Black and White and Bold: ceramic sculptures of Carol Fleming at the Sheldon Art Galleries

Photos and reporting by Robert Kokenyesi, Ceramic Artist, Beachfront Pottery, Godfrey, IL, 62035, USA.  If you enjoyed this post, then like the post, and also like my Facebook page.    Check out Beachfront Pottery posts on Instagram @beachfrontpottery.    There is additional information about Beachfront Pottery on my web site.

The Venue


The Black and White and Bold exhibit took place from March 5 through May 15, 2021 in the Lucy and Stanley Lopata Sculpture Garden of the Sheldon Concert Hall and Art Galleries in St Louis, MO.

This picture is the street entrance to the Sheldon.






The Call for Entry

There was no call for entry, as this appears to be an invitational exhibit.

The Ceramic Art Pieces

The Sheldon published the following statement: “Carol Fleming started creating ceramic columns during graduate school at Ohio University and has now worked out of her St. Louis studio, Terra Nova, for over 30 years. She creates large sculptures of arches, eggs, acorns, spheres and teardrops, and her studio is known for fulfilling site-specific commissions in 25 states. In this exhibit, she shows her trademark columns, 8-foot tall, 250-pound sculptures representing vertical bridges that offer a connection toward acceptance and peace.”

“Black and White and Bold” by Carol Fleming.
“Black and White and Bold” by Carol Fleming.


The sculpture garden is a thin sliver of space between two buildings. It was very difficult to photograph the columns, because there was no way to enter the garden, so the photographs reflect what the audience saw through the windows from an elevated point of view.





“Black and White and Bold” by Carol Fleming.
“Black and White and Bold” by Carol Fleming.











To see more of her work visit her web site.

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