Kelly Detweiler's work is varied in content and in media. Having started as a ceramist, the mentality creating multiple objects still resonates in his work. The floral and landscape imagery often refer back to his childhood in Colorado and to his extensive travels as an adult. The overriding sense of the work is a fun loving and optimistic approach to making art and experiencing the world around us. Currently he is a Professor of Art at Santa Clara University where he has taught for past 30 years. He has studied with a veritable who's who of California Art, including Arneson, De Forest, Neri, Thiebaud, Saunders, Bailey, Ramos, just to mention a few.Opening reception with live music and refreshments 11/8/2013 7:00pm-10:00pm
Kelly is a Professor of Art at Santa Clara University where he has taught for the past 30 years. He served as Chair of the Department for more than ten years and helped make the Department one of the best departments amongst liberal arts universities of it’s size. He has shown extensively in the area and has also had opportunities to exhibit in Korea, Japan, Italy and Germany over the past 20 years. His work can be found in many private collections and in public collections including the Microsoft Collection, the De Saisset Museum, the Triton Museum, the Skowhegan School Collection, and the Nelson Collection at UCD.
Kelly was selected as the 2012 Artist Laureate by the Silicon Valley Arts Council in the “On the Wall” category. Kelly was also part of the Davis Mural Team in 2012 and created a large mural on the main Post Office in Davis. He is the owner and sole proprietor of YE$ Industries, which is a small art making enterprise, which provides luxury items for those who can afford them. Although the company has never made an actual sell they are dedicated to their company plan of making millions.
As a student at California State University at Hayward and then at U.C. Davis he had the opportunity to study with a veritable who’s who of California Art, including Arneson, De Forest, Neri, Thiebaud, Saunders, Bailey, Ramos just to mention a few.