Monday, June 18, 2012

EXHIBIT @ BALTIMORE CLAYWORKS EXPLORES CODES & SYMBOLS

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THOUGHT SIGNS
Shalya Marsh Solo Exhibition

WHEN: June 23- August 4, 2012. Opening Reception is Saturday, June 23,  from 6-8 PM
WHERE: Baltimore Clayworks, 5707 Smith Ave., Baltimore
ADMISSION: This event is free and open to the public.

Baltimore Clayworks is proud to host Thought Signs: Shalya Marsh Solo Exhibition. This exhibition features Marsh's work from her past year as the Lormina Salter Fellowship Artist.

Through an exploration of decipherable codes and symbols, Shalya Marsh's work expresses the intrinsic limitation language places on communication. Her sculptures reference illuminated manuscripts, ancient cuneiforms and primitive accounting systems. These archaic systems of recording information are juxtaposed with modern codes and ciphers such as binary, substitution and Morse.

In the Solo Gallery: Resident artist Nick Ramey. Functional pottery and figurative sculpture with a narrative flair.

In the Community Arts Gallery: Community Arts Collaborative. Displayed will be the ceramic art work of Dominique Hellgeth. Dominique is an AmeriCorps member who has been working and teaching in the Baltimore Clayworks Community Arts program over the last year.

Images: Shalya Marsh, Nick Ramey

Baltimore Clayworks is a not-for-profit ceramic art center located in the Mt. Washington neighborhood in northwest Baltimore. Founded in 1980, Clayworks is housed in two reclaimed and renovated buildings located across the street from one another. This organization offers classes, artists' spaces, exhibitions, and programs throughout the community. Hours are 10 AM – 5 PM, Monday through Saturday. For more information call Baltimore Clayworks at 410.578.1919 or visit the website, www.baltimoreclayworks.org.