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Artist Bruce Stebner


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Biography


Bruce tells people he was born with crayons in his hand, and that isn’t far from the truth. His first memories recall drawing on rolls of paper stretched across the living room floor. By the time he was a teenager, Stebner was making pottery with the potter’s wheel and kiln his father built for him. After completing a BFA at Kent State University, he served as an interpretive craftsman, demonstrating historic pottery practices in the museum world. It was preparation for his thirty-plus year career as a studio potter. Over 18 years ago, his career shifted to two-dimensional art, when a commission for architectural ceramic accents lead to painting murals. Itinerant mural painting about the United States led to painting in oil, a passion which now consumes his creative energy.
 
Stebner's work has been featured in Country Living, Country Home, The Cleveland Plain Dealer, the Akron Beacon Journal, and the Chicago Tribune. His pottery has been shown and sold at galleries across the United States, including the Mansfield Art Museum, Akron Art Museum, and the Museum of American Folk Art, New York. Although his paintings have been handled by galleries around the country and shown in regional art exhibits, Bruce finds it most rewarding when he can personally facilitate people like you to collect his art.
 
An avid traveler, Stebner has taught and conducted Artistic Adventures about Europe, focusing on the French countryside. He had his first international one-man-show in 2015 in the southwest of France. At home, Bruce paints and teaches from his studio in Akron's Highland Square and serves as president of the Akron Society of Artists.
 
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