Patterns and Colors in Nature, an exhibit of the pottery of Wade Scheel, will be on display at Raymond Avenue Gallery, 761 Raymond Ave., Feb. 19-March 25. An opening reception will be held Friday, Feb. 19, 6-8 p.m. Gallery hours during the exhibit are Monday to Friday, 10 a.m.- 4 p.m., and Saturday, noon- 4 p.m.
Scheel received his bachelor of fine arts from the University of Northern Iowa and master of fine arts from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania.
He is a master potter, glaze chemist and lead potter at Deneen Pottery. He has also been an instructor, studio artist and gallery artist at the Northern Clay Center in Minneapolis and a kiln-building technician with Master Kiln Builders.
“My desire in making art is to bring a little bit of peace into the day of the person who owns it, holds it, or simply looks at it,” Scheel said.
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 during the exhibit.