SARANAC LAKE - The Adirondack Artists' Guild will present "Totems and Vessels," an exhibit of new work in clay by Mary Lou Reid, for the month of August.
Reid, a potter for more than 30 years, has pushed the properties of clay in creating her upcoming show. As her recurring theme, she has chosen to honor the elements of design found in nature. Reflecting organic forms, she has manipulated both wheel thrown and hand built pieces with abstract, textural surfaces.
In addition to the vessels that Reid has created for the show, she has made totems, objects serving as distinctive, often venerated, emblems or symbols. Inspired by the simple structure of a cairn, a man made stack of stones used as a statement to mark or identify, Reid applies this concept of stacking in her translation of a totem.
An opening reception will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 3 at the Adirondack Artists Guild.The show will run through Aug. 29.
The Adirondack Artists Guild is a cooperative retail art gallery representing a diverse group of 14 artists residing and working in the Tri-Lakes region of the Adirondack Park. The gallery is located at 52 Main St, Saranac Lake, 518 891-2615. Gallery hours are Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday from 10 until 5, Thursday and Friday from 10 until 7, and 11-3 on Sundays. The Guild is on the web at www.adirondackartistsguild.com, and on Facebook at Adirondack Artists Guild.