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Pottery, paintings on display

September 18, 2019

Barry Bernstein and Michael Reynolds have their art presented at Olivet College’s first exhibition of the 2019-20 gallery schedule. 

 

A reception was held on Aug. 31, and the exhibit will be featured through Sept.26.

Art Professor Thia Eller said, “The (reception) show was well attended even though it was Labor Day weekend.”

 

Bernstein, a pottery maker, has specialized in making raku for 35 years. In his artist statement he said, “I believe my pieces reflect the hues and the forms of our Upper Peninsula environment.”

 

Reynolds is an alum who studied art at Olivet College before working at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. 

 

“The paintings in this show constitute the results of my first concerted effort to learn about color—it’s science, terminology and application,” Reynolds said.

 

When asked about his goals with the art exhibit, Art Professor Gary Wertheimer said, “I want to show a variety of work, expose the campus to all different types of art work….Their works complement each other,” Wertheimer said. 

 

The display is located in the Riethmiller Blackman Art Building. The gallery is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. and is free and open to the public. 

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