ArtProv Gallery, a contemporary gallery located in the Jewelry District’s historic Doran Building at 150 Chestnut Street, will host a Maine College of Art (MECA) ceramics alumni exhibition from March 10 – April 3 during the 2015 NCECA Conference in Providence. The locally-generated exhibit – identified by NCECA as particularly interesting, provocative or noteworthy – will feature the functional and sculptural work by 19 MECA alumni as well as pieces by faculty members Mark Johnson, Lucy Breslin, Marian Baker and Kari Radasch. The MECA show was juried by Susan Dewsnap.
The same day the MECA exhibit opens, ArtProv gallery will launch its newest exhibit titled “Ceramic Inspirations,” which will run through May 22. Ceramic Inspirations will feature works by artists Suzanne Hill, Linda Huey, and Jan Jacque, who all explore the natural world through clay, creating both functional and decorative pieces that go beyond ordinary objects to become works of art.
Suzanne Hill: Suzanne sees herself as both an artist and crafts person. In her recent work, she has been exploring the relationship between classical shapes and forms found in nature, inspired by trips to coastal New England and the American southwest.
Jan Jacque: Jan has always been drawn to the forms, lines, asymmetry and delicate complexity in nature, and her handcrafted creations in clay, wood and mirror express her deep respect and love for nature.
“Ceramic Inspirations along with the MECA exhibition represent our first time displaying the works of clay artists and I’m excited to have the opportunity to show a different art form at the gallery, with pottery and sculpture creations that are as beautiful as they are diverse,” says ArtProv gallery co-owner Michele Aucoin.
The shows will be open for Gallery Night Providence, March 19, 2015, from 5 p.m. – 9 p.m. An artist reception for both events will be held on Friday, March 27, 2015, from 5 p.m. – 9 p.m. During the NCECA Conference, ArtProv gallery will be open the following hours: March 22 from 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.; March 23, 24, and 25 from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.; March 26 and 27 from 11 a.m. – 9 p.m. and March 28 from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Normal ArtProv gallery hours are Wednesday – Friday 11 a.m. – 2 p.m., and every Gallery Night Providence. Evening and weekend appointments are welcome. For more information about ArtProv gallery, call 401-641-5182 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.