In addition to ceramics, teaching the whole gamut of drawing, design, printmaking and watercolor classes expanded Susan’s technical skills and understanding of the (non-clay) art world. “You preach long enough, you believe.” Walk around this show; wherever you see hands, remember: she taught life drawing. Looking at the platters Yellow Bulbs and Hearts is Hearts B/W as reflections of her woodcut classes. Add Lou’s Chair in Perspective and she sees the trail of her trials teaching Drawing 1 over and over.
See Susan McGilvrey’s Retrospective Exhibition, curated by UNL professor emerita Gail Kendall, which opens September 6 and continues through October 26 at the LUX Center for the Arts located at 2601 N. 48th Street, Lincoln, NE 68504.