich history of experience together growing creativity in young people. It is a privilege and an honor for us to do this life work in the classroom and to share this work that we do beyond the classroom with you. Our thanks to the Northfield Arts Guild for creating a space for us to shine and be recognized as the artists that we are.

Woven Lives: Beyond the Classroom is sponsored by Schmidt Homes. The Guild’s 2017-18 Gallery Season is sponsored by First National Bank of Northfield. 

Up Gallery: upstairs at The Guild, 304 Division St. S., Northfield
Creating Connections an exhibition by artists in Creating Community Club.  
July 20 through Aug 25, 2018. 
Please join the artists for a reception on
Monday, July 30 from 6:30-7:30 pm

featuring Northfield Area Art Educators