Viewers will discover each artist has a strong connection to the tradition of her craft. With reverence for materials, unique visual languages, and commitment to process Wendy and Teresa create objects that are authentically fresh and contemporary.
Describe your work in 15 words or less.
Teresa: My work combines traditional woodworking and basket weaving technique to create contemporary craft-based sculptures.
Name one art and non-art influencer of your studio practice.
Wendy: Wrought Iron is a huge influence, I really enjoy how it flows and fits together. Antique store dishes, I love finding pieces that are for something we don’t often use anymore (like castors or pickle jars)
What item in your studio can you NOT live without?
Wendy: A nice, fat brush for applying my terra sigillata
Teresa: A sharp chisel
What informs your work/where do you find your ideas?
Wendy: Antique stores!
Teresa: My work is informed by nature, historical craft objects, and my own experiences in the world.
What do you like to do outside of your studio time?
Wendy: Drink beer, play cards, cook, go on adventures (in no particular order)
Teresa: I enjoy reading, writing, studying Japanese language, and writing Wikipedia articles.
Recent works by Wendy Thoreson and Teresa Audet are on view June 4 – July 3, 2019
Join us for a free gallery talk and public reception for the artists June 5 from 5- 6:30 pm
2019 Visual Arts Exhibition Sponsored by
and by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Southwest Minnesota Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.