Our October exhibit Being Human, features the ceramic sculptures of Eva Margaret. We asked Eva Margaret our 5 Questions and here is what she had to say….
Describe your work in 15 words or less I create to express different aspects of life that make up what it means to be human and to live as one.
What is the most indispensable item in your studio? I have many necessary items in my studio, but if I had to chose one it would be PC 7 Epoxy. If you need two things to stick together, this is the stuff!
What is your dream project? To work on a collaborative piece with ceramic artist, Tip Toland. Her work is steeped in humanity and communicates what it means to live in our skin. Her mastery with bringing life to clay is astounding.
Who is your favorite artist? It is always hard for artists to pick their favorite artist, but my favorite figurative artist is Adrian Arleo. I appreciate the poetic metaphors she presents; how human forms evolve into something familiar and foreign. Her works explore and communicate ideas that are both personal and universal. These notions of interconnection are as old as time, and still relevant today.
“Being Human” is on display October 9 – November 7, 2017. Join us for a reception for the artist 5:30 -6:30 on October 13th.
Eva Margaret lives and works in rural Willmar, MN. She is the 2013 and 2016 recipient of the Individual Artist Career Grant through the Southwest Minnesota Arts Council (SMAC). Eva’s work has been televised through PBS in Postcards: Arts Along Highway 23 and through SBN TV in The Art Corner. Her work has been written about in Willmar’s Live It! magazine and Stillwater’s Stillwater Living magazine. Eva has exhibited in solo exhibitions at Kaleidoscope Gallery in New London, Minnesota, Minnesota West College in Worthington, Minnesota and Ridgewater College in Willmar, Minnesota. Her numerous group exhibitions include Project Gallery in Stillwater, Oklahoma, Colour Gallery in Tulsa, Oklahoma, an invitation exhibition at Tulsa’s Gilcrease Museum and Oklahoma’s state-wide juried exhibition Momentum. Her work has also been acquired by numerous public and private collections throughout the Midwest.
Eva Margaret received her B.F.A. from Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, Oklahoma.