Edit: Visions

The artistic traditions of image replication and pattern repetition date back hundreds of years, and have been utilized by a variety of cultures and styles. These means of manipulating imagery have had periods of revival within art historical movements throughout history. In the 1950s in the United States there was Pop Art, in Morocco there is traditional hand-cut tile, and …

Prophets and Artists

As we have recently been reading through the writings of the prophet Isaiah, the connections between prophets and artists have been circulating around in my brain more frequently than usual. A couple of months ago, I attended a conference about the places where art and faith intersect. This is where I was first presented with the idea of prophets and …

Edit: From / To

Expectations Jennifer Chetelat: Artist Statement As a potter and ceramist I am constantly interacting with a medium that undergoes a drastic change. Clay has the ability to go from something malleable and temporary to something solid and permanent with the properties to exist in its form for thousands of years. However, left on its own, clay mostly does not change, …

Shame, Shepherds, and Sons: Pastoring Through Art in the Middle East

Setting up the gallery involved working with a local carpenter to obtain movable walls and picture frames. At first, we had tried to work with a carpenter we’ll call Mohammed, but he neither met our deadlines nor responded to our messages, so we decided to work with someone else. On one of the evenings that we hosted receptions in the …

Raw Materials

The other day, I found myself mesmerized by a video about how oil paint is made. The big vats of churning raw color stirred something deep inside of me and I could not look away. Actually, I watched it twice. Art supply stores, craft stores, and home improvement stores all have the same effect on me. While some people may …

Edit: Memory Map

Below is the written statement from Gallery Edit’s August 2017 show, Edit: Memory Map. The statement was written by the Gallery’s Art Team to help viewers contemplate Stacey Silkey’s work.  As people, and especially as artists, memory serves many significant purposes in our experiences and expressions of those experiences. In addition to personal and individual memories of things that have …

An Exercise in Wholeness

Earlier this summer, my husband and I, along with our adorable Frenchie pup Bowie, went on an epic cross-country road trip. It was a wonderful experience and one that I know we will remember forever. During the trip, I had a few meaningful experiences related to art, so I would love to share a bit about what I learned. As …