Feature Articles

April 2014

Some Exhibits That Are Still On View

Our policy at Carolina Arts is to present a press release about an exhibit only once and then go on, but many major exhibits are on view for months. This is our effort to remind you of some of them.

Methodist University in Fayetteville, NC, is presenting Picasso: 25 Years of Edition Ceramics from the Rosenbaum Collection, on view in the David McCune International Art Gallery, through Apr. 13, 2014. The exhibition presents a selection of the ceramics created by Pablo Picasso in collaboration with George and Suzanne Ramie and the artisans at their Madoura pottery workshop in Vallauris, Southern France, between the years 1947 and 1971. The exhibition consists of 40 ceramic works - plates, bowls, pitchers, vases, and plaques - in addition to posters and other memorabilia.

The North Carolina Pottery Center in Seagrove, NC, is presenting Teachers of Tradition: NC’s Folk Heritage Award-Winning Potters, a temporary exhibition highlighting and honoring the exemplary work of thirteen of the state’s outstanding traditional potters, on view through Apr. 26, 2014. Potters included in this exhibit are: Dorothy and Walter Auman, Burlon Craig, Vernon Owens, Amanda Swimmer, Nell Cole Graves, Louise Bigmeat Maney, Melvin Lee Owens, Celia Cole Perkinson, Neolia Cole Womack, Senora Lynch, Arnold Richardson and Sid Luck.

The Charleston Museum in Charleston, SC, continues its accessories exhibition series with Fashion Accessories: Purses. On exhibit now through Apr. 27, 2014, the exhibit features over two hundred years of handbag history. Many reflect the popularity of the times, such as the colorful beaded bags of the 1830s, the delicate mesh bags of the 1920s or the sturdy framed bags of the early 20th century.

Pottery from the private collection of Joan Byrd and George Rector will be on display through May 9, 2014, at the Fine Art Museum at Western Carolina University. The exhibit, including pieces by some of the world’s most celebrated potters, coincides with the conclusion of Byrd’s long career as a professor of ceramics at WCU. She will retire in May after teaching for 46 years on the art faculty. Rector has taught ceramics at WCU for more than 20 years. He will continue to serve as an adjunct art faculty member in the WCU School of Art and Design.

North Carolina State University in Raleigh, NC, is presenting Remnants of the Floating World, featuring kimonos, textiles, ceramics, and 19th century woodblock images from feudal Japan’s pleasure and entertainment districts, on view in the historic NCSU Chancellor’s Residence, (the future Gregg Museum of Art & Design), through May 23, 2014.

The Mint Museum Uptown in Charlotte, NC, is presenting Allure of Flowers: Botanical Motifs in Craft, Design, & Fashion, on view through Aug. 10, 2014. The Mint is celebrateing spring’s arrival by transforming galleries into virtual gardens of flowers drawn from the museum’s renowned permanent collection with this new exhibition. The forms, colors, and textures of the botanical world have long inspired artists from across the globe in glass, ceramic, textile, and jewelry design. Allure of Flowers presents a survey of outstanding works from the mid-nineteenth century to today that illustrate the evolution of floral ornament in modern and contemporary applied art.

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