FLORENCE, S.C. – “Skin Deep: A National Juried Exhibition of Contemporary Ceramic Art,” will be featured as part of Francis Marion University’s Art Gallery series, Jan. 17 through April 6.
The exhibit is open to the public, free of charge, and may be viewed between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, in the Hyman Fine Arts Center gallery.
“Skin Deep” is a national juried exhibition of ceramic art celebrating the variety and beauty of contemporary ceramic surfaces. With its focus on surface development as it relates to form, function, aesthetics and/or concept, this exhibition will display functional, nonfunctional, and sculptural works which use clay as the primary medium.
The exhibition is funded in part by the Florence Regional Arts Alliance and the South Carolina Arts Commission, which receives support from the National Endowment for the Arts, as well as by an award from the John and Susan Bennett Memorial Arts Fund of the Coastal Community Foundation of South Carolina.
The juror of the exhibition is Val Cushing. As an educator, Cushing spent 40 years building the ceramics program at Alfred University into the world-renowned center it has become. He has exhibited, taught and presented workshops and lectures in universities, schools, museums and galleries throughout North America, Europe and Japan. Cushing has authored (and been the subject of) articles in professional journals, and his works have been included in numerous books on contemporary American ceramics.
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