Optical Chronicle IV

Anita Powell, Easy to Understand Illustrations: Cutting, low fire clay, glaze, underglaze, 2007
Anita Powell
Easy to Understand Illustrations: Cutting
low fire clay, glaze, underglaze; 2007
Museum Purchase made possible by Tom & Sue Tallman, Museum of Nebraska Art Collection

Author Henry M. Sayre in his book A World of Art discusses the various roles of the artist in society. He identifies four roles; the fourth is how artists make functional objects and structure more pleasurable and elevate them or imbue them with meaning. These identified roles provide viewers with a touchstone through which they can then begin to interpret the work. This exhibition is the fourth and last in a series of exhibitions, each dedicated to one of Sayre’s four guiding principles.