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Delta College Center for the Arts Visions in Clay exhibit opens Aug. 16

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POSTED August 9, 2012 12:18 a.m.

STOCKTON — Delta College’s Center for the Arts L.H. Horton Jr. Gallery presents the 7th Annual Visions in Clay Exhibition and Awards Competition from Aug. 16 through Sept. 13.

The opening reception is planned for Thursday, Aug. 16, from 5 to 7 p.m. All events are free and open to the public.

Visions In Clay is the largest exhibition of ceramic works in the San Joaquin Valley. It is an exceptional show of craftsmanship and diversity of style through individual use of materials. In addition, the editor of Ceramics Monthly selected “Visions in Clay” as one of the top five ceramic exhibitions in the country. This year’s exhibit features 45 artists’ work from around the country, including six from Stockton: Joel Blum, Bruce Cadman, Ilena Finocchi, Jessica Fong, Mitchel Smith, and Kathy White. We are proud to report that three of the local artists are current or former Delta College students who studied ceramics under Professor Joe Mariscal.

The Visions in Clay exhibition is the first of three shows for the Gallery’s Fall Season. The Fall exhibitions are discipline-based shows that focus on the primary arts curriculum of Delta College’s Fine Art Division: 1) ceramics, 2) 2D–3D (painting, printmaking and sculpture), and 3) photography. This exhibition format brings in a large group of artists to present their work, providing greater exposure to diverse styles and media to Gallery audiences, thereby extending the educational and creative experience for Delta’s students. The Gallery’s primary mission is to support student-learning outcomes in the visual arts curriculum by building knowledge in the aesthetic, technical, cultural and historical context of the visual arts.

An independent juror, Joe Bova, Fine Arts Director and Professor Emeritus, Ohio University, selected the ceramic works. The exhibition includes functional, decorative and sculptural works, and is dedicated to unique form, glazing and texture qualities.

The competition awards go to: Christine Golden, Tuscon, Arizona, $1,000 - Best of Show; Charlene Doiron Reinhart, Hayward, California, $600 - 2nd Place; and Tony Martin, Pocatello, Idaho, $350 - 3rd Place

 For more information contact Jan Marlese L.H. Horton Jr. Gallery Director, (209) 954-5507, jmarlese@deltacollege.edu

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