Public Library to Host Reception for Artist Jon Flory Schrock

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A collection of drawings and polyhedra titled Shades of Grey will be on display in the library meeting room from Sunday, March 1 until April 26.  An opening reception will be held for the artist on Sunday, March 1 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. The public is invited to attend the reception for a chance to meet the artist and enjoy refreshments.

The rhythms, designs, and patterns of Africa and the Middle East are a major influence in the work of Jon Flory Schrock, both in his drawings and polyhedra.  The show breaks new ground for the library gallery, including three-dimensional polyhedral, which is defined as an object with many plane faces, typically more than six.   It is a show that is a product of pen, ink, and workshop tools.

“Experimenting with techniques needed for using ink as well as experiences I had in Africa and the Middle East introduced me to Islamic design and patterns,” states Flory Schrock,  “Although I never considered myself a mathematician in school, I enjoyed geometry.  That and Islamic patterns led me to polyhedra.  Combining those with interests in recycling and repurposing led me to experiment with making polyhedra models out of a variety of materials that might otherwise have been thrown away.”

Schrock graduated in 1994 from Manchester College in Indiana, with a BA in Philosophy and Religion. He lives in McPherson and works at Clayworks.

For additional information call the library at 245-2570 or email them at library@macpl.org.

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