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Ceramics, with its ancient roots and contemporary innovations, serves as a bridge between tradition and modernity. Ceramic techniques encompass various methods for shaping, firing, glazing, and decorating ceramic objects. In each piece, whether sculpted, thrown, or molded, lies a narrative waiting to be uncovered—a testament to the artist's vision. Whether it's a treasured mug gifted by a loved one that we use for our morning coffee or collections such as Santi Saucedo's scaled figurines inspired by her heritage, ceramics are a part of our personal stories, transforming traditions into modern interpretations.

MAY 31–JUNE 22, 2024

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Events Program Week 3

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exhibition

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Jane Eggers, Feet

[clay] 4 x 7 x 12"

Santi Saucedo, She - An Inescapable Period of Wanting

[clay, glaze, paint, gold, luster] 9 x 8 x 8"

Drawing From the Right Hemisphere — Wednesday, June 19, 1:30–4:30pm

Professional Artistic Critique — Wednesday, June 19, 5:30–7:30pm

Palette: Supper Club “Brazilian Inspired” — Friday/Saturday, June 21/22, 5:30–8pm

The Fred Fried / Marcelle Gauvin Quartet — Saturday, June 22, 7:30pm

Thali Dinner with Chef Nicholas Caplice — Monday, June 24, 6–8pm

Irish Cooking, Stories and Song — Thursday, June 27, 4–6pm

Clay, humble and elemental, reminds us of our connection to the earth and offers a diverse medium for expressing experiences, emotions, and cultural narratives. In this show you will experience how, Sarah Merola "explores the vulnerability and susceptibility of children," in her work, and  David F. Mack's "signature heritage vessels incorporate wheel-thrown human body parts that reflect the underrepresented and the disenfranchised people of color who have impact generations past and present." Neil Grant "combines technical skill with storytelling and humor," and Susan Nowogrodzki creates a wonderfully whimsical piece to be both "functional and fun."

Margaret Henkels, Bottle Sidestep

[ceramics] 7 x 11 x 4"

Corine Adams, Rise From the Ashes II

[ceramics - wood fired, shine glaze] 11 x 11 x 11"

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Jane Eggers, Cutoffs

[clay] 5 x 14 x 11"

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Beyond their aesthetic appeal, these works invite us to contemplate themes of identity, memory, and the human experience. Moreover, this Exhibition highlights the enduring relevance of ceramics in contemporary society. It reflects on the passage of time, as each piece bears the imprint of its maker's hands and the journey it has undertaken. Through this exhibit, we invite you to engage with ceramics' tactile nature and reflect on the universal themes that connect us all.

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"I believe in the transformative power of art.  I am intrigued by how our environment affects how we thrive or struggle. As a ceramic artist, my work uses texture and form to reflect on this concept. In addition to my studio work, I advocate for non-profit arts organizations working to ensure that art is accessible to everyone." 

                             Anne Thiam, artist and Guest Curator

Heather Kaplan, Lorn Vermin

[ceramic] 8 x 8 x 12"

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participating artists

Beatrice Abbott

Corine Adams

Madeleine Bertrand-Gerndt

Danielle Bewer

Lee Bolt

Nora Cannon

George Dery

Jane Eggers

Neil Grant

Margaret Henkels

Yve Holtzclaw

Heather Kaplan

Brandon Lowery

David Mack

Kylie Marden

Amalia Mermingas

Sarah Merola

Susan Nowogrodzki

Rylie Paull

Nila Petty

Jocelyn Russell

Santi Saucedo

Mary Shea

Penny Shuman

Naomi Teppich

Lars Westby

Amy Williams

Junhao Wu

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