Virtual tour of Kristin Pavelka’s exhibit Bohemian at Hopkins Center for the Arts
See Kristen Pavelka’s practical pottery at the Hopkins Center for the Arts, which is now open Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays. The exhibit is called “Bohemian.”
Kristin Pavelka is from Eden Prairie. Her displays at the Hopkins Center for the Arts are throughout the first floor. They are on pedestals and in display cases, so you can get a peek through a window if you are on a social distancing walk through downtown.
“They are meant to be used everyday. There’s a butter barn, she calls it. These forms relate to vernacular architecture. They’re covered in motifs that call to mind the natural world. Flowers are scribed into the vessels and painted with an under glaze,” said Jim Clark, Hopkins Visual Arts Manager.
This “butter barn” is an example of Pavelka’s pottery on display at the Hopkins Center for the Arts.
There’s a variety in the pieces in form, function and size, but they are all unified by palate. The floral motifs are easily identifiable.
They are meant to be functional. She is passionate about them being used,” said Clark. “When using handmade pottery in our everyday lives and our rituals of meal making and consuming her works engage all five senses.”
Pavelka’s exhibition is on display at the Hopkins Center for the Arts through June 20.
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