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October 2013

Center for the Arts in Rock Hill, SC, Offers Ceramics Exhibition

Center for the Arts in Rock Hill, SC, is presenting Ceramics Reassessing Tradition, featuring works by Peter Rose, Ron Philbeck, Daniel Johnston, and Bob Hasselle, on view in the Dalton Gallery through Nov. 3, 2013. A reception will be held on Oct. 17, beginning at 6pm.

Since earning his Bachelor of Education in History and Art, and Australia Arts and Crafts Technical Certificate along with many other abroad studies, Peter Rose has had workshops in South Australia, Japan, Tennessee, Kenya, and England. Rose has won many awards including: Best New Artist, various Clay Awards and Merit Awards.

Ron Philbeck is a full time studio potter living and working in Shelby, NC. His work has been featured at the American Craft Council as well as several national conferences and exhibitions, including NCECA. His current body of work draws inspiration from early childhood memories from his farm in Shelby, as well as his current life in the countryside.

For eighteen years, Daniel Johnston has devoted his time to understanding the many traditions that have inspired this school of thought. The drive to look closely at traditions using local materials and firing large wood-burning kilns has taken Johnston to England and Thailand. Understanding these traditions make Johnston’s pots relevant in his culture. Johnston uses local clay that he digs on his own to make all of his pots. The glaze he uses is a combination of wood ash from his wood stove, local red earthenware clay, and local stoneware clay.

Bob Hasselle is a sculptor and potter who has worked in the art field for over forty years. He has an MFA in Sculpture from Tulane University and a BA in Art and Philosophy from Rhodes College in Memphis, TN. Throughout his career, Hasselle has ha numerous awards, the most noteworthy being the museum purchase awards. His work has been included in the permanent collections of several museums including: The Huntington Museum of West Virginia, the Mobile Museum of Art, the Butler Institute of American Art in Youngstown, OH, the Tulane University Collection, the Ohio State University Collection, and the Cincinnati Art Museum.

Also showing at the same time of the reception is the Elementary Fall Art Show Sponsored by Elliott Close in the Lewandowski Classroom Gallery of the Center for the Arts.

For further information check our SC Institutional Gallery listings, call the Center at 803/328-2787 or visit (www.yorkcountyarts.org).

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