Gallery Exhibit Features Ceramics by Jeffrey Oestreich
Date: September 10 - October 10, 2015
Times: Exhibit runs through Saturday, Oct. 10. Gallery reception with artist's talk is set for 7-9 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 16.
Location: Eide/Dalrymple Gallery
Ticket Info: The exhibit, artist's talk and reception are free and open to the public.
The Eide/Dalrymple Gallery will present Ceramics by Jeffrey Oestreich beginning Thursday, Sept. 10, through Saturday, Oct. 10.
A gallery reception was held on Wednesday, Sept. 16, with an artist's talk beginning at 7:30 p.m.
"Functional beauty is the subject of Oestreich’s work and drives his process," said Dr. Lindsay Twa, director of the Eide/Dalrymple Gallery. "Oestreich’s functional forms — bowls, creamers, vases, yunomi teacups — are meant to be appreciated as a part of the everyday home. He creates his work on the potter’s wheel and then alters the forms using a variety of techniques inspired by ceramics from around the world and across time — from the Far East and Islam, to the craft tradition of England and modern Art Deco."
Oestreich was first introduced to ceramics as an undergraduate by studying with the legendary Warren MacKenzie at the University of Minnesota. Following his BA, he was an apprentice to Bernard Leach at St. Ives in Great Britain for two years. He returned to Minnesota in 1971 and maintains a highly prolific studio in Taylors Falls. In addition to exhibiting and lecturing throughout the United States and abroad, he has work included in numerous prestigious collections, including the Victoria and Albert Museum, the Kansas City Museum, the Taipei Fine Arts Museum, the Los Angeles County Museum, and the American Museum of Ceramic Art, Pomona, California.
The Eide/Dalrymple Gallery at Augustana is located on Commons Circle (30th Street and Grange Avenue), in the Center for Visual Arts. The gallery is open to the public and free of charge. Hours are Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday noon to 4 p.m.