This is a repeat of a 2004 program of Georgine Clarke interviewing artists Russell Everett and Brad Morton about their backgrounds and art works.

Russell Everett, Roanoke, holds an MFA from the University of Cincinnati, Ohio. He received an ASCA Fellowship in Visual Arts in 1991. Everett is currently an art Instructor for Troy University and in the past was an ASCA artist-in-education for several years at the Alabama Institute for the Deaf and Blind as well as other K-12 public schools. He is a painter but is also well-known for his unique vessel shapes that are carved from soapstone found in the woodlands of Chambers and Tallapoosa Counties. Sticks added to the vases enhance the utilitarian aspect, inspired by walking canes and tools neatly arranged by his grandfather in barrels and large ceramic urns.

Brad Morton studied Industrial Design at Auburn University from 1969 through 1972 before declaring his Art major and subsequently earning his BA from The University of Alabama at Birmingham. He earned his MFA in sculpture from the University of Georgia in 1981. Morton’s preferred materials are bronze, cor-ten steel and stainless steel, and his approach to his work is rooted in the idea of ‘truth to the materials”. Some of his cast bronze pieces tend to be organic, natural forms, while others are models for fabricated pieces that utilize smooth lines, flat planes, and hard edges to convey the contemporary minimalism of the man-made world. He has work in public and private collections throughout the country, and his work is currently on exhibit in Alabama and New Mexico.

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