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      From the Earth; gifts of Clay and Fire (1st Friday Artist Reception) in Saxapahaw

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      August 3, 2012

      Friday   6:00 PM - 9:00 PM (monthly on the 1st Friday until December 7, 2012)

      1616 Jordan Drive
      Saxapahaw, North Carolina 27340

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      From the Earth; gifts of Clay and Fire (1st Friday Artist Reception)

      The Saxapahaw Artists will open a new exhibition From the Earth; Gifts of Fire and Clay, on view from Friday, February 3, 2012 until Sunday, February 26, 2012 at the Saxapahaw Art Gallery located in Saxapahaw, North Carolina.
      Ranging from modestly scaled pots to figurines to large sculptures, these objects cross a spectrum of conventional delineations among fine art, craft, and outsider practices. Collectively they suggest that clay appeals to basic impulses, starting with the delight of building form, coupled with the anxiety of completion. All of the works in the exhibition appear to be in some state of flux or growth.
      Clay is a base material. From potsherds to porcelain fixtures, clay is synonymous with the building of industries and cultures. At the same time, its very materiality—its tactile malleability, earthen sensuousness, and humidity—make it the medium of more elemental associations and expressions. The immediacy with which clay allows one to build form and create ornament underlies its appeal—especially in relation to current modes that seem to take fabrication increasingly out of artists' hands. More specifically, this exhibition is an opportunity to examine not only clay's appeal but craft in general.
      The artists in From the Earth; Gifts of Fire and Clay include Sasha Bakaric, Cindy Biles, Colleen Black-Semelka, Betsy Browne, Stan Cheren, R.J Dobbs, Pam Groben, Kevin Helvey, Jan Holloman, Emily Lees, Courtney Martin, John Miller, Lou Raye Nichol, Susan Filley, Coy Quakenbush, Kaye Waltman and Darren Powers.
      Artists Reception will be held on Friday, February 3, 2012 at the gallery from 6:00- 9:00 pm. There will be refreshment, hors d’ oeuvres and music by Bill Mann- Smooth Jazz Saxophone.
      The Saxapahaw Artists Gallery is located at 1610 Jordan Dr in Saxapahaw, NC 27340. Hours are Wed- Friday 12:00-5:00, Saturday, 11:00-6:00 and Sunday 1:00-5:00. Admission is Free. Visit our website at www.saxapahawartists.com

      Categories: Art Galleries & Exhibits | Neighborhood

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