Feature Articles

September 2013

RedSky Gallery in Charlotte, NC, Features Works by Jan Kransberger, Jenny Mastin and Pam Winegard

RedSky Gallery in Charlotte, NC, will present Three Women, Three Mediums, Three Styles, featuring works by Jan Kransberger, Jenny Mastin and Pam Winegard, on view from Sept. 13 through Oct. 5, 2013. A reception will be held on Sept. 13, from 6-8:30pm.

Glass artist Jan Kransberger creates kiln cast women bedecked in colorful jewels and strewn with flowers. Her work is greatly inspired by nature (including human nature). Not only the sights and sounds, but the emotions nature evokes in us. The themes she pursues or the techniques used for its execution may vary and can represent any current fascination, obsession or concern where the glass merely becomes a vocabulary to express something which often times is difficult to articulate.

Kransberger received her BA degree from the University of Wisconsin, Madison and has continued her studies at Penland School of Crafts (NC) and the Corning Studio (NY). Her work has been exhibited throughout the Southeast. She currently works from her studio in Western North Carolina.

Jenny Mastin is a ceramic sculptor and owner of Jenluma Clayworks Studio in Morganton, NC. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Art Education from East Carolina University’s School of Art and Design and her Masters degree in Art Education from Appalachian State University. Mastin has more than 30 years experience working as a professional artist and art educator of children and adults.

The inspiration for Mastin’s sculptures stem from a longstanding curiosity and interest in anthropology, art, and nature. Each form, whether a totem, mask, shield, body art, or figurine are created as a means of connecting human beings to each other and to the natural and spirit worlds. These works create a sacred communion or dialogue, making it possible to bridge boundaries.

Pam Winegard is an encaustic artist and art educator. Exploring themes of social and cultural subject matter, she turns to the concept of community as the basis for her work. Drawn to the fluidity and transparency of encaustic painting, Winegard creates visual narratives with a tactile and humanistic quality that engages the viewer in a more intimate way. Her choice of imagery investigates gender connections and how roles and relationships are defined.

Winegard received her MFA in Art & Design from Winthrop University concentrating in painting and drawing, graduating in 2011 with highest academic honors. She has been in a number of international, national, and regional juried exhibitions and has been awarded several exhibit honors including Best of Show and First Place awards as well as published in a number of catalogs. Pam lives and maintains a studio in Matthews, NC with her husband.

For further information check our NC Commercial Gallery listings, call the gallery at 704/377-6400 or visit (www.redskygallery.com).

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