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Skilled artist to show pottery

January 10, 2014

MacMurray College’s Applebee Gallery will showcase the works of potter Karin Solberg in “Out of the Woods,” an exhibition of her work.

The opening is 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 16 at the Applebee Gallery in the Putnam/Springer Center on the MacMurray campus. The event is free and open to the public.

The 40 works displayed will be available for purchase, with prices starting at $35.

Solberg has been an Artist-In-Residence in Maine at the Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts, Berea College, KY, and most recently at Red Lodge Clay Center, MT. She has traveled across the nation, teaching ceramics at Chester Springs Studio, PA; Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff; and Minnesota State University, Moorhead.

She grew up in the town of Blacksburg, located in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia. She received her undergraduate degree from James Madison University and completed her MFA in ceramics from Utah State University in 2003. She has recently moved to Bozeman, MT.

Her travels inform her work: “The arid, orange rocks of the Southwest, the lush, green hills of Appalachia, flora in the changing seasons, storms and stars in the sky -- these visuals inspire the color palettes and patterns I create using ceramic material,” she said. “I generate a visual quilt the viewer interprets based upon their personal relationship to nature.”

The show continues through Feb. 21. After the opening, the Applebee Gallery is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, or by appointment at 479-7092 or applebeegallery@mac.edu. The Putnam/Springer Center is located at the southeast corner of State and Clay streets in Jacksonville.

For more information, contact:

Ted Roth, Director of Public Relations
Work: 217-479-7027 | Cell: 217-883-3340
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