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Russel Ferguson and Shane Lutzk: Clay, Lines and Fire

September 1, 2017 - December 16, 2017

Russel Ferguson and Shane Lutzk: Clay, Lines and Fire

Shane Lutzk studied with, and was mentored by Professor Russell Ferguson at the Kansas City Art Institute. Through their study and discussion on artistic philosophies, Russell and Shane discovered a genuine creative connection. Russell and Shane also discovered a personal level connection through Shane’s cousin, Ted Seligson. Ted was best friend’s with Russell’s father, Ken Ferguson.

The Ferguson-Lutzk collaboration further developed when Shane entered graduate school at Arizona State University. Shane’s ceramic work incorporated influences of Arizona’s extraordinary landscapes. Russell and Shane discovered as a team, how Russell’s artistic expressions through his intricate drawings, integrated with Shane’s ceramic vessels, into unified artistic messages that are powerful. This collaboration expresses the narrative between the landscape and figures, and needs to be shared. The forms Russell and Shane created are featured by sitting on uniquely designed wooden structures, further expressing their messages.

Russell and Shane enjoy their close friendship, and creating this unique collaboration to communicate their artistic philosophies, has been a fantastic experience.


September 1, 2017
December 16, 2017
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