SHARDS, BONE DEEP:
CERAMIC SCULPTURES BY OTTO KAMENSEK
Exhibit running March 5 - April 18
Join us for an Opening Night Reception on Thursday March 5th, in the Amelia Douglas Gallery. There will be refreshments, a cash bar and live music, plus a chance to meet our talented artist, Otto Kamensek. This event is free and open to the public.
Excerpt from Otto's Artist Statement...
"My systemic JIA has taken a toll on my body over the years, including total hip and knee replacements and the lifestyle modifications that eventually came as well. This toll on my physical body forced me to look at my working life and contemplate a disability pension. Though this meant defeat and that the disease was winning, it was the correct choice and a new path of arthritis advocacy began."
"Retirement from the working world permitted time to explore an old hobby I enjoyed as a child and young adult, namely visual art. Over the same 10-year period of arthritis volunteerism, I was honing my skills as a ceramic sculptor. I decided that I would let these two worlds collide and create a solo show called Shards, Bone Deep. This body of work (pun intended) explores the many different relationships with my arthritis. Clay is my creative release; it seems to complete a part of my life I have ignored for many years."
Otto will be giving an Artist Talk on Tuesday, March 10th, at 6:30pm, please join us and learn more about this unique body of work, and the fascinating artist behind it.