Iowa Clay Conference ceramics artists featured at opening Coe College exhibit

Extra: Rod Pritchard, Director of Marketing and Public Relations
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2011-09-07 11:42:46 - General

Ceramics by Jennifer Rogers

Ceramics by Brad Schwieger

Ceramics by Pete Pinnell

Ceramics by Susannah Biondo-Gemmell

The first art show of the 2011-2012 season at Coe College will feature ceramics in conjunction with the Iowa Clay Conference.  The exhibits open with a reception in the Sinclair Auditorium lobby on Saturday, Sept. 17, from 4 - 7 p.m., during Coe’s Homecoming celebration.  The ceramics will continue to be showcased from Sept. 18 through Oct. 9 from 4-6 p.m. daily in the Marvin Cone and Eaton-Buchan Galleries of Sinclair on the Coe campus. The reception and the exhibition are free and open to the public.

The "Presenters" gallery will include ceramics produced by four artists, including Coe Gallery Director Jennifer Rogers, Ohio University Professor of Art Brad Schwieger, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Professor of Art Pete Pinnell, and Cornell College Assistant Professor of Art Susannah Biondo-Gemmell.  These artists, who are all exhibiting at the Iowa Clay Conference, will display a diverse group of ceramics work, including functional, sculptural and installation/performance.

In addition, the "Residents" gallery will highlight the ceramic work of 14 past and present residents at the Ceramics Center.  The artists presenting in this gallery include Coe alumni April Woolsey, Andrea Degneau, Josh Gerber, Kelsey Schroeder and Gary Webb.  Other ceramic artists exhibiting in the “Residents” galley will include Alex Mykris, Andy Gemmell, Christine Rebhuhn, Frank Ditri, Jeffrey Flug, Juston Rominger, Gyrogy Varsanyi, Ashley Fulton and Nicole Greene.

The Iowa Clay Conference will be held in several locations in Cedar Rapids Sept. 16-18.  Organized by the Ceramics Center, the event is sponsored by the Iowa Arts Council, the Alliant Energy Foundation, Raining Rose, Great Lakes Clay, Shimpo, Legion Arts, and Hills Bank and Trust Company.

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