Photos and reporting by Robert Kokenyesi, Ceramic Artist, Beachfront Pottery, Godfrey, IL, 62035, USA. If you enjoyed this post, then give me a “like” on my Facebook page. There is additional information about Beachfront Pottery on my web site.
The Greenville University Art Faculty exhibit was open from October 4 through October 31, 2018. The location was the site of the Greenville University Art Department at the Maves Art Center in Greenville, Illinois. The exhibit space is part of a center which is also home for a large computer lab for digital design classes, and spaces for painting.
The Call for Entry
I’m not sure if there was a formal call for entry. This most likely was an exhibit organized entirely from within the art department.
This was the sign on the wall at the entrance to the exhibit.
The Ceramic Art Pieces
A large vase thrown by expert hands. Looks like stoneware clay; has a weathered surface appearance.
A neat looking sculptural piece with combination of iron/steel chain and a strap. Could it be the lightly veiled expression of feeling shackled to pottery?
The person called Piety in the title is a painter who teaches classes at the University.
This a cool mixture of the functional vase with enough modification to cross into a sculpture.
Yet another piece that has a functional base to it, and then the sculptural elements turn it into something more interesting.
Unfortunately, I was unable to find any artists statement or any other indication of Tim’s narrative for this or any other pieces.