Susquehanna University Gallery to Exhibit Contemporary Ceramics
Published on August 24, 2011
SELINSGROVE—What do wolves, wombats and headless sheep have in common? They are all on dynamic display in Susquehanna University’s Lore Degenstein Gallery, as part of its first Contemporary Ceramics exhibition, from Sept. 3 through Oct. 12. The opening reception will take place Sept. 3 from 7 to 9 p.m. with guest speaker Christopher Staley, ceramics artist and educator at Penn State University.
The artists and potters in the exhibition are prominent, national ceramic artists and educators, most of whom have been featured in Ceramics Monthly magazine. The startlingly colorful collection includes Scott Ziegler’s odd-shaped orbs sporting skeletal hands; a big, bad wolf leering from a plate by Ron Meyers; and a giant, stoneware wombat by Beth Cavener Stichter.
“I made the selections by identifying work that I admired in [Ceramics Monthly] over the years and contacting artists individually to invite them to participate in our exhibition,” said Dan Olivetti, gallery director. “I also invited a couple of potters from Central Pennsylvania to be in the show. I wanted a balance of functional, nonfunctional and sculptural work. For the most part, I let the artists decide what they wanted to send in. It’s going to be an eclectic show.”
TheLore Degenstein Gallery exhibits, interprets, collects and preserves objects of art and material culture that support academic investigations and contribute to the cultural life of central Pennsylvania. While adhering to professional standards of museum ethics, the gallery preserves and displays art from both the university's permanent collection and loans from other institutions and private collections.
All gallery exhibitions and lectures are free and open to the public. The facility is wheelchair accessible. The gallery is open daily from noon to 4 p.m. and closed during university recesses. For more information, call 570-372-4059 or visit www.susqu.edu/art_gallery.
Karen M. Jones