Moore’s artwork to be featured

“Lady in the Moon” by Shannon Moore is one of the works that will be on display at The Playground this month. Courtesy photo

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The Clayground in Winters will be hosting an opening reception for June 2018 Gallery artist Shannon Moore on Saturday, June 2, from 6-8 p.m. There will be live music and refreshments will be served. The reception is free and open to the public.

“Storytellers” is a series of images created using a combination of pyrography – the controlled application of heat to make burn marks, a propane torch, and fire to create these works on wood. After the “drawing” is finished, various waxes, inks, and gold leaf are applied. The completed works area then varnished with a high-quality UVA/UVB protectant.

Moore’s love of mythology, folklore and forgotten history is infused in the figures that she creates. She is often inspired when watching people, and to capture the essence of the real she refers to anatomical illustrations, photography, and literature. What arises are the Storytellers: grounded in a timeless moment of reflection and solace.

There is splendor in everyday struggles and wonder in the visible and invisible worlds. The notion that the individual journey is universal yet unique connects the Storytellers from the past to the future.

Life is fleeting, ever changing and magnificent. The human form is a mirror and a marker of who we are and where we come from. It is dynamic and impulsive, yet poignant and introspective in its struggle to be. Moore’s work is a human narrative, built on myth, fable and folklore and sifted through her own senses.

“Storytellers” will be at The Clayground Gallery for the entire month of May and can be seen during regular business hours, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday. The Clayground will also be open from 6-9 p.m. on Friday and Saturday nights beginning in June.

For more information about The Clayground Gallery Show or upcoming classes, visit



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