‘Magic Dirt’ Ceramics Show Opens January 15

The Baron and Ellin Gordon Art Galleries at Old Dominion University will present Magic Dirt, a national juried exhibition showcasing contemporary ceramics sculpture, January 15–February 20, with an opening reception on Saturday, Saturday, January 15. The show, which is free and open to the public.

The show’s jurors, Juan Granados, Associate Professor of Art at Texas Tech University, and Richard Nickel, Associate Professor of Art Education at ODU, designed the exhibit to showcase innovative contemporary ceramics sculpture and functional forms. With Magic Dirt they were looking for personal and artistic narratives through the medium of ceramics.

“We wanted works that spoke eloquently about the artists’ abilities to communicate their artistic visions and statements through the use of ceramics and in some cases mixed media,” Granados and Nickel said in a joint statement. “Ultimately we chose artworks that were impressive examples of artists communicating with visual interplay in media, commentary, social and political awareness, humor and a range of aesthetic exploration. Overall, we believe the exhibition presents wonderful and excellent examples of personal artistic narratives in ceramics.”

The Gordon Galleries are located at 4509 Monarch Way, between 45th and 46th streets. For more information call 683-6271 or visit http://al.odu.edu/art/gallery/index.php.

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