Two exhibitions showcasing ceramics with an Indiana connection open at the Grunwald Gallery of Art Friday, August 25.
State of Clay in Indiana III (August 25-October 7) is a juried and invitational exhibition complementing the Third Biennial Indiana Clay Conference hosted by Indiana University-Bloomington, in partnership with Purdue University-Fort Wayne, and the Michiana Pottery Tour. The exhibition highlights diverse work made by clay artists who have either lived or worked in the state of Indiana, and the main conference presenters and demonstrators.
Exhibiting artists include Andrèa Keys Connell, Stephanie Galli, Chase Gamblin, Seth Green, Brian Harper, Ellen Kleckner, Dick Lehman, Tim Mather, Pete Pinnell, Justin Rothshank, Malcolm Mobutu Smith, Von Venhuizen.
Selected artworks were juried by Dick Lehman.
Also opening August 25 is Derivations (August 25-November 11), an exhibition featuring the works of 11 different ceramic artists who have studied at IU-Bloomington. Each artist approaches and implements clay in diverse ways, demonstrating ceramics' unique properties and characteristics. This exhibition will include figurative works, vessels, slip-cast pieces, ceramic installation, and time-based media.
Derivations includes the work of Kathryn Baczeski, Tom Bartel, Jonathan Christensen Caballero, Matt Fiske, Barbara Frey, Jackie Head, Luke Huling, Liz Peachacek, Melanie Cooper Pennington, Phoebe Scott, and Hunter Stamps.
Derivations is partially funded by the IU Bloomington Arts and Humanities Council through the Public Arts and Humanities Project and College of Arts and Humanities Institute.
The Indiana Clay Conference will take place in Bloomington, Ind. on October 7 and 8. For more information about the conference and to register to attend, please visit Indiana Clay Conference.
About the Grunwald Gallery of Art
The Grunwald Gallery of Art at the Eskenazi School of Art, Architecture + Design presents contemporary works by both professional and student artists in a special exhibition format. Exhibitions incorporate art from a variety of contemporary genres, and approaches and can be experimental or traditional. The gallery is conceived as a visual art laboratory with artists participating in the installation of their works, and interaction with students and the public is encouraged. The gallery hosts many exhibitions annually of students from the Eskenazi School, focusing on work by advanced undergraduate, B.F.A. and M.F.A. students. The Grunwald Gallery frequently collaborates with artists, scientists, and scholars to produce exhibitions that interpret visual art in a broader scientific or humanities context.
Gallery hours are Tuesday - Saturday, 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m., or by appointment. Closed Sunday and Monday. All events are free and open to the public and the Grunwald Gallery is accessible to people with disabilities. For more information on the Eskenazi School of Art, Architecture + Design and the Grunwald Gallery at Indiana University, please visit the gallery's website.