Mark Rittmann and Brice Turnbull March Paquette Gallery Featured Artists "A Moment in Time"

Salida, CO – Mark Rittmannn and Brice Turnbulls’s exhibit at the Paquette Gallery during the month of March is entitled “A Moment in Time”. Rittmannn states, “In our fast paced and hectic world that we live in, we all need a chance to reflect and to slow down. "A Moment in Time", encourages this. It is a collaboration of Mark Rittmannn, ceramic artist and Brice Turnbull, glass blower. This show celebrates the beauty of Chinese and Japanese Gardens. “May you experience tranquility, peace, and the timeless of beauty of art with this show,” says Turnbull.

About Rittmann: Studying with a native potter in Ecuador during his college years solidified Mark Rittmann’s interest in clay. Rittmann enjoyed the fact that one could take the earth, form it, subject it to heat and the result would be a pot. “The possibilities are endless and it merits a life time of exploration,” states Rittmann. Earning a BA in Ceramics from Lewis and Clark College in 1991 was a start and since then Rittmann has shown in galleries around the West and has been a member of numerous clay organizations. In 2008 Rittmann started the Maverick Potter, a full time pottery and gallery located in downtown Salida.

About Turnbull: After blowing glass for 19 years, he is enjoying a new burst of creativity in his solo work and is beginning collaborative works with artists currently (Mark Rittman (ceramic artist) at the Maverick Potter Gallery & Studio in Salida, Curtis Killorn (who painted the backdrop for ‘Meditation in Life’, his piece on display in the Paquette Gallery), Carl Bork (oil & acrylic painter) at the Carl Bork Gallery & Studio in Salida, and Jess Vogel (painter on glass panes) at Art And Salvage Gallery & Studio in Salida). Turnbull meets with clients at their homes to define commissions of custom lighting. To be included in his calendar, email [email protected]. Future plans include installation works, larger lighting assemblies, and collaborations in France and Germany.

An Artists Reception will take place on Friday, March 13 from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. at the SteamPlant Paquette Gallery. Free beer and wine will be provided, as well as appetizers.

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