Chronicled in Clay: Ceramics and the Art of the Story

Chronicled in Clay: Ceramics and the Art of the Story
MCBA Main Gallery
On view February 8, 2019 – April 28, 2019

Opening reception Friday, March 29; 6-9pm
Free and open to the public

Minnesota Center for Book Arts presents Chronicled in Clay: Ceramics and the Art of the Story, an exhibition that brings together ceramics and contemporary book arts, provoking new perspectives and challenge existing traditions. Chronicled in Clay is presented in conjunction with Claytopia, the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts’ (NCECA) 53rd Annual Conference, which explores “the human imagination as a vehicle of restless yearning for a more livable, just, and meaningful world.”

Chronicled in Clay: Ceramics and the Art of the Story examines how contemporary artists express narratives in clay through text, imagery, multiples, and sequence. The jurors, Tetsuya Yamada (artist and faculty at the University of Minnesota), Monica Edwards Larson (MCBA Board member and artist / proprietress of Sister Black Press), and Torey Erin (MCBA Exhibitions and Artist Programs Manager) have composed an exhibition that provokes new perspectives and challenges traditional ideas of narrative and linear story telling through clay form. At a time when empathy, understanding, and sensitivity are needed more than ever, storytelling through visual art is an important, accessible means of expression.

We are looking forward to an intriguing and inspiring exhibition with the following participating artists:

Eileen Cohen, Minneapolis, MN
Derek Prescott, Columbia Heights, MN
Corie J. Cole, Colorado Springs, CO
Teri Power, Amery, WI
Paula McCartney, Minneapolis, MN
Nicole Roberts Hoiland, Saint Paul, MN
Stefana McClure, Newburgh, NY
Molly Streiff, Missoula, MT
Jennifer Rose Wolken, Springfield, MO

The exhibition will open in the Minnesota Center for Book Arts Main Gallery on February 8th 2019 – April 28th 2019, with the opening reception Friday, March 29th from 6-9 pm.

Image: For the Frill of it by Eileen Cohen