8th Biennial State of Clay
May 3 – June 1, 2014
Sunday May 18 Opening Reception 2 – 5pm; Gallery talk w/ Juror, Linda Arbuckle @ 3pm
Gallery Hours: Sun & Tues-Fri 12-4 pm; Sat 10-4 pm; Closed Monday.
The Lexington Arts & Crafts Society hosts new work by 77 Massachusetts clay artists in a juried show.
The 8th Biennial State of Clay celebrates traditional and contemporary vessels, wall pieces ceramic sculptures, and decorative arts. The range of ceramic expression highlights a variety of building techniques and firing methods.
This is the only juried ceramic show that targets clay artists with roots in the Commonwealth. The public has an opportunity to appreciate the breadth of creativity from artists within their own state, to view their thoughts and ideas in clay, and experience the expansive world of the ceramics medium.
In conjunction with awards chosen by the juror, the public is invited to participate in awarding the special “People’s Choice” award by voting for a favorite piece. All works are for sale and must stay on display during the 4-week exhibit period.
Quoting from juror, Linda Arbuckle: “I looked for resolution in the works selected that spoke to the viewer. There are many languages. Some artists make technical excellence sit up and sing, while others use the energy of spontaneous gesture to dance into a viewer’s consciousness. Every rule in art can be broken, if done the right way, and that stepping over the line becomes a part of the message.”
Linda Arbuckle, Professor at the University of Florida School of Art and Art History, has received both a National Endowment for the Arts and Florida’s Individual Artists’ Fellowships. Her work is in the collections of The World Ceramics Exposition Korea International Collection, Inchon, Korea; Archie Bray Foundation, MT; Fredrick R. Weisman Art Museum, MN; Museum of Decorative Arts, Little Rock, AR; Detroit Institute of Art, Detroit, MI; Racine Art Museum, WI; Margaret Harlow Collection, Bemidji, MN.
She will be traveling to Massachusetts to attend the Artists Reception on May 18, and present a juror’s talk. All are invited. She will also lead a majolica workshop at the Lexington Arts & Crafts Society on Saturday, May 17.
Organized by the members of the Ceramics Guild, the gallery sitters are experienced ceramists who look forward to welcoming the public and answering questions.
Free admission. Free parking. Handicapped accessible.