Gallery to display works of Illinois artist
Wednesday, October 17, 2007
Colpitts’ drawings, “Terra Cotta Fragments,” and ceramics, “Vessel Forms,” both explore the discarded clay pieces from her work on the potter’s wheel. “I believe seeing ‘failures’ or ‘mistakes’ or ‘discards’ not as dead ends but as opportunities for new growth and learning is imperative,” she says. “Reworking and remaking what others perceive as failures or as useless is central not only to the process of making art, but to all of life, learning and—ultimately—to full spiritual maturity.”
A member of Judson’s faculty since 1996, Colpitts is chair of the university’s Department of Art and Design. She also taught at
Colpitts’ art has been included in juried exhibitions in 11 states, as well as in a number of invitational exhibitions.
Colpitts is a member of Christians in the Visual Arts and the Chicago Artists’ Coalition. She serves on the board for the Illinois
The Te Paske Gallery is located in Northwestern’s