Center Gallery features “Pots and Paintings”

From staff reports

“Pots and Paintings” fill Center Gallery at Lake Street Studios in Glen Arbor beginning June 1. This collaborative show features the work of painter Beth Bricker and potter Matt McGovern.

Bricker, a Glen Arbor resident, focuses on the local landscape, flora and fauna to create paintings drawn from her immediate surroundings. Her intensely colored canvases are inspired by the natural surroundings in which she has lived for the last three decades.

McGovern’s works-in-clay include a full range of decorative, utilitarian porcelain vessels fired in a high temperature soda kiln. This method of firing gives his pots a dynamic appearance that causes the glaze to gradate from shiny to matte; marks generated during construction become part of the pot’s aesthetic. The Cedar resident is also potter-in-residence at Center Gallery.

“Pots and Paintings” continues through July 5. Center Gallery is located at 6023 S. Lake Street. For more information, please call (231) 334-3179.