What does it mean to be a Master? First, there are years of training to become more than proficient at the craft of making something be it music, writing, dance, or in this case visual art. From an early age the individual has displayed a natural tendency toward expressing themselves with an unusual tenacity for constant challenge to overcome obstacles and exude a high level of ability for problem solving. Today a career is forged with training, usually at the university level or specific art school, and the results are seen in a finely wrought object that yields an exciting experience for a viewer. This program seeks to acknowledge those individuals who have accomplished high honors in their field. Using the Elkhart Juried Regional as a starting point, the Michiana Masters program will annually feature standout, award-winning artists, who have consistently proven themselves and their work to be of a high caliber over many ye

The first Michiana Master to be given this honor is Bill Kremer, Cassopolis, Michigan, who has taught ceramics at Notre Dame University for 47 years. Kremer is the most award-winning artist in the 40-year history of the EJR winning a total of 33 awards including two BEST of SHOW awards.

A ‘spotlight’ exhibit features eighteen examples of his ceramic works including a dazzling sample of his large-scale Sculptural Vessels on display through August 4.

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