panel of 4 images of art work

October 5 - October 29, 2018
Earth-Sky
Susanne Kübler French and Guest, Ben Serpa
Ceramics and Paintings
Reception: Friday, October 12, 2018, 7:00-9:00 p.m.

The Artery presents "EARTH - SKY" showcasing the ceramics of Susanne French and the paintings of her guest, Ben Serpa. Susanne's ceramics include highly textured vessels and abstract figurative sculpture. Ben's painting of California landscapes merge abstract with representational.
Susanne French sculpture

Susanne French is a ceramic artist who lives and works in Merced, California and teaches Ceramic Art at Merced College. She holds a degree in Industrial Design from "Hochschule fuer Gestaltung" in Offenbach, Germany, as well as a M.A. in Studio Art from California State University, Fresno. Susanne's ceramics include highly textured vessels and abstract figurative sculpture. Her work has been shown in many national and international exhibits

Susanne states, "As a artist and potter, I have had the privilege to celebrate clay, its color, the beauty of form and richness of surfaces, all within a contemporary perspective." Susanne French sculpture

Ben Serpa painting

Ben is a Professor of Art at Merced College. Ben states, "Art is the expression of who the artist is, the way he views his world and relates to the viewer through his art." He believes that art is about doing what you love and he hopes this passion touches the viewer as they see his paintings