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New Kirkland Arts Center Gallery exhibit explores time through ceramics

The exhibit seeks to increase one’s awareness of their surroundings and explore the relationship between different moments in time.  - Nicole Jennings/staff photo
The exhibit seeks to increase one’s awareness of their surroundings and explore the relationship between different moments in time.
— image credit: Nicole Jennings/staff photo

The Kirkland Arts Center Gallery premiered its new exhibition for the summer in July.

“Contemplari,” created by artists Amanda Salov and Kristin Schimik, uses ceramic sculpture and installation art to explore thelinks between different moments in time. The exhibit’s name comes from the word “contemplation,” and is meant toencourage us to slow down, pay attention and observe.

“Through gently and repeatedly constructing elements for an artwork, a clear and empty space can arise, providing aheightened awareness of the beauty of materials and relationships between them,” states the gallery’s description of theshow. “Embracing contemplation and deep listening, the artists in Contemplari work slowly and deliberately to create a rangeof sculptural forms.”

The gallery is open Tuesday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The exhibit runsthrough Sept. 23.

The Kirkland Arts Center is located at 620 Market Street, Kirkland. For more information, call 425-822-7161 or visit www.kirklandartscenter.org.

 

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