April 10 – June 7, 2015
Big, almost monumental, one-of-a-kind vessels built from clay slabs that were rolled by hand are the focus of Dale Hartley’s work. She was born and raised in the Flint Hills and resides in Saffordville, Kansas. Viewing Hartley’s work, one can definitely get the sense of spaciousness from the prairie and the simplicity of the landscape of the Flint Hills. After working with clay for more than 20 years, Dale Hartley found that she could do more than sculpt pots. She realized her drawings of design maybe could transform into something with color and illustration. She began painting en plein aire and developed a very personal way of closely observing the environment and guiding it to canvas and paper. Her exhibition will feature both clay vessels and paintings.
There was no charge to attend the reception.