December 18, 2012 to January 17, 2013
Michael Strescino & Shane Jarrett
paintings michael strescino
Near the end of his teens, Michael left high school and decided to embark on a journey of a lifetime. He postponed college and a career so that he could travel the world. Over the years he has lived in the Hawaiian Islands, road the trains through Europe and spent months in Southeast Asia. He encountered people of all walks of life and developed friendships with individuals who did not share a common language with him. His experiences have helped him develop not only a love for the creative process, but also about the power and importance of craftsmanship. Most importantly he got to know himself better. Now ten years later he is nearly finished with college and pursuing a life in the arts. Currently he lives in Pueblo, Colorado but he is not sure where he will end up.
pottery shane jarrett
Shane Jarrett, a Colorado transplant, moved to Colorado in 1994 to attend college at Colorado State University -Pueblo. While studying under Vicky Hansen, professor of ceramics, he chose pottery as a career. Shane found home at the Clay Pen in Colorado Springs working as a production potter. He then began working with local pueblo artist Ken Williams creating public art, sculpture and Pottery. In 2003 he began his artist in residence at the Sangre de Cristo Arts Center. He taught classes, made work and showed in galleries until 2012. In 1997 he started Jarrett Pottery and focuses on pottery, sculpture and public art.