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“Pattern & Texture” Opening Reception
April 5, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pmFree
Featuring the artwork of Barbara Hanselman & Sandra Koberlein
(The show will remain in the Special Exhibit Gallery through April 26th)
Book Signing with Local Author
In honor of National Poetry Month our four poets will be signing their books:
Deborah Arnold, Ray Greenblatt, Lisa Lutwyche and Nathanael Tagg.
Barbara started her adventure in clay 28 years ago and was identified by her hand built featherweight pots and terra sigillata enhanced ceramic clay beads. Her clay work has been acknowledged with awards at Strictly Functional Pottery Nationals and the Pennsylvania Guild Exhibitions in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. She has been published by Lark Books on three separate occasions and her tutorials have been published in Bead Trends Magazine and in Belle Armoire Jewelry.
Today she is a self proclaimed Claysmith by trade, hand forming earthenware, stoneware and paper clay into whatever it wants to be. Making terra sigillata enhanced beads from leftover clay scraps began early on. Then her beads begged to be part of the ceramic forms and Rattles Barbara was making and finally, they grew into their own creative expressions as bracelets, earrings and neckwear.
Barbara continues to offer workshops and classes on numerous Clay Hand Building Techniques, Forming Clay Rattles, Clay to Wear and Making Beads in Clay through galleries, art centers and shops in the tri-state area.
Sandra is an artist and an artist educator. She has over thirty years’ experience working with others in various creative capacities. Her artwork is primarily abstract and composed of intriguing layers, similar to the layers of her life.
Sandra exhibits her work in competitive galleries, art centers, hospitals and universities both locally and nationally. Her work has won numerous awards and is held in private collections. She is a certified K – 12 art teacher and encaustic instructor. Sandra conducts workshops at art centers and in her Woodstown, NJ studio. She serves on several non-profit boards, supporting visual and performing arts and arts education.
Sandra earned her Associates Degree in Visual Communications from the Art Institute of Pittsburgh, her BA in Art and BA in Art Education from Rowan University in Glassboro, NJ. She added a minor degree in Early Italian Renaissance Art History at the Studio Art Center International in Florence, Italy. Most recently, Sandra earned her MA in Art Education from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, PA.