Patricia Sundgren Smith and Diane Sonderegger
Featured Artists for April 2018
Afternoon Reception: Sunday, April 15th, 3 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Music by Howdy Emerson
Patricia Sundgren Smith will be showcasing a large, Asian-inspired collograph, as well as four linocuts. She created the collograph “Red Bamboo” by printing a plate onto which various items were glued, resulting in a 3D effect. She enhanced the print by adding layers of Japanese papers and blind embossments. Her linocuts on display continue the Asian theme with depictions of koi, dragonflies and Japanese umbrellas.
In celebration of Godwit Days, Patricia will also be exhibiting her latest bird-themed artwork at the Arcata Community Center during the annual event, as well as at Trinidad Art Gallery. This year’s Godwit Days will be a particularly special event for Patricia, as she was selected to create the official Godwit Days artwork, which is featured on the poster and website.
Diane Sonderegger: "As a way of getting through the rainy gloomy Humboldt winter, I have been making things that remind me of spring. Easter bunnies, little turtles, slugs and assorted wine stoppers. No serious message here. Just have a good time!
My work these days is all high fired stoneware or porcelain. Not much raku going on. Just a different way of firing and glazing that I want to explore. So be a little frivolous and enjoy these pieces."