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Haley Swanson “Phantasia” Exhibition Starts July 9 at Morean Center for Clay

01 Jul 2016, Posted by Morean Administrator in Community, Events, Press Releases

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Haley Swanson wraps up her Artist-in-Residence tenure @ Morean Center for Clay with exit show July 9

“Phantasia” features animal sculptures and more from S.C. native

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – As she ends her two-year Artist-in-Residence stint at Morean Center for Clay, Haley Swanson will go out with a bang with her “Phantasia” exhibition which premieres Saturday, July 9. Coinciding with “Second Saturday ArtWalk” from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., “Phantasia” will run through July 31. Admission and parking are free at Morean Center for Clay.

“It’s my first solo exhibition and I am very excited. I think this work is the best I’ve ever created and I can’t wait to share it with everyone,” says Swanson, a 24-year-old native of Greenville, South Carolina and a graduate of Winthrop University.

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The daughter of a registered nurse and a computer expert, Swanson was accepted into the competitive Artist-in-Residence program at Morean Center for Clay in 2014 as she finished her senior year of college.

“This has been a really positive experience, allowing me to explore as many different ideas and techniques as possible,” adds Swanson. “The Artist-in-Residence program has benefited me tremendously and my mentors here have truly been great. I’m going to miss Morean Center for Clay a lot. It’s been a big part of my life.”

Swanson starts a residency program this fall in Pennsylvania and wants to become a premier ceramic artist in the coming years.

WHO: Haley Swanson, Artist-in-Residence

WHAT: Exit show titled “Phantasia”

WHERE: Morean Center for Clay, 420 22nd Street South, St. Petersburg

WHEN: Premiere 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, July 9. Exhibition runs through July 31

HOURS: Morean Center for Clay is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday

COST: Admission and parking are always Free at Morean Center for Clay

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