Global Vanitas artist reception on September 1!
Global Vanitas: My Many Coloured Daze by local Artist Sonya PauKune opens at the Tointon Gallery for Visual Arts, 651 10th Ave., on Friday, September 1. PauKune plans to display 365 different pieces of her multi-media pottery for the public to view and enjoy.
PauKune attended the University of Northern Colorado from 1989 to 1994. She received a Bachelor of Arts in fine art with an emphasis in ceramics and printmaking/book arts. After undergraduate school, she was a graduate research assistant in art history as well as a graduate teaching assistant at Kansas State University where she received a Master of Fine Arts in Ceramics.
From 1998 to 2007, PauKune was an adjunct faculty member in ceramics and art appreciation at Front Range Community College. In 2006, she decided to try primary art education and received her K-12 professional Art Education license. She taught drawing, painting, and printmaking for one year at University High School in Greeley before she joined Aims Community College in 2008.
In addition to teaching art and design at Aims, PauKune volunteers on several boards and committees in the community. She is also the faculty advisor for the Aims Art in Action student club.
The public can attend the Global Vanitas: My Many Coloured Daze artist reception scheduled from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Refreshments will be served. The exhibit ends Saturday, October 7.
The Tointon Gallery, located at 651 10th Ave., features up to twelve changing art shows each year and is open Monday through Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and admission is free. To learn more about the City of Greeley’s public art programs, visit GreeleyArt.com.