Annual faculty exhibit shown at art gallery
Now showing in the Delmar Riney Art Gallery at Pratt Community College is the work of art faculty members Marsha Shrack and Jennifer Barten.
The exhibit can be seen from now until Dec. 9 during regular business hours, 8-5, or by appointment. The exhibit can also be seen before and after the PCC Christmas Concert on Dec. 6 at 7:30 p.m.
Shrack is exhibiting a collection of primarily functional stoneware ceramics. The exhibit reflects not only her artistic interests but also her interests in gardening and cooking. Shrack enjoys making well designed utilitarian objects, especially those used in cooking and serving. Many of the designs use organic shapes and surface textures from the garden and nature. She also has samples of unique firing processes such as wood fired, pit fired, saggar fired and horse hair fired pieces.
Shrack teaches Ceramics, Pottery, Drawing, Art Appreciation, 2D Design and Elementary School Art classes at PCC.
Barten is exhibiting a collection of photographs that she has taken on her travels over the past couple of years. The exhibit has photos from Massachusetts to Portland and South Dakota to Mexico.
“I enjoy traveling,” Barten said. “I wanted to show people what they might not be able to see in Kansas, though it does have a few photos that show the beauty of Kansas.”
Many of the photographs in Barten’s show are of the landscape and flowers.
Barten teaches Micro Computer Applications and Photography at the college.
Many of the pieces in both Sharck’s and Barten’s exhibit are for sale.