SPARC, which stands for St. Peter’s Artist Run Community, was born out of the vision of Steve Macias to create a community based ceramic studio. A group of seven ceramic artists and potters work together in a cooperative environment, and gives back to the McKinney community through its partnership with St. Peter’s Episcopal Church and volunteer work on behalf of McKinney Empty Bowls. Each artist creates their own unique work – be it pottery or sculpture – and gains inspiration, support and encouragement from the SPARC community. Members of SPARC include Rachel Reitan, Steve Macias, Minda Macias, Alex Macias, Kathy Kellin, Jennifer Burke & Wayne Batchelder.
The weekend exhibition/sale featured their diverse work – including functional pottery, decorative ceramics, and sculpture – as well as work from friends of the group, including Lor Clark and Valerie Batchelder.