Event Details

"Reflections of Life"
by Rich Hager
and Julie Sutter-Blair

Friday, November 10, 2017 through Friday, January 12, 2018
Wellington & Muranyi Galleries


Reflections of Life
y chosen medium is clay. I am currently working with the RAKU firing technique. I have found this process unique, inasmuch as each piece is one-of-a-kind...never to be duplicated. On any given day, things may turn out great or they may not work well at all. That’s the challenge. The Earthscape and Ozone Layer Series is a progression that reflects the cutting or slicing away of the earth, exposing the many layers of strata. Much the same as if a large core sample were taken from the upper atmosphere down to the center of the earth. This core sample exposes levels and layers from ages past down to the different deposits within our planet. The Aurora Series is dedicated to my youngest son and his excitement in seeing the Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis). The Krabi Series of sculpture reflects the magnificent rock formations jutting from the waters of the Straits of Malacca, Thailand. The work in this exhibit reflects things I’ve seen in my travels and experiences; this is how I see it."
-Rich Hager

"My inspiration and passion is found in the natural world and the rituals of everyday life. I have enjoyed art, gardening, and the changing seasons all my life. My prints and drawings come from those deeply rooted passions. The prints include hand-colored Etchings (artist scratches off a waxy ground with a pointed etching needle where a line should appear in the finished piece, so exposing the bare metal), Dry Points (an engraving or print produced with a dry point needle), and Mezzotints (a print made from an engraved copper or steel plate on which the surface has been partially roughened, for shading, and partially scraped smooth, giving light areas). All are made by traditional methods. My drawings are color pencil and graphite, on paper."
-Julie Sutter-Blair

Friday, November 10, 2017
5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Gallery Talk: 5:30 pm

Monroe Arts Center gallery exhibitions and opening receptions are free and open to the public.

This exhibit has been made possible by MAC Corporate Underwriter Colony Brands, Inc., and Season Media Underwriters Monroe Publishing, LLC and Big Radio, and with additional support provided by Michael and Shelley, Muranyi, Anonymous, Paul & Sue Barrett, Kevin & Chris Callahan, Pete Guenther & Barb Woodriff, Lee & Chris Knuteson, Don Amphlett & Jan Johnson, Kevin Indergand & Christine Pieper, and Chuck & Chris Wellington.