Fresh Gallery

  • Address : 400 W. Walnut, Springfield, MO 65806
  • Phone : (417) 862-9300
  • Website : www.freshgallery.org
  • Hours of Operation : 11 a.m.-6 p.m. T-Sat; 6-10 p.m. First Fridays

Fresh Gallery presents Featured Artists Dianne Baum and Carl Huser. Dianne Baum has been creating for as long as she can remember.  Her rare ability to be both organized and creative has served her well over the years.  Baum had a 31-year career as a high school librarian and teacher. In those years, she always found herself being called upon to be creative.  From bulletin boards, dance decorations, and t-shirts at school to greeting cards, weddings, and costumes on a personal level, Baum showed a talent for composition, design and color theory. “Experiencing creation is relational just as experiencing art is relational; something that exists between the viewer and the viewed,” says Baum.  Baum says that she hopes the viewer experiences her expression of color, composition, design, movement and words with as much joy as she did in the creation process.  Carl Huser. Huser, a PhD in biology who taught at the university level for 40 years, has worked in wood for most of his life.  His interest in woodturning can be traced back more than sixty years to an old German woodworker who always had time for a curious youngster.  It was in Bruno’s shop that he learned to appreciate and respect the beauty that is found in wood.  Bruno’s reverence for wood turned out to be contagious and since then, he has found wood to supply a respite like none other.  Huser’s main interest is in the turning of vases (hollow forms) and bowls; a blend of form and function.  His material comes exclusively from wood saved from brush piles or landfills.  In salvaging native wood, the finished pieces are inextricably linked to the region and history from which they originated. His objective is to produce a work that demonstrates a high level of craftsmanship with an artistic touch that people would enjoy having in their homes. Huser says, “The challenge for the turner is to find the artistry within and present it for others to experience not only visually but by touching and handling the piece.”

 

Fresh Gallery

Fresh Gallery presents Featured Artists Dianne Baum and Carl Huser. Dianne Baum has been creating for as long as she can remember.  Her rare ability to be both organized and creative has served her well over the years.  Baum had a 31-year career as a high school librarian and teacher. In those years, she always found […]

  • 400 W. Walnut, Springfield, MO 65806
  • (417) 862-9300
  • www.freshgallery.org
  • 11 a.m.-6 p.m. T-Sat; 6-10 p.m. First Fridays