LINCOLN – “ZAP”, featuring the work of Judy Love, Tom Leopold and Gene Sievers all of Zeandale opens at the Lincoln Art Center Friday, March 10 from 5:30 – 7:30, with a gallery walk at 6:15. This exhibit runs through April 29, 2017.
Judy Love moved to the small unincorporated town of Zeandale, East of Manhattan, while teaching art at Kansas State University. ZAP, Zeandale Art Project, is a little arts community giving workshops, classes and gallery shows for the past 30 years. Judy paints with pastels and is featured in The Gallery of Great Things on the Big Island in Hawaii and by the Strecker/Nelson in Manhattan, Kansas. Judy’s pastel paintings are a collection of some of her landscape work over the last twenty years. She is also exhibiting a series of small, semi-sculptural acrylic paintings inspired by iridescent beetles.
Tom Leopold recently returned from photographing life on a small island off the coast of Honduras where fishing is their livelihood. As a veteran, he has photographed soldiers returning from war and the people of San Francisco. He is currently photographing a unique construction project on the Kansas State University campus. Leopold has photographed many shop windows. He says, “When the camera is our “eye” it melds inside, outside and reflections into a composite image. I see these images as almost abstracted compositions.”
Gene Sievers is with Kansas State University’s Department of Art, Wood Shop Supervisor since 2000. Porcelain and white stoneware are the clay bodies of choice for utilitarian, wheel thrown and altered pottery. An off white surface allows for a wide glaze palette. Sievers’ Raku pots are fired with an off-white glaze, so the fractal patterns interact with the contours of the form. Sievers says, “I strive for my pots to exude a quiescent grace and elegance of movement—exploring the space in and around them with a dancer’s proprioception.” He has his work in collections at the Sabitini Gallery, Topeka, Beach Museum, Manhattan, Yoshi Ikeda, Portland, Oregon, and Emprise Bank, Wichita.
This exhibit is free and open to the public Tuesday-Friday Noon-4:00 and Saturday 9:00 am to Noon at the Lincoln Art Center, 126 E. Lincoln Ave., Lincoln, Kansas 67455. For more information call the art center at 785-524-3241 or visit lincolnartcenter.org.