Feature Articles

March 2011

ENO Gallery in Hillsborough, NC, Features Works by Donna Polseno

ENO Gallery in Hillsborough, NC, is presenting the exhibit, Metaphors of Containment, featuring a solo exhibition of ceramic vessels by Virginia artist, Donna Polseno on view in the lower gallery through Apr. 22, 2012.

Polseno was born in Connecticut, where she grew up fascinated by her father’s work as a painter and illustrator. When she went off to The Kansas City Art Institute it was to become a painter like him, until the chance exposure to ceramics lead her into the pottery shop where Ken Ferguson and Victor Babu were teaching. The great creativity, passion and energy of that place and time lead to a lifetime commitment to clay.

Polseno went on the receive her M.A.T. from the Rhode Island School of Design. She is the recipient of two National Endowment of the Arts grants for individual artists. Polseno teaches ceramics at Hollins University, in Roanoke, VA.

Wayne Higby, Chair of Ceramic Art, Alfred University said the following about Polseno, “Artists contextualize and create a point of view that informs the viewer. They tell us what to think, to feel, to understand. They reveal. We know about the sunset because artists have revealed it to us. Likewise, we know about utility in this case because Donna Polseno reveals it so poetically.”

Also on view at ENO Gallery through Apr. 22, 2012, is the exhibit, Totems and Talismans, a sculpture invitational, by eleven artists offering contemporary interpretations of Totems and Talismans. Participating artists include: Alice Ballard (Greenville, SC); Lisa Creed (Durham, NC); Daniel Essig (Asheville, NC); John Geldersma (Santa Fe, NM); Virginia Gibbons (Wilmington, NC); Kelly Guidry (Breaux Bridge, LA); Tinka Jordy (Hillsborough, NC); William Moore (Pittsboro, NC); Hope Swann (Charlotte, NC); Kathy Triplett (Weaverville, NC); and Susan Wells (Hillsborough, NC).

ENO Gallery represent exceptional contemporary artists for both first time buyers and discerning collectors. The gallery is a unique and intimate exhibition space in the heart of the Hillsborough historic district, offering work from artists of exceptional quality and dedication. We are honored to represent some of the most creative individuals from both the regional and national communities. Our name is inspired by the Eno River that runs through downtown Hillsborough, which was laid out in 1754 by William Churton on 400 acres where the Occaneechi Indian Trading Path crossed the Eno River.

For further information check our NC Commercial Gallery listings, call the gallery at 919/833-1415 or visit (http://www.enogallery.net/).


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