Gallery Walk Opening: Moments, by Mercedes Muñoz
Join us at the Juneau-Douglas City Museum for an opening reception of Moments by local ceramicist, Mercedes Muñoz, during Gallery Walk on December 1, 2017, from 4:30-7:00 pm. This event is free. The ceramics on exhibit will be for sale.
Mercedes Muñoz, local ceramicist and Interim Gallery Director at the Canvas, will display a solo artist exhibit at the City Museum during the month of December 2017. Ms. Muñoz incorporates her love of drawing and sketching into her functional porcelain forms through the use of decals, gold luster, and carving techniques. Ms. Muñoz completed her BFA in Studio Arts with an emphasis in ceramics at Montana State University.
Ms. Muñoz describes her work: “All the imagery transferred onto my pots are sketchbook drawings. Some are gestural, while others are more detailed, reflecting the moment I was trying to capture. I chose the title Moments because this body of work was not as much about my time at the wheel creating forms, but more about emphasizing sometimes simple, yet memorable, moments. The subject matter varies from people I encounter, to my dogs and, most commonly, plant life (really anything that makes its way into my sketch book, which is on me at all times). I draw plant life the most because it's my only subject that doesn't move.”
Additionally, local artist, Barbara Craver, will be selling her calendar again this year. Calendars will be available for purchase at the Juneau-Douglas City Museum gift store.
The Juneau-Douglas City Museum fosters among its diverse audiences an awareness of Juneau's cultural heritage, values and community memory so we may draw strength and perspective from the past, inspire learning, and find purpose for the future. As a public trust, we collect, preserve, interpret, and exhibit those materials that document the cultures and history of the Juneau and Douglas area.
The City Museum is located at 4th & Main Streets, and our phone number is 586-3572. Fall/Winter Hours are Tuesday-Saturday, 10am-4pm. Admission is free during the month of December thanks to a generous donation by Michelle and Robert Storer.