Thursday, March 17, 2011

FREE Pewabic Pottery Exhibit Inspired by American Rustbelt runs thru 5/8 - opening reception 3/18 6pm

Newest exhibit “Romancing the Rustbelt” inspired by our nation’s Industrial Past

Pewabic Pottery’s new exhibit Romancing the Rustbelt: Ceramics Inspired by Our Heroic Industrial Past, begins Friday, March 18 with an opening reception from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. The show will feature a variety of pieces inspired by America’s industrial past from nine different artists.

The Pewabic group show displays artists who convey feeling for the vanishing industrial base of the country, visible in the coal and oil fields of Ohio and Pennsylvania, the steel mills and factories of Pennsylvania and Michigan and the textile mills of New England. Artists represented in the exhibit include Joseph Pintz, Louis Pierozzi, Michael Schmidt, Tim Rowan, Jay Dougan, Rollie Younger, Lynn Duryea, Phillip Ahnen, Sarah Lindley and Norwood Viviano.

American industry continues to be shaped and transformed by the Rust Belt region, including cities such as Detroit. Known for its manufacturing prowess, the Rust Belt has inspired the group of artists to create ceramic pieces reflecting the nostalgia for our industrial past.

“We felt this was an important exhibit to highlight Detroit’s own industrial past,” said Terese Ireland, executive director of Pewabic Pottery. “It’s a wonderful opportunity to see an artist’s interpretation of Rust Belt history, inspired by a romantic view for our past.”

Rust Belt images will accompany the artwork. The exhibit is free and open to the public, and runs through May 8.

Pewabic Pottery is a non-profit arts and cultural organization and National Historic Landmark dedicated to ceramic education and advancing contemporary ceramic arts while honoring Arts & Crafts ideals.

Pewabic Pottery is open to the public year round and offers classes, workshops, lectures and tours to children and adults. Pewabic continues to create tile for architectural and offers galleries that showcase more than 70 ceramic artists and a museum store for purchasing handmade items. Visitors are welcome, free of charge, during regular business hours Monday – Saturday from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 4 p.m. To learn more about Pewabic Pottery call (313) 822-0954 or visit their website at Pewabic Pottery is located at 10125 E. Jefferson Ave. in Detroit across the street from Waterworks Park.


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