New Visions Gallery ‘Clayworks’ exhibit: History, media, and education
For Hub City Times
MARSHFIELD — New Visions Gallery’s latest exhibit, “Clayworks,” will showcase all things ceramics through exhibits, videos, and hands-on art.
An opening reception will be held Sept. 11 from 1-3 p.m. Professor Anne-Bridget Gary from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point is scheduled to speak. The reception is free and open to the public. Complimentary refreshments will be provided.
“Having studied with Professor Gary as a student, I am looking forward to having her as our guest speaker at the opening reception,” said New Visions Executive Director Bobbie Erwin. “Her knowledge of the history of ceramics as well as her experience working in Japan, China, and Korea will lend itself well to the educational aspect of this exhibit.”
Gary has traveled, worked, and exhibited in the United States and abroad. Her pieces are part of collections in large corporations such as Transco Corporation in Houston and the Kavik Corporation in Amsterdam. She will have works on display in “Clayworks.”
Artists in various ceramic media were invited to submit work for the exhibit. Ceramic artists including Adam Smrcka, Kathleen Rulka, Pamela Johnson-Howe, Tara Ott, Timothy Bergelin, and Katherine Marotz will have pieces on exhibit. Additional artists’ creations as well as work from the New Visions Gallery Permanent Collection will also be on display.
An aspect of the educational component of the exhibit, short videos highlighting various ceramic processes will be available to view in the gallery as well as an area for hands-on art. A display of historical ceramic pieces will also be available to view just outside the gallery in the reception area cases.
School and community group tours are available for this exhibit, made possible in part through a grant from the Wisconsin Arts Board. Interested parties should contact New Visions Gallery to schedule a date and time.
“Clayworks” can be viewed Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., at New Visions Gallery, located in the main lobby of Marshfield Clinic, 1000 N. Oak Ave., Marshfield. Admission is free thanks in part to donations from ART PARTNERS. Exhibit space and other support is donated by Marshfield Clinic.