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What’s on Exhibit
Enamel on metal through June 7 at Silverdale Fine Arts
Eileen Schneegas’ featured exhibit this month at the old town Silverdale Fine Arts Gallery is something a bit out of the ordinary.
Not so much in subject matter — as she features flora and fauna, jewelry and geometric shapes — but more so in the medium with which she works — enamel on metal.
Enamel in the art connotation is the result of fusing powdered glass at high temperatures to create a colorful layer of coating. It’s a process applied since ancient times decorating pottery and stone objects as well as glass vessels and, of course, on metal.
Schneegas, the gallery manager at SFA, keeps the technique alive into the 21st century, creating wearable and functional art as well as decorative pieces from ground glass on metal backgrounds, each individually kiln fired. The result is a tamely volatile body of work. Just as with ceramics work that comes from a kiln, Schneegas said you never quite know what you’re going to get and you’ll never make the same piece twice.
A diverse collection of Schneegas’ enamels will be on display through June 7 at the SFA Gallery, 9020 NW Washington Ave. in Silverdale. You can also see some of her origami and other paper-centric work at the Verksted Gallery in Poulsbo and Old Town Custom Framing in Silverdale.
Info: www.silverdalefinearts.com or call the SFA gallery at (360) 698-5527.
Exploring the human figure for a few more days at the Roby King
Fans of art featuring the human figure should make it out to the showroom of the Roby King Galleries this weekend.
Seven different artists hailing from Bainbridge to Kingston, Seattle to Oregon, working in media from oils and acrylics to pastels and mono-types are all focused on depicting the human form — “in attention, action and aplomb,” the press release read.
The show combines the movement of Mary Powell’s “Rodeo Rider” atop a bucking horse and the silent contemplation of Ilene Gienger’s portrait of “Sanfield” with the abstract emotion in print maker Stephen MacFarlane’s monotypes. A few familiar faces are mixed with a couple of folks new to the Roby King for a powerfully human exploration.
It will hang through May 31 at 176 Winslow Way E. on Bainbridge.
Info: www.robykinggalleries.com or call the gallery at (206) 842-2063.