Crossroads Carnegie Art Center

Crossroads Carnegie
Art Center

The Alchemy of Glee

The Alchemy of Glee

Merrijo Wheaton began her "Scissor Art" journey as a young girl exploring the art world with paper, glue, scissors, and paint. This exploration of her art skills gained her recognition throughout her school years. Her animation blossomed imagination. These vibrant scissor drawings tell the wonderful inspiration of Wheaton's experience from living in the Arizona desert, with many of the scenes depicted in her art reflecting the southwest desert and the people who live there. Amber Day has been a full time potter since 2011 and creates functional mid-range stoneware, pottery that has been fired at high temperatures. These nonporous bowls, cups, and jars are wonderful for everyday use or decorative purposes. With Day's passion for animals her pots have evolved into various creatures that have personality! You can see the character in their faces, the swish of their tails, paws that have explored, the stomping of their hooves, claws that slash, and the flapping of their wings. Pottery has never been more alive! Although, Day's main focus is animal coin banks, you can find many of her bowls, cups, and jars not only at Crossroads Carnegie Art Center, but at several locations in Idaho, including Idaho Made boutique and Mixed Greens gift shop in Boise, and Boise's original farmers' market Capital City Public Market.