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Arrowmont Utilitarian Clay VII Symposium Hosts Four Pottery Exhibitions

Arrowmont Utilitarian Clay VII Symposium Hosts Four Pottery Exhibitions

Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts is exhibiting over 200 utilitarian clay works by 93 leading artists in the ceramics field. We invite you to view all four exhibits in the Sandra J. Blain Gallery, Geoffrey A. Wolpert Gallery and Drown Gallery.

Admission is free and open to the public. Gallery hours are Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m.-4 p.m. These exhibitions are in conjunction with Arrowmont’s Utilitarian Clay VII: Celebrate the Object National Symposium – Sept. 21-24, 2016.

The Utilitarian Clay VII Symposium Presenters Exhibition features 32 works by 16 international and national ceramic artists whose work represents some of the most diverse utilitarian work being made today. Presenting artists: Linda Arbuckle, Andy Brayman, Sam Chung, Josh Copus, Chandra DeBuse, Adam Field, Giselle Hicks, Meredith Host, Ole Jensen, Kristen Kieffer, Simon Levin, Robbie Lobell, Peter Pincus, Linda Sikora, Shoko Teruyama and Takeshi Yasuda.

In conjunction with the Symposium, each presenter was asked to bring a favorite pot from home to exhibit and discuss in a round table conversation during the symposium. The Potters Favorite Pots Exhibition will be on display in Arrowmont’s Sandra J. Blain Gift Gallery for the duration of the conference – Sept. 21-24, 2016.

Symposium presenters were asked to invite a clay artist who is making strong functional work and on the cusp of ’emerging.’ The 85 works from the Invited Artists Exhibition highlights traditional and contemporary utilitarian work being made by the next generation of potters. Invited artists: Catie Miller, Mike Helke, Tom Jaszczak, Mitch Iburg, Erica Iman, Eric VanderMolen, Maggie Finlayson, Sean O’Connell, Claydies (Karen Kjaeldgaard Larsen and Tine Brokso), Lydia Johnson, Norleen Nosri, Hiroe Hanazono, Yoonjee Kwak, Rebecca Chappell, Kenyon Hansen and Sean Scott.

The Presenters and Invited Artists Exhibition is on view Aug. 29 – Sept. 25, 2016 in the Sandra J. Blain Gallery.

“The Presenters and Invited Artists Exhibitions underscore the UCVII Symposium and Arrowmont’s mission of enriching lives by developing and fostering awareness, appreciation and self-expression,” says coordinators Bill Griffith and Peter Beasecker.

The Past Presenters Exhibition features 58 former Utilitarian Clay Symposium presenters from 1992-2012. The exhibition is on view Aug. 15 – Sept. 25, 2016 in the Drown Gallery.

The Bill Griffith Recollective Exhibition showcases ceramic work produced during Bill’s 27-year tenure as the Assistant Director and Program Director of Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts. Arrowmont held its first Utilitarian Clay Symposium in 1992 established by Bill Griffith. The exhibition is on view Aug. 15 – Oct. 5, 2016 in the Geoffrey A. Wolpert Gallery.

Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts is a national art education center located at 556 Parkway in Gatlinburg, Tenn. The school enriches lives by developing aesthetic appreciation and fostering self-expression with hands-on experiences in a variety of media, classes, conferences and seminars. On the leading edge ofarts education, Arrowmont utilizes contemporary and fine arts techniques tobuild upon a foundation of traditional arts and crafts.

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