Opening Saturday, June 4th at 18 Hands Gallery in Houston, Texas, Through the Years: Penland Ceramic Artists showcases the work of more than 45 contemporary clay artists with ties to Penland School of Crafts. The exhibition, envisioned by curator, well-known ceramic artist and Penland alumnus, Malcolm Davis and one of 18 Hand Gallery’s owners, Karen Cruce, will raise funds to help ceramic students studying at Penland. 10% of all sales will be donated to Penland School of Crafts, and participating artists will make additional donations from their take of sales. “Every generation of ceramic artists has a responsibility to assure that this art form stays alive,” emphasizes creator Karen Cruce. “Funding anything from studio fees to full scholarships will guarantee that future generations will know the satisfaction of working in clay.” Through the Years will be on view at 18 hands from June 4 – July 3, 2011, with an opening reception Saturday, June 4th, from 6-9 PM.
Stan Andersen, Posey Bacopoulos, Alice Ballard, Joe Bova, John Britt, Brooke Cassady, Sam Chung, Bede Clarke, Michel Conroy, Malcolm Davis, Judith Duff, Dan Finnegan, Terry Gess, Scott Goldberg, Sarah Heimann, Linda Hillman, Michael Hunt & Naomi Dalglish, Shawn Ireland, Nick Joerling, Matt Kelleher, Gail Kendall, Kristen Kieffer, Kathy King, Michael Kline, Suze Lindsay, Linda McFarling, Kent McLaughlin, Laura Jean McLaughlin, Ron Meyers, Shane Mickey, Marsha Owen, Winnie Owens-Hart, Neil Patterson, Sandi Pierantozzi, Ronan Kyle Peterson, Rob Pulleyn, Beth Rohman, Annie Schliffer, Joann Schnabel, Ken Sedberry, Jenny Lou Sherburne, Joe Singewald, Gay Smith, McKenzie Smith, Tom Spleth, Shoko Teruyama, Jerilyn Virden, Holly Walker, Paul Andrew Wandless, Lana Wilson
18 Hands Gallery
249 W 19th Street
Houston, TX 77008
We’re so very grateful to Malcolm and Karen, the participating artists, and all at 18 Hands for their effort and generosity. Many thanks!