Turns & Choices: Joe Pacheco and Gaylund Stone Exhibition & Reception at Bay West


Bay College West announces, Turns and Choices, an artists’ exhibition featuring the works of Joe Pacheco and Gaylund Stone.

From his studio in the northern woods of Upper Michigan, Joe Pacheco creates many beautiful turns, as functional and decorative art.  A Michigan Artist using Michigan’s hardwoods to bring his creations to your home.  Joe reveals the natural, hidden beauty within re-purposed and rescued woods.  These creative, decorative and functional pieces can accent any home d├ęcor with fine turnings of vases, bowls and beautiful lamps.   He will display many functional pieces such as beautiful rolling pins, cutting boards, bread and cheese boards and a beautiful Shaker style sofa table from solid high figured woods along with other non-functional works.

Dr. Gaylund K. Stone, originally from Willoughby, Ohio, has been at Concordia University Wisconsin since 1991. He has served as Dean of the School of Arts & Sciences since 1998. He received his Ph.D. in Urban Education from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee with a specialization in art education and a minor in philosophy. He holds a M.Ed. degree in Art Education from Southwestern Oklahoma State University and an A.B. in Art and Archaeology from Princeton University. His research interest centers on the relationships between artistic behaviors and cognitive processes and his studio areas are drawing, painting, and stained glass. He teaches a range of studio courses as well as courses in art history, aesthetics, and art education.

Gaylund states, “I‘ve always thought of myself as a painter. I dislike the term "artist." It seems far too pretentious and I’ve probably made more money painting houses than canvasses. Painting has caused me to see more clearly and to feel more deeply than I might have otherwise. In recent years, the demands of life and work have often kept me away from painting but the studio continues to be my place of choice as time permits. Being a painter, however, is not necessarily about making paintings and there is more to life than art. I have four children - Emily, who has gone to be with the Lord; Laura, David, and Matthew. People occasionally ask me or my wife, Terri, if we would like our children to grow up to be artists - our hope is that they grow up to see clearly and feel deeply and that they learn to love and serve God, who has been so gracious to us.”

In addition to his years of collegiate experience, Dr. Stone has taught science at the middle school and high school levels (based on a pre-med program completed while an undergraduate at Princeton); taught high school art; coached tennis; and served as a k-12 Arts Coordinator for the Oklahoma State Department of Education. Dr. Stone and his wife, Terri, have three children, Laura, David, and Matthew.

The public is invited to the reception to meet the artists on Tuesday, October 6th in the Lower Commons of Bay College West from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm.  Refreshments will be served and pianist, Valarie Swanson, will provide music. The Exhibit can be viewed from October 6th through November 23rd at Bay West College’s Upper Commons.
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