On Tuesday evening, Oct. 20, Michael Maguire will share stories and examples of his work as a potter and ceramist at the monthly GANG (Geauga Arts Network Group) meeting. This educational program, which is free and open to the general public, will take place from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Heinen’s Cafe, 402 Center Street in Chardon. No reservations are necessary. Host for the evening will be Chesterland-based photographer, Frank Fende.
Maguire’s work has been honored for the last two years at the Geauga Council for Arts and Culture’s annual juried art shows. His training has included classes with the Cleveland Institute of Art, Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts and the Penland School of Crafts. In speaking of his work, he explains, “I’ve always loved the varied shapes of pottery. The forms and colors seem endless to me. I like that the process is both predictable and completely unpredictable.”
His pottery is particularly notable for its unique colors and textures, and for the fact that Maguire donates 100 percent of the money earned from selling it to Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital. Maguire’s talk will focus on the techniques and processes he uses to produce his art.
For further information, contact Joanne Durante, 440-729-6481.