The Creamery Arts Center in Hotchkiss will be featuring four exceptional artists during the month of December.
In the Peach Gallery award-winning artist Suki Elisha Strong will be displaying her pastels, and potters Gini McNair and David Strong will be showing a wide range of pottery pieces.
Also joining this lineup is Maxine Bucholtz who will be showing her unique and unusual hand-bound journals.
The opening night festivities and reception will take place on Friday, Dec. 13, from 6 to 8 p.m. Enjoy refreshments, local wines, micro-brews, great art and good company. The show will be on display through Jan. 6.
Master potter David Strong of Cedaredge is a "potter's potter." His work reflects the power of the potter's wheel, and is beautifully glazed in earth tones with flecks and speckles of complementing colors. Strong has been a potter for over 40 years. He was instrumental in the development of the Creamery Arts Center, where he manages the clay studio, teaches classes to all ages, and is an exhibiting artist.
Gini McNair graduated from the University of Colorado Boulder with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree, focusing primarily on ceramics.
She founded the Magnolia Pottery Studio and Gallery in Nederland in 1976 and displayed her work there until 1983 when she moved to Hotchkiss with her husband Bob to build a home and studio. She has been a potter for over 40 years, focusing primarily on functional stoneware pieces. In 2004 McNair's pottery career took a slight detour when she co-founded Fat Cat Pottery: a "Paint Your Own" pottery shop in Delta.
Pastel artist Suki Elisha Strong has worked and exhibited in photography, pen and ink, clay, and graphics. Suki has been a full-time studio potter for 35 years and continues to create high-fire slabware and whimsical porcelain pieces, which she has shown throughout the western states. She was also very involved in the development of the Creamery Arts Center.
Maxine Bucholtz started her life in the arts after a 28 year career with Abbott Laboratories, Illinois. She moved to Grand Junction in 1998 and became involved in The Art Center.
The Creamery Arts Center is located at 165 W Bridge Street in Hotchkiss. It will offer extended hours during the holiday season, and refreshements on Sundays. Visit their website at www.
creameryartscenter.org or find them on Facebook.