Gallery Reception for “2023 State of the Art Ceramics Biennial: BOLD” Curated by Julia Galloway and Jill Oberman
Join us at Parkland College's Giertz Gallery for the “2023 State of the Art Ceramics Biennial: BOLD” Curated by Julia Galloway and Jill Oberman gallery reception. The reception will be hosted on Thursday, November 30th from 5:30-7:30pm. Light refreshments will be provided, with music from Cobra Lounge Trio and gallery talk by Galloway and Oberman at 6:15 pm. This dynamic exhibition, curated by Julia Galloway and Jill Oberman, represents a cross-section of contemporary ceramics by artists who use innovative approaches and provide bold and unexpected ways of experiencing the medium. Galloway is a potter with an active studio practice and a professor of ceramics at the University of Montana, Missoula. She is a recipient of a United States Artist Grant and a Distinguished Scholar at the University of Montana. She is also the 2023 Artist of the Year by the Ceramics Arts Network and Ceramics monthly publication. Jill Oberman is the Curator and Gallery Coordinator at the Red Lodge Clay Center in Red Lodge, Montana. She has been the Executive Director of the Carbondale Clay Center, the Clay Studio of Missoula, and Programs and Administration Director at the Archie Bray Foundation for the Ceramic Arts, and a resident artist at numerous art institutions, notably the Anderson Ranch, the Archie Bray Foundation, and Arrowmont School for Arts and Crafts. The exhibit participants are comprised of artists and faculty from the United States including: Shae Bishop, residing in Bakersville, North Carolina; Brandi Lee Cooper, residing in Edinburg, TX ; Raheleh Filsoofi, residing in Nashville, Tennessee; Del Harrow, residing in Fort Collins, Colorado; Donté Hayes, residing in Cliffwood, New Jersey; Mike Helke, residing in Stillwater, Minnesota; Sydnie Jimenez, residing in Chicago, Illinois; Lauren Mabry, residing in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Alleghany Meadows, residing in Carbondale, Colorado; Brad Miller, residing in Venice, California; Bobby Silverman, residing in Long Island City, New York; and Alex Zablocki, residing in Alma, Michigan. Visit our website at https://www.parkland.edu/gallery for additional programming including visiting artists and workshops. Giertz Gallery hours are 10 am to 5 pm Monday through Wednesday, 10 am to 5 pm on Thursday, and noon to 2 pm Saturday. The gallery will be closed from 5 pm on November 22 through November 26 for Thanksgiving Break; December 11 through January 6 for Winter Break; and January 15 for Martin Luther King Jr. Day. To find the gallery during our fall construction period, we suggest using the B7 parking lot on the south end of campus. Enter through Door X2 and turn left. Take the first uphill ramp on your right (east of the library stairs) and then the two ramps directly north of the stairs to the highest point on the first floor, where the gallery is located. Giertz Gallery acknowledges support from the Illinois Arts Council Agency. Parkland College is a section 504/ADA-compliant institution; for accommodation, call 217/351-2505.