Kirkland Arts Center is proud to present the fifth installment of its biennial contemporary ceramics exhibition, Clay? V, juried by University of Washington, School of Art Professors Doug Jeck, Jamie Walker, and Akio Takamori. This international exhibition explores the versatility of clay as a medium of artistic expression. Showcasing a range of sizes, scales, subject matter, and techniques, the artwork of Clay? V is both a testament to the enduring legacy of clay and future of the field. Come see the show and marvel with us: could that really be clay?
Brooke's art practice currently consists of working on an ongoing body of plein-air oil paintings (executed on site) that she uses to inform her larger studio pieces. With a mixture of both the overlooked urban spaces and the rural picturesque landscape, these scenes are inspired by her affinity for strong linear compositions, images that recede into the distance, and a wonder for what lies beyond. Brooke is a prolific artist who is constantly captivated by her immediate surroundings and first hand experiences that provoke in her an insatiable desire to capture them and turn them into pai
Stacy Mehlberg grew up in New Jersey, went to school in Virginia, and received her Master's degree from the Art Institute of Chicago. She has been painting with watercolors since 1997 in between a busy schedule raising her three children and her 13 year career as an art therapist for children with special needs. Now Stacy has decided to stay home to try painting full time. This is the first official exhibition of her work.