Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Table Manners- Lark & Key Gallery, Charlotte

Lark & Key Gallery (South End) presents
Table Manners
Functional Pottery For Your Table, A Feast For Your Eyes
Oct 1st - Nov 27th
Opening reception, Friday Oct 1 from 6-9pm during the South End Gallery Crawl, with jazz guitarist Thel Petty

Lark & Key Gallery presents Table Manners, a group exhibition featuring functional pottery for the table. The exhibit aims to showcase a diverse collection of ceramic tableware and bring awareness to the hand-made in conjunction to the homemade.

Mealtime often revolves around rituals and routines; the use of hand-made plates, bowls and other tableware can enhance these events. The care and love with which they have been made contributes to the joy of eating and provides a sense of connection and community with the artists that created them. The combination of homemade and handmade allows us to focus on the moment - the aromas, tastes and textures of the food along with the visual and tactile experience of the vessels in which it is being served.

Julie Wiggins and Amy Sanders, two of the gallery’s primary ceramic artists, helped curate the exhibit. Their work will be featured along with a number of other potters including Robert Briscoe, Jason Bohnert, Ben Carter, Naomi Cleary, Chandra DeBuse, Susan Dewsnap, Amy Halko, Molly Hatch, Shawn Ireland, Nick Joerling, Linda Johnson, Suze Lindsay, Allison McGowan, Kent McLaughlin, Kelly O’Briant, Kristin Pavelka, Joe Pintz, Emily Reason, Elizabeth Robinson Wiley, Joe Singewald, Gay Smith and Lana Wilson.

Backdrops for the pottery include a table by local craftsman, Stephen Owen and two-dimensional artwork that reflects the exhibition theme from several artists including Duy Huynh, Priscilla Jones, Vicki Sawyer, Wanda Steppe and Alyssa Wood.

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