May 6th - 27th -The Sugar Creek Art Center Welcomes Indiana Artist J.Rodney Reveal and Pottery by Tom and Jeff Unzicker.
Artist J. Rodney Reveal - born and raised in Noblesville, Indiana. Mr. Reveal was educated in painting and sculpting at the California College of Arts and Crafts in Oakland, California and then upon graduation he returned to Indianapolis where he continued his art studies at the famous Indianapolis John Herron School of Art. Upon his retirement from being a fulltime Noblesville firefighter and a builder of residential homes he has dedicated more of his time to his watercolor paintings of landscapes, structural details and nature. His work is represented in public and private collections throughout the United States, Europe, and Brazil. Presently Rodney and his wife live on a woodland farm outside of Arcadia, IN surrounded by his much loved subject matter. He has been recognized nationally and state wide for his many outstanding works and has received many national, regional, and state awards for his paintings as well.
Unzicker Bros Pottery - Nationally known artisans on exhibit this month are the Unzicker Brothers of Thorntown, IN. Tom and Jeff Unzicker of Unzicker Bros Pottery work together to produce a wide range of wheel thrown pottery. They have coffee mugs to large scale floor jars. The majority of the work is fired in their 900 cubic ft. wood burning kiln resulting in a unique natural ash glaze. Their influence is diverse and they draw their inspiration for their pieces from traditions of various cultures throughout the world.
There work is unique and fired in their 30 ft. long cross draft tunnel kiln on their property. They get their wood for their kiln from nearby saw mills in Indiana. They travel all over the world teaching classes and displaying their beautiful work. The Thorntown area is very lucky to have such well known artisans in their hometown community. When you see their work you will fall in love with the detail and fine craftsmanship that it entails.
Culture at the Creek Reception - May 13, 2011 Fri. 6-9 pm
A public reception for the artists will be held on Friday May 13, 2011 from 6:00 to 9:00 pm at the Art Center in Thorntown, IN. This is a good opportunity to meet and chat with the artist and also enjoy their beautiful work. This is a show you do not want to miss! Most of the items will be for sale.