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Artist in Residence Gallery Opening at Morean Center for Clay

10 Sep 2019, Posted by Robin McGowan in ART Matters, Classes, Community, Events, News, Press Releases

Left-Ceramic art created by Claire McCauley Right-Multi-media work of Danny Debrow

St. Petersburg, FL – (September 14, 2019) The Morean Center for Clay’s nationally renowned Artist-in-Residence program is introducing a talented group of six ceramicists with a gallery opening between 5 and 7 pm on Saturday, September 14, 2019. Selected from nearly 50 applicants, the artist styles reflect diverse experiences and training ranging from the lyrical story telling approach of Claire McCauley to conceptual multi-media of returning second year resident Danny Dobrow. The Artist-in-Residence exhibit will be open through October 6.

Each of the distinguished Artists-in-Residence will be teaching classes and workshops, so this gallery show in particular allows interested local students and artists to identify a technique or style they want to refine in their work,” said Morean Center for Clay Director Valerie Scott Knaust.

The participating artists include: Catherine Mills of New Orleans, Claire McCauley, of Chicago, Danny Dobrow of Minnesota, Katie Fee of South Carolina, Jonah Fleeger of Indiana and Yeonsoo Kim of Haenam, South Korea.

The Morean Center for Clay is the largest operating clay studio in the Southeast. It boasts over 48 professional ceramic artist working studios. The Center also has opportunities for the public to participate in classes and workshops and to support the artists in the retail shop on property featuring their works.

The Artist in Residence program at the Morean Center for Clay aims to enhance and further the educational experience of clay artists. During their time at the Morean they are encouraged to build their body of work, teach classes for youth and adults, apply to shows and participate in group and individual critiques. A solo exhibition serves as the capstone experience for the program, highlighting the concentration of the artist’s work during his/her residency. Residency alumni have gone on to study at graduate school, to own and operate their own studios and have become professors at colleges and universities across the Nation.

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