|Third Street Gallery features Fargo artist|
On Saturday, Dec. 16, through Jan. 27, Fargo artist Brad Bachmeier will display his raku and low fire ceramics at the Third Street Gallery, 28 Third St. S., Grand Forks. This exhibition will begin with an artist reception Saturday, Dec. 16, at 7 p.m. He will be in attendance to answer questions about his work.
The title of the show, "Embers," refers to the thread that ties the new work to the older traditional raku work that is also presented in this show. The works are various forms of traditional pottery with experimental techniques such as slip-resists, smoking, fuming, pit-firing, horse-hair raku firing, burnishing and bright underglazes. These techniques produce a finished product that is one-of-a-kind, letting the embers of the firing process dictate the exact outcome of the work.
Bachmeier and his wife Susan are originally from Anamoose, N.D. They both graduated from Minnesota State University Moorhead before embarking on teaching careers. They live in Fargo with their three children, Mackenna, Addison and Clay. Brad serves as the art department chair at Fargo North High School as well as an adjunct faculty member at MSUM. He is currently enrolled in the MFA ceramics program at the University of North Dakota. Brad is a founding member of the Fargo Moorhead Visual Artists, a member of the North Dakota Council on the Arts Education Task Force and serves as the cultural arts representative for the Fargo Public Schools Curriculum Council.
Brad's work has currently been collected nationally in 48 states in public and private collections such as the North Dakota governor's mansion. He has won over 20 national best of show and grant awards. His work has been featured in Minnesota Monthly Magazine, the Briar Cliff Review and most recently will be featured on HGTV's "That's Clever" program, February 2007. His work was chosen this year as a Niche awards finalist. Only four wheel-thrown ceramic works were chosen nationally out of over 1,000 entrants.
Third Street Gallery is curated by Rebecca Sefcovic Uglem. The public is welcome to all events. Those wishing group tours, including schools, should contact the Third Street Gallery at (701) 775-5055. There is no admission charge but a $2 donation is suggested for adults and change from children.
For more information call 701 775-5055 or contact www.thethirdstreetgallery.com.