Gallery 1001 is pleased to feature the three-dimensional artwork of David Drennan as guest artist through the months of September and October, 2014.
Born and raised in Winfield, Kansas, Drennan’s love of woodworking began in his junior high industrial shop class. After constructing a bedroom set and a grandfather clock in his high school shop class, he was hooked for life. He earned a degree in Industrial Arts from the University of Missouri and has taught Industrial Arts Technology in the Lawrence, Kansas public schools since then.
He is widely recognized for his unique hand-carved Santa figures and takes pride in sharing them with extended family and his many friends. His interest expanded into marquetry skills about five years ago. Inspired by the work of John Atwood, Drennan researched the techniques and intricacies of this type of wood-working. His mastery of marquetry led to the development of a style all his own when he recognized that much of his pleasure with wood came in his ability to honor the grain and create a design just begging to be released from the wood.
Drennan now resides in Tonganoxie, Kansas. His latest exploits in three dimensional art began at the urging of his wife Marilee. “Let’s take a stone carving class,” she said. Never one with a lack of things to do, David’s time is filled with his creative pursuits, both indoors and out.
A welcome reception for David Drennan will be held at Gallery 1001 on Saturday, September 13, 2014, 5:00 to 7:30 p.m. Stop by and see his 3-D creations.
Mike Fell, a founding member of the Gallery 1001 Artist’s Coop and art instructor at both Cowley College and Southwestern College, will host a Raku pottery glazing activity at Gallery 1001 on Friday September 12 from 10:00 to 2:00. All ages are invited to participate. . This activity is good for children (with parent supervision) and adults.
The Raku process of ceramic firing dates to the late 1500’s. It is believed to have originated in Japan with relocated Korean potters in the late 1500’s. Raku is a Japanese word that can be translated as enjoyment, happiness, or comfort.
At Fell’s workshop, people who participate will be able to purchase pre-made pots. They will then apply their choice of glazes and have the pots fired Raku style where they are heated quickly, taken from the kiln while still glowing hot and placed in combustible material to cool. This often creates a metallic sheen or interesting crackle effects on the surface of the glazes.
While waiting for pots to fire (about 45 minutes) participants can peruse the gallery, sit and visit, enjoy a favorite beverage or snack, or run a quick errand. It is exciting to be there when the pots come out of the kiln, but not absolutely necessary. Pots can be picked up at a later time if schedules don’t permit waiting through the entire process.
Stop by the classroom at Gallery 1001, 10th and Main in Winfield, anytime between 10:00 and 2:00 Friday, September 12. The cost of $10 – $15 per pot covers the pot, glazes, and firing.
Gallery 1001 is pleased to feature the work of guest artist Krystle Cole through the month of September. “Psychedelicized: Art of the Altered State” will showcase her acrylic paintings and computer generated fractal art.
Through her work, Krystle attempts to give viewers a glimpse of the fundamental nature of Being as she’s experienced it through various altered state practices. These include meditation and lucid dreaming, among others. Krystle’s art is characterized by bright colors and the use of optical illusions, which cause her images to move while viewers look at them.
An internationally exhibited artist, Krystle is also a PhD candidate in Psychology. She is the founder of NeuroSoup.com, a drug educational website. She is the author of Lysergic, After the Trip, The NeuroSoup Trip Guide, and MDMA for PTSD.
An exhibition reception and book signing will be held at Gallery 1001, 10th and Main in Winfield, on Tuesday, September 16th, from 5pm-7:30pm. Live instrumental guitar by Clayton Crawford will make this reception a must-see for patrons of the downtown Music Crawl that evening.