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Crossings presents first tile exhibition

"Shadow Study No. 1" by Red Wing artist Angela Foley is among featured works in the first tile exhibition at Crossings in Zumbrota.

"No Clay Feet Here," the tile exhibition at Crossings at Carnegie, is on display for August. Fourteen artists are participating.

"The whimsical theme of the exhibition was meant to appeal to artists who work in a multitude of mediums - glass, bronze, wood, stone, mixed media, paper, found object, photographic, plastic, fiber, electronic, and mosaic, as well as the traditional medium of clay," spokesmen said.

Red Wing artist Angela Foley displays her mastery of eclectic firing techniques with a Sagger-fired, atmospheric pair of tiles mounted inside a wine-case shadow box, they noted. Other artists submitted unique works such as a mixed media tile that incorporates pearls, dice, watch faces and miniature cutlery, and a black-and-white graffito on porcelain called "Birdwatch."

Artists answered the call for art as far away as Connecticut and Michigan. Local artists in addition to Foley include Julie DeVetter, Red Wing, and Faye Joyner and Stacy Drenckhahn, both of Zumbrota.

A public reception for the artists will be at 7 p.m. Aug. 7 at the art center, 320 East Ave., Zumbrota. The exhibit may be seen without charge Monday through Saturday. For more information, go online to www.crossingsatcarnegie. com.

Call for art

Crossings officials also put out a call for artists for the annual December show, a juried exhibition titled "Fabrications Six." Open to textile, fiber and jewelry artists, the show is intended to inspire a wide variety of creations from contemporary gallery pieces to wearable art to handcrafted jewelry and ornaments for body and home.

All entries must be original. Submit three to five original pieces, along with the $15 entry fee, to Crossings by Nov. 14. The entry form is available on the Crossings Web site.

Artists chosen for the exhibition may be asked to bring additional pieces for the show, which will run Dec. 1-31. An opening reception will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Dec. 5.