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Breath, Life & Potent Metaphors Richard Gruchalla & Carrin Rosetti, potters Riki Kölbl Nelson, painter


Aug 18, 2017 to Oct 20, 2017
01:45 PM



Contact: Joseph Brown, 651.644.9200, raymondavegallery@me.com


The Raymond Avenue Gallery is pleased to announce its 2017 third quarter exhibition:


Breath, Life & Potent Metaphors

Richard Gruchalla & Carrin Rosetti, potters

Riki Kölbl Nelson, painter

Friday, August 18 through Friday, October 20, 2017

Opening Reception: Friday, August 18 from 6 to 8 p.m.     


Gallery Hours during this exhibition:         Monday through Friday, 10 – 4 PM

                                                                        Special Saturday  hours:  August 19, September 16, October 14


Raymond Avenue Gallery proudly presents the pottery of Richard Gruchalla & Carrin Rosetti and the paintings of Riki Kölbl Nelson.

Richard Gruchalla & Carrin Rosetti are a husband and wife team. Carrin’s background is as a tapestry weaver  while Richard is a studio potter working exclusively in raku.

Being the trained potter, Richard does all of the throwing and building of the pots while Carrin is involved in the glazing. After the firing, copper wire is added to each piece as a final decorative element.


Richard says:  “Through our work we give a nod to many cultures and styles. Lately we have been introduced to some of the great ceramic designers from the turn of the twentieth century… Fredrick Rhead, Clarice Cliff, Lenore Asbury, Edward T. Hurley, Kataro Shirayamadani, the sublime Adelaide Alsop Robineau, Louis Comfort Tiffany, and those marvelous Saturday Evening Girls from Boston. “



Riki Kölbl Nelson spent her childhood and early adulthood in Grossgmain, near Salzburg, Austria. She has been working as an artist for decades, taking and giving workshops and classes, and exhibiting in personal and group shows here and abroad.

She says:  “I am a visual artist whose work is grounded in painting and drawing. For this exhibit I painted a series of individual doors and gates. Both potent metaphors…open or closed… with or without handle or key … old or new… leading to the past or the future”.


Curated by Kraig Thayer Rasmussen

Photographs are available upon request.


The clay, latex sculptures and paintings of Raymond Avenue Gallery owner and artist,      Joseph G. Brown, will be on view in the lower level gallery.


Raymond Avenue Gallery     761 Raymond Avenue    Saint Paul, MN 55114, 651.644-9200







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