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LODESTAR 2nd Opening @ Schack 10/15!

Sending our very best wishes as we collectively navigate new waters and unexpected storms literally and metaphorically.  These are curious and difficult times!  If you need an escape, let us tell you what we have been up to:

We have been busy!  Working through Spring and Summer to launch our solo installation/exhibition in Schack Art Center’s beautiful 1000 + sq. ft. exhibition space with 16 detailed sculptures including image, glass and steel fully engaged our senses and now, after four days of installation, our show is on, having opened last Thursday with the Harvest Moon.  

We have added a second opening on Sunday, October 15, 2 – 5, and will host a walk-thru/discussion beginning @ 3.  Contemplating our minimal use of color in these works and backing several with the color of midnight, we have stories & discoveries to share.  And we invite your discoveries as you experience this unique installation that includes revisits to our earliest collaborative efforts and our latest work with image in blown glass.

No RSVP necessary … hope to see you and please spread the word!

PS.  You can access our Artist Statement for Lodestar here

Autumn Art News

Art AIDS America
Tacoma Art Museum

David Wojnarowicz, Untitled (Bufflaoes), 1994

David Wojnarowicz, Untitled (Bufflaoes), 1994

“Art AIDS America is an epic and a national treasure. “  Jen Graves, The Stranger, 10/07/15

“I have never been to a show where I have wanted to read everything.  Suddenly, it was closing time … I couldn’t believe I had been there that long.”  Jeanne Brennan

Rock Huschka, lead curator of Tacoma Art Museum, has been working on this show for a decade with his co-curator Jonathan David Katz.  Arts AIDS America is a gathering of artworks that tell the story of the reality and horror of death in America in the 80s and 90s, and is a vision Hushka had as an art student in the 80s.  It is a must-see.  Closing date:  1/10/16

Show your support of this critical and vital exhibition here.

SOFA Chicago
November 5 – 8

"Himba Blue" 2015 Original image, screen-printed, kiln-fired, blown and sandblasted glass; ferrous and non-ferrous metals 20" x 19" x 5"

“Himba Blue” 2015
Original image; screen-printed, kiln-fired, blown and sandblasted glass; ferrous and non-ferrous metals
20″ x 19″ x 5″

Thank you to Duane Reed Gallery for showing three new works from our Himba Portrait series at SOFA Chicago.  We hope to see you there!

Mace & Kirkpatrick
Every Soil Bears Not Everything

"Making Before Meaning: Paintbrush Group" 2007 Glass, wood, sisal, dye, steel Purple brush: 77 x 16 x 10

“Making Before Meaning: Paintbrush Group” 2007
Glass, wood, sisal, dye, steel
Purple brush: 77 x 16 x 10

Museum of Glass opened “Every Soil Bears Not Everything“, a major review of Flora’s and Joey’s careers, which now span thirty-six years. This survey exhibition highlights their prolific bodies of work and is accompanied by an extensive publication.  Thru May 15, 2016.  Hat’s off to you both!


Pohlman Knowles @ SOFA Chicago, Nov. 7 – 9

Celadon Himba
Original photography; screen-printed, kiln-fired, blown, sand-carved glass; steel
18 x 13 x 3.5

Cottonwood with Corvid
Original photography; screen-printed, kiln-fired, blown, sculpted glass; steel
24 x 14 x 3.5

Memory’s Ghost
Original photography; screen-printed, kiln-fired, blown, glass;  steel
16 x 16 x 4

If you are heading to SOFA Chicago as we are, we invite you to visit The Duane Reed Gallery and view the work manifested from our Museum of Glass residency in August, 2014.  Hope to see you there!


Pohlman Knowles at the Museum of Glass – Results!

Great work by the hot shop team and hearty preparation by us resulted in an exciting and successful residency earlier in August at Museum of Glass.  Big thanks to the team led by Niko Dimitrijevic and to our residency sponsor Becky Moores.

Also a shout out to filmmaker Derek Klein:   “A common misconception – when talking about the works of Jenny Pohlman & Sabrina Knowles – is that the work focuses solely on Africa.  Working closely with the the artists over a full week, I was able to hear directly from the source.  I see these two as journalists, with a writing style of ‘choose your own adventure.’  Truly inspiring people.”  Back at you, Derek, and big thanks.

Check out his documentary short assembled during our residency & look for our finished new works during SOFA Chicago at Duane Reed Gallery.

Happy September & hope to see you in Chicago!