NEIGHBORHOOD NOTES | He throws, she weaves: Married artists Dick and Debbie Cooter make a double play at the Raymond Avenue Gallery

Photoillustration from images provided by Raymond Avenue Gallery

Even if they don't practice free love, Two Harbors artists Dick and Debbie Cooper are still hippies at heart: the 60s survivors practice what they describe as "functional folk art" using sustainable, close-to-Gaia materials.

Dick, a potter, toasts his bowls in a 125-cubic-foot kiln that he says, in a press release, he considers "a partner in the work." Debbie, a weaver, recycles clothing into rugs that are "decorative and functional."

The two will be featured in a joint exhibition at the Raymond Avenue Gallery from February 15 through March 22. On opening night from 6:00-8:00, they will appear at a reception to talk about their work and life.

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"Form and Function" by Dick and Debbie Cooter at the Raymond Avenue Gallery

02/15/2013 (All day) - 03/22/2013 (All day)

Although this couple works in different media they share many similar sensibilities.

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Jay Gabler (@JayGabler) is a digital producer at The Current and Classical MPR. He was arts editor at the Twin Cities Daily Planet from 2007-2013.