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Wednesday, May 4, 2011
Crimson Laurel Opening Saturday May 7, 2011- 6 p.m.
The Inside Story
MAY 7 – JUNE 25
On May 7, 2011, Crimson Laurel Gallery in Bakersville, NC will present Containment II: The Inside Story. The idea of an exhibition of boxes is not a new one by any means. It is, however, an important one for the ceramic art collector. It is an opportunity to participate in a collecting tradition that has very deep roots. Ceramic art boxes have been collected and coveted throughout the centuries. From ancient Egypt to modern times the lure of a lidded vessel seems to reach across cultural and geographical boundaries. Their almost seductive nature invites us to question what is concealed, everyday objects, or someone’s most cherished memories.
For this exhibition we have invited more than 35 select artists from across the country to interpret the box form. Each artist will bring to the project his or her own distinct method of surface design and construction. We invite you to consider the possibilities of this timeless art form and what will be contained within.
A partial list of the artists represented in this exhibition includes Dan Anderson, Alex Matisse, Tzadi Turrou, Cynthia Bringle, Lana Wilson, Lisa Clague, Shoko Teruyama, Lisa Gluckin, John Britt, Jason Burnett, Eric Haagensen, Jeff Campana, Brad Schwieger, Jack Troy, Posey Bacopoulos, Nick Joerling, Lisa Joerling, Brooke Noble, Julie Wiggins, Becky Gray, Margaret Bohls, Daniel Teran, Susan Feagin, Cristina Cordova, Eric Knoche, Ani Kasten, Jenny Lou Sherburne, Noah Reidel, Leslie Hinton, Rachel K. Garceau, Vince Palacios, Matt Jacobs, Michael Rutkowsky, Cassie Ryalls, Deborah Rogers G. Rogers.
This exhibition will be at Crimson Laurel Gallery and online at crimsonlaurelgallery.com from May 7 - June 25, 2011
Beginning with our three exhibits opening on May 7 we will be launching the new shopping cart feature on our website that will allow our customers to make purchases anytime they wish. We will also be expanding our online inventory to include select pieces from our growing list of artists. Our goal is to make our online shopping experience as fast and convenient as possible while keeping our commitment to exhibiting the finest art and craft in the country.
Clay Club meets at artist studios and other locations throughout Western North Carolina, usually on the second Wednesday of the month. All potters and ceramic artists are welcome! Look for details about the meetings here on the blog or contact Amy Waller at firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.