Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts is inviting the public to the Geoffrey A. Gallery from Sept. 11 to Nov. 7, 2015 to view Time, a collaborative exhibit by Blair Clemo and Jason Hackett.
The exhibit showcases an array of utilitarian and sculptural ceramic works measuring time through developed surfaces, symbolic image, and historic and geologic form. Clemo’s work explores time as a significant venture in labor while Hackett’s work is intuitively developed around the concept of time.
Blair Clemo is an Assistant Professor of Craft and Material Studies at Virginia Commonwealth University. He received his MFA in Ceramics in 2010 from New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University. Originally from Doylestown, Penn., Clemo spent many years studying ceramics and working at small production potteries in Idaho and Montana. He spent time as an artist-in-residence through the 2013 NCECA International Partnership Grant at Northern Clay Center (Minneapolis, Minn.), Da Wang Culture Highland (Shenzhen, China), Zentrum für Keramik (Berlin, Germany) and The International Ceramics Studio (Kecskemét, Hungary). Clemo’s utilitarian and installation work has been included in numerous solo and group exhibitions nationally and internationally.
Jason Hackett is currently the Studio Manager for the Department of Craft and Material Studies at Virginia Commonwealth University. Hackett received a Master’s degree in Fine Arts from VCU in 2005. Prior to obtaining his Master’s degree, he held studio management positions for Jun Kaneko and Pewabic Pottery Education Studio. His artwork has been exhibited nationally and internationally at Alexandria Museum of Art, San Angelo Museum of Fine Art, Mobile Museum of Art, Virginia Museum of Fine Art, Taubman Museum of Art, Museu da Cidade de Aviero in Portugal, Galateea Gallery in Bucharest, and Visual Arts Center of Richmond. Hackett was awarded as a member of Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Professional Fellowship in 2013 for his collaged ceramic works.
Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts gallery viewing hours are Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts is a national art education center. The school enriches lives by developing aesthetic appreciation and fostering self-expression with hands-on experiences through a variety of media, classes, conferences and seminars. On the leading edge of arts education, Arrowmont utilizes contemporary and fine arts techniques to build upon the foundation of traditional arts and crafts. For more information, contact Gallery Manager Kelly Hider at (865) 436-5860 ext. 22 or [email protected]