Ceramics and photography featured in upcoming Coe art exhibits

Extra: Rod Pritchard, Director of Marketing and Public Relations
(319) 399-8605 or rpritcha@coe.edu

2010-10-19 09:23:52 - General

A ceramic piece by Brad Schwieger of Cub Creek

Ceramics by Cub Creek are featured in an upcoming Coe College art show, along with a mini-exhibition by photographer and visiting artist Kate Schneider. The ceramics will be on display in the Marvin Cone and Eaton-Buchan Galleries of Sinclair Auditorium, with an opening reception in the Sinclair lobby on Friday, Oct. 29, from 5 – 7 p.m. Both the reception and the exhibitions are free and open to the public, with gallery hours from 3 - 5 p.m. daily from Oct. 30 through Nov. 21.

Details of the exhibits are as follows:

Cub Creek ceramics exhibit
The Club Creek Foundation is located in the western foothills of Virginia, just outside Appomattox. Since 2002, the group has been active with the mission of promoting and advancing ceramic arts through its artist residency program.

At Coe, the exhibition will feature ceramic works from 24 Cub Creek artists, including the founders, board of directors, workshop presenters and artists in residence. This is a diverse collection of functional and sculptural pieces that explore and engage in both traditional and contemporary approaches to ceramic practice.

According to the group’s website, “Our mission is to promote advancement of ceramic arts. We accomplish this through effective programming that includes an ongoing residency program, visiting artist workshops, on-site critiques and collaborative networking. Cub Creek encourages and supports the artistic, aesthetic and technical development of craftspeople and artists who work with clay, and enhances their opportunity and ability to produce traditional and innovative ceramic art of the highest quality.”

A ceramic work by Michelle Miller of Cub Creek

Kate Schneider photography exhibit, guest lectures 
Visiting artist Kate Schneider is a contemporary photographer who lives and works in Toronto, Ontario. Schneider’s work combines contemporary art, documentary media and social theory. She is a graduate of Ryerson University’s Documentary Media Studies MFA program.

At Coe, Schneider will present a small installation of her current project “Wreckn; Sh*t: The rural gladiators of demolition derby,” which will be set up in the hallways leading to the galleries from Oct. 26-29. She will give a gallery talk describing the installation on Wednesday, Oct. 27 at 10 a.m. Schneider will also present an artist’s talk on the project, linking it to larger issues of sociological, documentary and contemporary art theory on Wednesday, Oct. 27 at 2 p.m. in Kesler Lecture Hall of Hickok Hall. A final lecture, “Documentary Influences and their Boundaries,” which situates her work in the larger canon of photography, will take place on Friday, Oct. 29 at 9 a.m. in Dows Fine Arts Center, room 203. All of these presentations are open to the public at no charge.

For more information on the exhibit, call 399-8581.