Long X Arts Hosts Gallery Open House, And Ceramic Class July 7

The Long X Arts Foundation is celebrating their newest art exhibition "Flow and Pop," the art of Katie Vasbinder with an open house event on Friday, July 7 from 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. at the Long X Visitor Center and Art Gallery, 100 2nd Ave. SW, Watford City.

Stop in all day to enjoy refreshments and Vasbinder's exhibit featuring large abstract acrylic paintings and ceramic pieces.

In addition, at 5 p.m. the public can enjoy a preview of the upcoming Fargo/Moorhead Community Theater's musical theater production of "The Hello Girls," meet the cast and get your tickets for the Saturday, July 8 showing at the Watford City High School Theater.

Guests then have the opportunity to create their own ceramic bowl with the bubble glazing technique that Vasbinder uses in her art. The Bubble Glazing Class is at 5:30 p.m. and is only $15 for all ages!

Katie Vasbinder is a practicing artist, a licensed architect and a mother. She was born and raised in central Minnesota and currently lives in North Dakota. She works with a variety of, from acrylic paint to ceramic clay and enjoys practicing both art and architecture, believing they dance with each other in her head, taking turns with the lead.

The process-based ceramic pieces in the show are the result of continuous experimenting and play her studio. She enjoys the endless ways you can create with clay and glaze. These pieces are made with marbling glaze through a bubble glaze technique. After a base coat of glaze is applied, a contrasting color is combined with soap and blown into bubbles that pop around the piece, leaving a marbled-like imprint. The result is an organic type of liquid air design. Placed on functional pieces, this technique creates an interesting juxtaposition between the practical and play.

Come and see for yourself! For more information and to register for the bubble glazing class visit http://www.longxarts.com or call Jessie at 701-770-8659.


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