Exhibit – Cooperative Works by Kevin Russell & Richard Paldino
09/29/2017 - 11/26/2017
301 W. Main St Troy, Ohio 45373 (937) 339-0457 www.TroyHayner.org
Artists Reception, Sunday, October 1 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Ceramic artists Kevin Russell and Richard Paldino have been working with the medium of clay for more than 80 years combined. Over the past several years, the two artists have combined their talents to create Cooperative Works by Kevin Russell & Richard Paldino. In this team effort, one artist begins a pottery piece and then turns the work-in-progress over to the other artist who completes the creative process. Each finished cooperative piece demonstrates the trust and confidence between Kevin and Richard as they are inspired by each other’s creative energy to produce new and exciting ceramic works of art. This exhibit will feature cooperative, as well as individual works by Kevin Russell and Richard Paldino.
In the late 1960s, young Richard Paldino began his studies of fine art at the Dayton Art Institute. He continued his education at Wright State University, where he earned a Bachelor’s degree in art education. Richard’s pottery professor, Chris Shatsby still influences his work today. Paldino has worked as an art teacher and a fine artist. His work has been exhibited in many regional galleries and craft shows. He has been a practicing potter with a studio in Troy, Ohio for more than 15 years.
Kevin Russell is a native of Columbus, Ohio. He earned a B.A. in art education from the University of Findlay and a M.F.A. in ceramics from Fort Hays State University in Kansas. Kevin has been teaching art at his alma mater, Westland High School, for 20 years. “My work reflects my life experiences,” states Kevin Russell. “I am an active vessel; adding to the vessel daily experiences in technique, teaching, and life. I draw from this in every form I create. I am trying to recreate the beauty of life. Some vessels take on a life of their own.”
For more information call 937-339-0457 or visit www.TroyHayner.org.
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