Saturday, January 31, 2015
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Greenscapes: Of/In/From the Garden
An exhibition of work inspired by the garden and its accoutrements
Opening Reception: Saturday, January 31, 6-8pm
Clay Art Center is pleased to present Greenscapes: Of/In/From the Garden, a national invitational exhibition of functional and sculptural objects of and for the garden by over 60 artists. Greenscapes will be exhibited from Saturday, January 31- March 21, 2015, with an opening reception on Saturday, January 31, from 6-8pm. This exhibition will highlight the relationship between ceramics and the garden and will keep the memory of spring alive in the gallery though temperatures might drop in the snowy northeast.
The garden draws nature into relationship with people. It is no longer a wild thing but tamed, nurtured and cultivated for harvest. Just as ceramics are global, so is agriculture. Agrarian societies and ceramics share technology, materials and objects, their histories are intertwined. From agriculture to English gardens to houseplants, artists will explore nature and its taming. Artists will describe the tenacious nature of weeds, the implements of urban gardening, food that grows in gardens and its presentation once harvested, composting, and cut flowers. This exhibition will feature functional objects by over 60 contemporary ceramic artists with which to display the harvest of flowers, ceramic garden furniture, fountains, rain barrels, water filters, bird baths, bird houses, watering cans, buckets, baskets and things with which to collect the harvest as well as garden sculptures.
In conjunction with Greenscapes, Clay Art Center will explore clay and its relationship to the garden in a series of educational programs. Maryland Artist Deborah Bedwell will present a two-day workshop entitled Container Gardens: Planters for Succulents, Bonsai & More on Saturday and Sunday, January 31 – February 1 Fee: $200 members. Ron Geibel will teach a six week class in making terra cotta planters called Home Grown on Friday mornings. Our Saturday Drop-in classes will feature garden themed projects for the duration of the exhibition.
Each year, CAC hosts a themed national invitational that showcases the breadth and depth of what is happening in the realm of functional and decorative ceramics. This year the theme allows for the idea that sculpture is in and of itself functional in a garden setting. This year the garden theme expands to include sculptural objects as well, for what is a garden without the fantasy, whim or the narrative aspects that representational work can convey? Greenscapes and its concurrent events combines familiar forms and artistic voices with the results of those who branched out. Simultaneous events will allow participants and community members to become immersed in the narrative of the garden.
Participating Artists: Joan Bruneau, Sunshine Cobb, Sally Aldrich, Keiko Ashida, Posey Bacopoulos, Parviz Batliwala, Deb Bedwell, Robert Bello, Dalia Berman, Monique Brooks, Cory Brown, Julie Buyon, Jeanne Carreau, Ben Carter, Rebecca Chappell, Jennifer Cherpock, Blair Clemo, Jane Cohen, Chandra DeBuse, Susan Dewsnap, Kim Dickey, Kelley Donahue, Paul Donnelly, Lindsey Francis, Ron Geibel, Carol Gouthro, Mel Griffin, Ursula Hargens, Robin Henschel, Beth Herod, Debra Holiber, Rebecca Hutchinson, Reena Kashyap, Beth Kattleman, Sarah Koster, Martina Lantin, Denis Licul, Loren Maron, Deborah Mawhinney, Leigh Taylor Mickelson, Lori Mills, Bob Miranti, Rimmie Mosley, Sally Ng, Matt Nolen, Helen Otterson, Joe Pintz, Brenda Quinn, Don Reynolds, Marilyn Richeda, Harriet Ross, Lily Schor, Roberta Shapiro, Gabrielle Sia, Hal Silverman, Tamar Sobol, Hatsumi Suyama, Brian Taylor, Georgia Tenore, Holly Walker, Adero Willard and Susan Wortman
Event Location and Ticket Information
Clay Art Center
40 Beech Street
Port Chester, New York 10573
Handicap Accessible? Yes
Date: Saturday, January 31, 2015
Times: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Presenter: Clay Art Center
Presenter Phone: 914-937-2047
Presenter Website: www.clayartcenter.org