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Come for one, see both

Barry McNamara
02/15/2011
An exhibit of ceramics by Gil Stengel and Yuki Muroe is on display in the Len G. Everett Gallery in Monmouth College’s Hewes Library through March 18.

A gallery talk and reception for the artists will be held on the final day of the exhibit at 2 p.m. in the gallery. The exhibit, talk and reception are all free and open to the public.

In addition to the new exhibit in the Everett Gallery, the public is encouraged to visit the James Christie Shields Collection of Art and Antiquities, which is also located on the upper level of Hewes Library in Gallery 203. The most recent additions to that rotating display are several Persian illuminations and a large painting from India.

While a member of the faculty at Northern Kentucky University last year, Stengel completed several of the works in the Everett Gallery exhibit, which features “gas reduction fired to stoneware temperatures.”

Stengel, who has been a potter since the 1980s, lives and works in rural Boone County, Kentucky, with his wife, Muroe.

“We share a studio and home on five acres with our dogs and chickens,” he said. “Currently, we are beginning work on a two-chamber wood/salt kiln, a project which we expect to spend the year completing.”

The Everett Gallery and Gallery 203 are open Mondays through Thursdays, 7:30 a.m. to midnight; Fridays, 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sundays, noon to midnight.