Dreifuerst: Artist in Residence exhibit in Oct

Painter, potter and art educator Kathryn Dreifuerst was chosen as the Fond du Lac Public Library Idea Studio’s first artist in residence this summer. She had open hours working on projects in the studio and taught art classes to the public.

Works created during her two-month residency will be on display at the library’s Langdon Divers Gallery October 4-31. Included in the show will be her paintings, pottery and a mosaic made from tiles created by the public during her studio classes. The public is invited to a gallery reception 6-8 p.m. Thursday, October 12. Refreshments will be served.

“I brought in a potter’s wheel, clay and ceramic tools. I also brought an easel and canvas, which I never found the time to use on site,” Dreifuerst said. “The public wanted to see me creating on the potter’s wheel. I suppose the action of forming vessels from a wet lump of clay is more appealing than watching my paint dry.

“My best memories of the residency are of the people I met,” said Dreifuerst. “One library regular came and watched and asked questions nearly every time I was there. Three generations of two different families created tiles together. Ages of participants ranged from two to 91.”

The library’s gallery is a showcase for local and regional artists. The space is curated by volunteer artist Mel Kolstad, who can be contacted at [email protected]. Follow gallery exhibits and events at facebook.com/langdondivers.

In the photo: Along with her paintings and pottery, Kathryn Dreifuerst will display a mosaic made from tiles created by the public during her summer residency at the Idea Studio.

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