Fiber and clay sculptures featured in Regier Friesen Gallery

Emporia (Kan.) State University art professor Stephanie Lanter communicates connection through sculptures in her show titled “Connectivities,” featured in Hesston College’s Regier Friesen Gallery through Feb. 20.

“I am examining psychological themes of dysfunction, loneliness, and ambivalence often in absurd or humorous ways,” said Lanter in her artist’s statement.

"2 Much"
“2 Much”

Her clay, fiber and mixed media phone-like sculptures, she explained, are symbolic representations of the relationships we have with others and with ourselves.

Lanter received a bachelors degree from Xavier University (Cincinnati, Ohio) and a master’s of fine arts from Ohio University (Athens).

She has taught ceramics and 3-D design at Emporia State University since 2011.

Lanter is also a resident artist at the Red Lodge (Mont.) Clay Center, the Anderson Ranch Arts Center (Snowmass Village, Colo.) and the Mendocino (Calif.) Arts Center, and was the first Archie Bray Foundation (Helena, Mont.) “Jentel Critic at the Bray” in 2004, a residency for writers interested in the ceramic arts.

The Regier Freisen Gallery is located in the Friesen Center for the Visual Arts and is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.