Upcoming art show.
Lee Love and Jean Shannon have a joint show, From Mashiko to Minnesota, Two, which displays Lee's lovely and graceful pottery and Jean's whimsical and colorful woodblock prints. You will find additional examples of work from both these artists at Mashiko Potter in Minnesota.
Their show goes up at Raymond Avenue Gallery from April 23 to May 21, 2010.
The gallery is located at 761 Raymond Avenue at University Ave. in St. Paul. (651.644.9200)
Gallery hours: Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Special gallery hours on May 8 and 9: 12 to 5 p.m.
Artists' reception Friday, April 23 from 6 to 8 p.m.
About the show:
Lee and Jean lived in Japan for 10 and 8 years, respectively. Lee studied pottery with a Japanese Living Treasure, Tatsuzo Shimaoka, and then built his own wood kiln in Mashiko, Japan. He returned to Minnesota after receiving a Northern Clay Center residency grant and had his first solo show at Raymond Avenue Gallery in November, 2008. Jean studied creative woodblock printmaking while teaching English and returned to the USA last spring. This is their first show together since her return.
You can read additional information about Jean in my post on MCBA Visual Journal Collective: Jean Shannon and Japanese Folk Art Toys.