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October 2011

Lark & Key Gallery and Boutique in Charlotte, NC, Features Mixed Media Group Exhibition

Lark & Key Gallery and Boutique in Charlotte, NC, presents Table Manners: Functional Pottery For The Table, A Feast For Your Eyes, on view Oct. 5 through Nov. 26, 2011.

The 2nd Annual Table Manners exhibit aims to showcase a diverse collection of functional pottery and bring awareness to the hand-made in conjunction to the homemade. Jennifer Mecca and Amy Sanders, both production potters and busy moms, have taken on co-curator duties for the show, inviting several other ‘Mud Mama’ friends and mentors to participate.

Mealtime is especially important for families and often revolves around rituals and routines; the use of hand-made plates, bowls and other tableware can enhance these events. Nourishment comes not only from the food we eat, but how we eat and how we choose to serve the food. The combination of homemade and handmade allows us to focus on the moment - the aromas, tastes and textures of the food along with the visual and tactile experience of the vessels.

Exhibiting potters include Mecca and Sanders, as well as Linda Christianson, Victoria Christen, Amy Evans, Ursula Hargens, Allison McGowan, Connie Norman, Gillian Parke, Kari Radasch, Paula Smith and Liz Zlot Summerfield.

The exhibit also features two-dimensional artwork that focuses on the theme of food and table - artwork by gallery co-owner Duy Huynh and guest artists Wanda Steppe and Diane Hoeptner.

A portion of sales from the Table Manners exhibit will be donated to Friendship Trays, a Charlotte, NC, based non-profit delivering meals to the elderly, handicapped and convalescing people daily throughout the Charlotte-Mecklenburg area. To learn more about Friendship Trays visit their website (

For further information check our NC Commercial Gallery listings, call the gallery at 704/334-4616 or visit (

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