Ceramic art pieces in the “Endangered” exhibit at the St Louis Artists’ Guild

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 Venue



The “Endangered” multi media exhibit took place from August 9 through September 7, 2019 in the galleries of the St Louis Artists’ Guild in Clayton, Missouri.




The Call for Entry

The seemingly out of control human impact on our times has left us with a feeling that life as we know it is endangered. We are interested in how you interpret these themes, ranging from our environmental impact to threats on the planet, civilization, and progress. For this exhibition, the St. Louis Artists’ Guild is looking for works in all media, including but not limited to painting, drawing, photography, sculpture, ceramics, mix-media, digital art, video art, and installation art that explores the increasing sense of peril of our planet.

The Ceramic Art Pieces

There was one ceramic piece in the exhibit.

“Colony Collapse, 2019” by Laura Lebeda, Manchester, MO

The endangered creatures she represents here are honey bees.  The words “honey bee” are found the left edge of the piece.  There are several octagonal impressions (the one that look like holes), and there are three dead bees under the glass paperweight in the center.  It was good to see so many materials combined with ceramics.

On her web site she states: “My intention is to invite viewers to look closer and see the sacred in our everyday lives. The purpose of my artwork is to encourage further exploration
and contemplation of the strength, fragility and beauty
of the natural world, and our human relationship within it.”

For more of her works visit her web site.





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