March at artZ Gallery to feature 5 area artists
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March at artZ Gallery to feature 5 area artists

Artist Brian Hall uses predominantly reclaimed material to build furniture. Much of it is recovered from his construction business projects, combined with hardwood slabs and branches from the woods surrounding his rural Amery home and shop. Submitted photo 1 / 2 For the month of March, artZ Gallery proudly features five area artists. Joyce Halvorson is the blacksmith at Johnson Creek Forge near Barron. Her love for blacksmithing began 30-plus years ago at a farriers class. Now, instead of forging horseshoes she makes decorative hooks, bottle openers, candle holders and many other items for the home, along with unique sculptural pieces. Wendy Frank Wendy Frank has always been driven by color and has pursued that fascination through many mediums, most recently beaded jewelry, and now hand-raised copper. She started with very simple forms and continues to challenge herself with forming more advanced shapes and sawn patterns. "I’m endlessly fascinated with copper. I love the way it moves. I love the color and oxidation when it is heated. I love the smell of the metal as it heats, the sound of it and the feel of it," Frank said. The next progression was to enameling where she could achieve vivid […]

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