TRANSCENDING INTEGRATION: AN AFRICAN AMERICAN CONTEMPORARY CERAMICS EXHIBITION

MARCH 5-APRIL 16, 2011
OPENING RECEPTION SATURDAY, MARCH 5, 6-8PM
Baltimore Clayworks 30th Anniversary’s culminating event!
Free and open to the public.

Clayworks presents Transcending Integration – an exhibition curated by Lydia Thompson, sculptor and head of visual art at Mississippi State University. She has included the work of 11 African American sculptors, challenging them to create work based on her curatorial premise: For many years racial integration was a highly sought commodity; more than acceptance or inclusion, integration implied recognition. Interpreting the idea of what it means to have one’s sense of self be “integrated” is the internal basis of the theme of the work in the exhibition.

This is a major exhibition with three public components:

March 6, 2PM – Transcending Integration and Social Equity: a panel discussion with the curator. Location: Central Enoch Pratt Library.

March 12, 2-5PM – Blue Collar , a workshop and slide talk with AFL-CIO trade unionists featuring Ohio artists Kyle and Kelly Phelps. Location: The Steelworkers Hall.

April 8, 6:30PM – Slide talk with sculptor Keith Wallace Smith. Location: Baltimore Clayworks.

Please visit the Clayworks’ web site for a full description of the exhibition and the related programs.

ALSO IN THE GALLERY…¬†EAST MEETS WEST MEETS EAST

MARCH 5-APRIL 16, 2011
OPENING RECEPTION SATURDAY, MARCH 5, 6-8PM

Solo Gallery: Yoshi Fujii & Chiao Feng Shen

East Meets West Meets East showcasing the work made by the artists during their residency exchange between Baltimore Clayworks and Tainan National University of the Arts in Tainan, Taiwan, R.O.C.