MIDLAND − Artist Sandra Eckstein enjoys to perform in oil.
Motorbike fork oil, to be unique. Medium bodyweight, also known as quality B. She mixes it with overglaze powdered paints to paint on tile and other porcelain.
“When I go to a motorbike store and ask for a pair of quarts, I get some bizarre appears to be. I’m not a bike chick,” Eckstein mentioned.
The Field resident has been picked out as the featured artist for this year’s Summer season Gallery of the Midland Arts Council. A variety of her will work, together with acrylics on canvas as well as her porcelain paintings, will be on exhibit to accompany the juried art clearly show July 1-6 in the Atrium of the Lincoln Park Executing Arts Heart in Midland.
The present is open to all spot artists 17 and more mature. Entries framed and completely ready for hanging have been to be delivered Tuesday at Lincoln Park.
Eckstein traded quilt-earning for classes in porcelain portray lessons when living in California. It was there she figured out the trick of mixing motorbike fork oil with overglaze powdered paint. “I’ve been working with it for 30-some many years so I’m relaxed with it,” reported Eckstein.
Painted porcelain objects are fired in a small electric kiln, permanently and durably fusing the graphic into the glazed surface area.
Functions submitted for the Summertime Gallery could not exceed 36 inches substantial or wide. Artists may enter a maximum of a few parts, at a charge of $10 per piece, or $25 for 3 functions.
Queries about the clearly show may well be directed to Evelyn Adams, Arts Council president, at 724-643-9968.
A reception and awards presentation for artists and guests is to precede the show opening.
The exhibit is totally free and open to the public, with viewing from 6 to 8 p.m. day by day July 1-6, except for Monday, when several hours are 1 to 7 p.m.