Join James May North Gallery, 219 State St. in Algoma, for the opening of an exhibition featuring Marshall Maude’s ceramics and Mary Anne Jordan’s textiles. Curated by Jimmy Eddings, the exhibition brings together two of his mentors from graduate school at the University of Kansas. The opening reception will be held Oct. 4, 5:30-8 pm, and the exhibition will be on display through Nov. 23.
Maude is a ceramic artist and University of Kansas associate professor of ceramics who has designed, built and fired in wood kilns worldwide. He has exhibited his work in solo and group shows nationally and in China, Denmark, Korea and New Zealand. In 2013, Maude was an artist-in-residence at the Sanbao Ceramic Art Institute in Jingdezhen, China, and in 2014, at the Guldagergaard International Ceramic Research Center in Denmark.
Jordan is a quiltmaker who both challenges and embraces the traditions of quiltmaking, sewing and contemporary art. Her interest and research in textiles has taken her many places conceptually in her work, and physically in the world. Some of her influences are the appliquéd and embroidered Kuba cloth skirts from Central Africa, the complex weave structures of ancient Peru and the extensive Asian textile traditions and histories.