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“Fired Up in the Natural State: Contemporary Ceramics”

By Leslie Newell Peacock

Jan. 23-Feb. 14, Baum Gallery, University of Central Arkansas, Conway. Opening reception 4-7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 23.

Aaron Calvert, "Big ’un"

Ceramics by 13 artists, most of whom who are now or have been on the faculty of universities across Arkansas, make up the exhibition “Fired Up in the Natural State: Contemporary Ceramics” in the Baum Gallery in UCA’s McCastlain Hall. The ceramicists include Kensuke Yamada of UA Little Rock, profiled in the January issue of the Arkansas Times; Linda Lopez of UA Fayetteville, profiled by Katy Henriksen for the Times; Aaron Calvert of Henderson State University, profiled as one of the 60th “Delta Exhibition” artists; Dawn Holder of the University of the Ozarks; Benjamin Cirgin, formerly of the U of A; Jeannie Hulen and Mathew McConnell of the U of A; Liz Smith of the University of Central Arkansas; Stephen Driver, co-owner of Little Mulberry Pottery; Joe Bruhin of Fox Mountain Pottery; UCA senior Anna Wagner; and Fletcher Larkin of Fox Pass Pottery.

Baum Gallery Director Brian Young and Associate Professor Liz Smith co-curated the show to reveal “a variety of forms and expressions from the functional to the whimsical,” Young says.


January 31
3:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Baum Gallery, UCA
201 Donaghey Ave.
Conway, AR 72035 United States
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