Four female artists explore diverse themes in oil paintings and ceramic sculptures at the Guardino Gallery, 2939 N.E. Alberta St.
The opening reception for this month long exhibit is on Last Thursday, March 31 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. The show runs through April 26.
Maria Wickwire’s ceramic sculpture explores and honors the many strengths of women. She begins with a malleable lump of clay and builds gradually, layer upon layer, until the structure is strong enough to acquire glaze patinas and withold several firings.
Oil painter Katherine Treffinger is one who finds joy in discovering the harmony and beauty among chaos and paints with a love for color.
Imbued by old travel photos, Anna Magruder’s oil paintings drift between realism and surrealism, recreating vintage America and exploring the emotional color of individual faces.
Willa Schneberg’s ceramic sculptures reflect on sacred Buddhist and Jewish ritual objects, the profane street vendors of Cambodia, contrasted with the architecture of a former prisoner of war camp.