Friday, December 25, 2015

NEW EXHIBITIONS @ BALTIMORE CLAYWORKS START YEAR WITH A BANG

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Baltimore Clayworks' January-March Exhibitions:

Michi: Distinctive Paths, Shared Affinity

An Exhibition of Contemporary Japanese American
Ceramic Artists

In the Galleries: Huang Hung Yu; Wood fired ceramics by students from Towson University, Morgan State University, Coppin State University and Community College of Baltimore County; and Man Alive Lane Treatment Center

Baltimore Clayworks is proud to announce Michi: Distinctive Paths, Shared Affinity, and three new exhibitions in our galleries. 

WHEN: January 8 at 6PM. The opening reception is Friday, January 8 from 6-8PM. These exhibitions will close on Saturday, March 5.   
WHERE: Baltimore Clayworks, 5707 Smith Ave., Baltimore
ADMISSION: This event is free and open to the public.

Michi: Distinctive Paths, Shared Affinity is a traveling exhibition, curated by Yoshi Fujii (left) and Juliane Shibata, showcasing the best contemporary Japanese and Japanese American ceramic artists in the country. Gallery visitors will gain an understanding of how, despite the many individual approaches to making, the Japanese heritage has a profound impact on what these artists create with clay, and why they create it. Supported by the Embassy of Japan in the United States of America and the following generous sponsors: Yoshinobu & Kathleen Shiota, Towson University, Baltimore Kawasaki Sister City Committee, Mike & Jane Murphy, Yvonne & Carl Everett, Tony & Bonnie Montcalmo, Hiroshi and Mineko Nakazawa, Yaeko & Ken Steir, W. Fumiko Campbell, Tim & Lee Pierce. Please visit michiexhibition.com after January 1 for more details about this traveling exhibition and locations.  

INVITED ARTISTS: Yoshi Fujii (MD), Hiroe Hanazono (PA), Ayumi Horie (ME), Mika Negishi Laidlaw (MN), Keisuke Mizuno (MN), Megumi Naitoh (MA), Nobuhito Nishigawara (CA), Hiroshi Ogawa (OR), Shoji Satake (WV), Yoko Sekino-Bové (PA), Juliane Shibata (MN), Esther Shimazu (HI), Ryan Takaba (TX), Shoko Teruyama  (NY), Patti Warashina (WA), Shumpei Yamaki  (IA)

In our Solo Gallery international exchange artist, Huang Hung Yu, will exhibit ceramic work resulting from her four month residency through our exchange program with the Tainan National University of the Fine Arts in Taiwan. A special reception will be held on Sunday, January 3, 4-6PM, free. 

In partnership with Towson University, Morgan State University, Coppin State University and Community College of Baltimore County (CCBC) Essex, wood fired work by students enrolled in ceramic art programs at these schools will be on display in the Project Space. These college students participated in a wood firing at Baltimore Clayworks' wood kiln, during a fundraising event in October, where they gained experience and knowledge about wood firing in a three chamber noborigama kiln.

Artwork created by adults at Man Alive Lane Treatment Center, an addiction recovery and behavioral health center, will be on exhibition in the Community Arts Gallery. The ceramics program took place in Imagination Lab, a program that fosters change through creativity. Participants learned slab building techniques to create ceramic houses inspired by the row homes in their communities.

 

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.  Gallery hours are 10AM - 5PM, Monday through Friday, and 12-5PM Saturday through Sunday.  For more information call Baltimore Clayworks at 410-578-1919 or visit our website, www.baltimoreclayworks.org.