Gallery Opens Exhibit Season with Ceramic Sculptures

Members of the artist collective Ceramic Sculpture Culture display their works in the Flora Kirsch Beck Gallery.

Ceramic Sculpture Culture

Ceramic sculptures by the artist collective Ceramic Sculpture Culture open the 2018-19 exhibit season at the Flora Kirsch Beck Gallery in the Clack Art Center at Alma College.

The show opens Tuesday, Sept. 4 and continues through Thursday, Sept. 27. Admission is free and open to the public. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays.

A closing reception takes place from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 27 in the gallery.

Ceramic Sculpture Culture comprises a talented group of emerging ceramic sculptors from throughout the United States. The featured artists include Kevin Rohde and Travis Winters from Maryland; Hannah Lee Cameron, Jamie Bates Slone and Richard W. James from Montana; David Kring from New York; Taylor Robenalt from Florida; Kyungmin Park from Massachusetts; Gunyoung Kim from Ohio; and Benjamin Lambert from Michigan.

“We have come together as individual artists to create a community that reaches beyond the regional and institutional aspects of artmaking to encourage a larger artist community using technology and social media,” says Lambert, assistant professor of art and design at Alma College.

The collective serves as an outlet for a sustainable studio practice while helping educate others, says Lambert.

“The intention of this group is to enable artists to achieve greater goals in their own art practice by pulling from everyone’s individual resources and strengths,” he says. “Our goal is to unite more ceramic sculptors together and create a greater awareness of the amazing talent in the contemporary ceramic sculpture field.”

Story published on August 29, 2018