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The “Balance” multimedia exhibit took place from Jul 5 through August 16, 2020 in the gallery of the Jacoby Arts Center in Alton, IL.
The Call for Entry
This was an invitational exhibit. Here is the narrative from the Jacoby Arts Center: “Balance, an exhibition by four area artists, Jerry C. Williams, Ceramics Artist, Mark Witzling, Abstract Painter, Diane Tessman, Fiber Artist and Garry McMichael, Realist Painter. It seems this exhibition could not have been planned for a better time. We are desperately trying to find and keep our lives in balance. At this very moment, everyone is caught up in a world consumed with medical, social and political crisis, all happening at the same time. We find ourselves struggling to keep our families healthy, productive and well fed. Hopefully, this exhibition, Balance, can give us some relief and help us and the world we live in.
The Ceramic Art Pieces
This was great show of force by Jerry C. Williams Sr. I’ve seen a few of his pieces in juried exhibits, but here the variety of his pieces truly demonstrate his talent and his love of ceramics. To see more of his works visit his Facebook page.
Great example of a large bowl with decoration at the bottom. As you see the exhibit curator placed a mirror under the tilted bowl to show the bottom.
Great example of the large bowl with decoration at the bottom. As you see the exhibit curator placed a mirror under the tilted bowl to show the bottom.
Interesting narrative for this bowl. Sunshine is an immigrant woman who was a student in Jerry’s class.
Great looking bluish glaze on all these pieces. The serving tray also has decoration on the bottom.
Vases by Jerry.
Unglazed and carved large vase.
Even larger vase with koi fish.
Three smaller pieces.
Cave painting is the start of graffiti.
The story of graffiti continues with an Aborigine drawing and then with jerry’s signature.
Carved, unglazed sculptures.
The “Sacred dwellings” is a carved bowl.