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African Ceramics: Contemporary Vitality From Ancient Veins

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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.

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Fine Arts Building
Room B108
11:00 a.m.
Johnston Community College
Smithfield, NC
Contact: Bill Gregory, 919-209-2032 or wagregory@johnstoncc.edu

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Trip to NCMA : Porsche by Design

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October 29, 2013

Featuring more than 20 automobiles, Porsche by Design presents cars owned by Ralph Lauren, Steve McQueen, and Janis Joplin, as well as the one-of-a-kind Panamericana concept car on loan from the Porsche Museum in Stuttgart, Germany.

Car lovers will appreciate the rarity and engineering genius of the automobiles on view. Art lovers will be intrigued by Porsche design and the connections that can be drawn with other works of art. All will gain a deep appreciation for hallmarks of the Porsche marque: beauty, artistry, technology, and innovation.

We will leave JCC Fine Art Department at 9:00 am and return before 3:00 pm via a JCC van. Van tickets may be purchased thru the JCC Performing Arts Ticket website or in person at the JCC Box Office. Van tickets are $16.00 per person.

Tickets for the Porsche Exhibition will be purchased when we arrive at the NCMA.

$18 Adults
$15 Seniors (65+), military, groups of 10+, college students (with current ID)
$12 Youth 7-18
Free Children 6 and under
Free College students, Fridays 5–9 pm (with current ID)
Free Member’s first visit
(subsequent visits 50% off)

For more information contact:

William “Bill” Gregory

Faculty Fine Art Department
Frank Creech Art Gallery

Johnston Community College
245 College Road
Smithfield, NC 27577
919-209-2032
Office: B111A