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Tuesday, July 25, 2017
Man Gave Names to all the Animals at The Pottery in Saluda
"He saw an animal that liked to growl
Big furry paws and he liked to howl
Great big furry back and furry hair
Ah, think I'll call him a bear" - Bob Dylan
"Man Gave Names to all the Animals", an exhibit and sale of twenty six animal sculptures will run August 5 through 31 at The Pottery in historic downtown Saluda, North Carolina.
From Aardvark to Zoorila the exhibit showcases a host of wild animals and the sometimes unusual names man gave them. Since the dawn of time man has exercised his dominance over the beasts, giving each their own purpose that suited him, resulting in a myriad of relationships with animals. Some chosen to be companions, some to be a hat or coat and some for dinner.
Each piece in the exhibit requires the animal's lot in life to be a planter.
In consideration of our complex relationship with and stewardship for other living things a portion of the proceeds from the sculpture sale will go to the Polk county Humane Society for their work in animal rescue and adoption services.
The opening reception is August 5 from 4-7 pm. Animal crackers will be served.
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.