ONE OFF, An Exhibit Celebrating Stifel Artists-in-Residence
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"ONE OFF" Presented by Stifel Artists-in-Residence Opening Reception

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Join us from 6-9pm Friday, June 14 at Clientele for the opening reception of “ONE-OFF,” an exhibit celebrating and showcasing the 2024 Stifel Fine Art Center’s artists-in-residence.

This diverse collection features work by sculptor and jewelry maker Diana Laura, printmaker Frances Metcalf, and stained-glass artist Kellie White.

Curated by the artists, the show represents each artist’s current body of work, including new art created during the three-month residency as well as a collaborative piece titled “Moving Pieces.”

The exhibit is on display at Clientele through June 30. Gallery hours are Friday and Saturday 5-10pm and Sunday noon-6pm.

Under the direction of Stifel Fine Arts Center director Rick Morgan, the Stifel Artist-in-Residency program supports emerging artists as they develop their practice, build teaching skills, and engage with the community. The residency provides an artist stipend, studio space, material allowance, and professional development for artists.

EQT and the Elizabeth Stifel Kline Foundation sponsor the Stifel Artist-in-Residence Program.

About the Artists-in-Residence

Frances Metcalf

“I’m a self-taught abstract artist focusing on printmaking and encaustic painting. My goal as an artist is to capture the colors of nature and shapes of common objects that exist in the world I see around me. My creativity is limitless. I use it wherever and however I find it. Each finished piece is an individual and artful expression of what I see, feel, and remember. I am an artist – free to create as I see fit. I strive to make art through the power, gifts, and talents that God has given me. I yearn to be faithful to the inner me, the person who feels more comfortable creating than doing anything else in this world.

I also want to share my original art with others. All humans are connected to the creative spirit within. With gentle guidance and instruction, it is possible for all to make art … even those who have never before believed in their own ability to do so. I create art to express myself. I pray that my art will help others to learn to express themselves, too.”

View Frances’ work on her website.

Diana Laura

“My body of work focuses on process-oriented techniques and how new designs challenge my skills and limitations. Though my work used to have a symbolic meaning, I now strive for a more visual appeal using those same subjects. To execute my designs, I employ subtractive methods, utilizing manual techniques to remove copper, wood, and stone. For instance, I carve wood and stone with a chisel and hammer. I aim to maintain a traditional approach by minimizing my use of power tools. Despite technology changing the art-making process, my copper work stands out due to its intricate and detailed designs that are executed using an 8-inch jewelry saw. This technique often surprises those who have the opportunity to view my work in person.

As I continue to grow and learn, I aspire for my pieces to evolve into striking sculptures that showcase my creativity, craftsmanship, and process-oriented techniques. Ultimately, I hope that my compositions will speak to people in a way that words cannot.”

View Diana’s work on her website.

Kellie White

“I have flirted with many artistic mediums, but only fallen deeply in love with one – stained glass. The rules of glass made sense to me early on, and once I grasped them, I then decided to break them. My art is youthful and playful, its subject matter and style is sometimes surprising in its unseriousness, all while still utilizing the materials and methods of traditional stained-glass art.

Traditionally, stained glass is reserved for religious subjects, and the homes of wealthy patrons. I incorporate flowers and snakeskin and gold leaf. I enjoy packing dense colors and textures into my artwork to explore movement and fluctuation. I see everyday objects as worthy of exploration in glass. I heavily utilize painted and fired glass to explore depth and personalization in my artwork. The beauty of glass as a material and the purity of the light it transmits, is a counterpoint to the subjects I explore. Our everyday world and its objects become more beautiful as they are rendered in glass.”

Follow Kellie on Facebook to view her work.

About the Stifel Fine Arts Center

Housed in the historic Edemar Mansion, the Stifel Fine Arts Center is a treasure trove for artistic expression and personal fulfillment. As a public arts center, the community can enjoy our galleries, classrooms and performance spaces. Artists, art lovers, students, educators and families gather here to connect and engage in creative pursuits.

Tour our art galleries and see the work of local, regional and national artists. You can take a class in painting, pottery, jewelry making and more. Our classes and workshops provide knowledge and tools to explore the visual arts.

Attend a jazz concert, wine tasting or craft beer event. The elegant setting is ideal for date nights and evenings out with friends.

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Time

June 14, 2024 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm(GMT-04:00)

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Clientele

43 15th Street

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