An exhibit of work by David Brackett, Cathy Broski and Danny Meisinger.
David Brackett, Lawrence, Kansas, received his MFA in textiles, with honors, in 1990 from the University of Kansas. He attended the University of Michigan from 1979 to 1985, where he studied weaving and fabric design, and art history. Before joining the School of the Art faculty at The University of Kansas in 2002, Brackett was an assistant professor at the Clarion University of Pennsylvania. He also taught at the University of North Texas, Skidmore College, NY, and the Kansas City Art Institute, MO. He has shown his work at various exhibitions, including the Lancaster Museum of Art, Lancaster, Pennsylvania; the Yeiser Art Center, Paducah, Kentucky; the Rice Gallery at the Albany Institute of Art History, Albany, New York; the Society of Arts and Crafts, Boston, Massachusetts; and Kyoto City Museum, Kyoto, Japan.
Cathy Broski, Kansas City, Missouri, received a BFA from the Kansas City Art Institute in 1990, and has worked in the ceramics field in many capacities-including teaching classes and workshops and exhibiting her work at galleries and art shows. Her work is steeped in archetypal and personal symbolism including figures, houses, boats and pottery are all vessels to contain things we hold dear, and sometimes those things we would cast off. Broski chooses these forms to work with because they have several levels of meaning and finds them intriguing to explore.
A native Kansan, Danny Meisinger was raised on a farm in the Gardner area and graduated from Gardner High School in 1984. As an alternative to an advanced biology class he enrolled in his first high school pottery class. At the time he had no idea it would lead to one of his chosen professions, but he did realize something in school had finally piqued his interest. After graduation his interest in ceramics grew into a desire to study ceramics more seriously, which lead him to take classes at Johnson County Community College and the University of Kansas. Upon completing several courses he left college to start his own business as a potter. Armed with desire and enthusiasm, he set up his SPINNING EARTH POTTERY studio in an old horse barn in Spring Hill, Kansas, and started making pots.
February 5 - May 22, 2011