August 18 – September 9, 2014
Martha Thorn is an artist based in Raleigh, NC. She got her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree with a concentration in Graphic Design from Western Carolina University. She began painting in 2007, marrying her background in design with a process driven approach to painting.
Her work has been exhibited at GreenHill, The Carrack Modern and other venues throughout the Southeast.
The Frank Creech Art Gallery will close at 4pm on May 8, 2014. We will return in August for the 2014 Fall semester. Have a great summer and thank you for all of your support!
Please click link below for the ticket information about our trip on March 18, 2014. We hope you can join us!
For further information please contact trip coordinator, Bill Gregory at email@example.com
African Ceramics: Contemporary Vitality From Ancient Veins
On March 13th Dr. Elizabeth Perrill, Consulting Curator for African Art at the NCMA, will be presenting a 45-minute lecture on African ceramics at Johnston Community College (JCC). Dr. Perrill’s research specialization in Zulu pottery has dovetailed perfectly with the focus on African ceramics spearheaded by William Gregory at JCC, and the NCMA is proud to facilitate this visiting lecture.
Drawing inspiration from the NCMA permanent exhibition, Dr. Perrill will begin her lecture with a comparison of one of the most ancient works in the African collection, the Nok culture terracotta dating from 600 B.C.E. to 600 C.E., with the contemporary ceramic work of Magdalene Odundo. These two artworks, both currently on display in the NCMA African gallery, are both hand-built, earthenware ceramics. Catering to the ceramic arts studio specialization of the JCC audience, Dr. Perrill will discuss the differences between the techniques used by each artist and then expand from this jumping off point into a broader survey of the various types of ceramic techniques and training that are currently thriving in her own country of specialization, South Africa. Dr. Perrill will conclude by introducing the work of several contemporary African ceramists.
This project is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts. Art Works.
Fine Arts Building
Johnston Community College
Contact: Bill Gregory, 919-209-2032 or firstname.lastname@example.org