CHICAGO "20 Years Strong: Women Working in Clay" at Woman Made Gallery (WMG) in Chicago opens November 9, 2012, as one of the final shows in our 20th anniversary year. It celebrates 20 yearsand moreof 21 American women working in clay. The show demonstrates the varied and powerful contributions women ceramic artists make to the art world.
Nov. 9 Dec. 23, 2012 / Opening Reception: Friday, November 9, 69 p.m.
In her curatorial statement, Linda Hillman writes: "My vision has been to showcase the conceptual strength, beauty, and skill women demonstrate in their ceramic workthe contemporary vessel, the quotidian pot, sculpture, and figuration. It is a big goal and women's contributions to the art world are wider than this show can accommodate. However, 'Women Working in Clay' is a tribute to women who have forged a place for themselves and others in ceramics."
Included are ceramic works by Mary Barringer, Meredith Brickell, Linda Christianson, Anne Currier, Andrea Gill, Silvie Granatelli, Jan McKeachie Johnston, Gail Kendall, Eva Kwong, Winnie Owens-Hart, Donna Polseno, Angelica Pozo, Liz Quackenbush, Annabeth Rosen, Virginia Scotchie, Ellen Shankin, Linda Sikora, Sandy Simon, Susanne Stephenson, Jerilyn Virden, and Paula Colton Winokur.
Curator, Linda Hillman has a B.A. in Art and Art History, a M.S. in Visual Communication from the Illinois Institute of Technology, and a M.S. in Applied Linguistics from the Illinois Institute of Technology. She is an artist working in ceramics, following 35 years as an ESL teacher, teacher trainer, writer, and founding director of the English Language Academy at DePaul University, Chicago. She has published articles about noted potters in New Ceramics, Ceramics Monthly, and in Clay Times.
The reception for "20 Years Strong: Women Working in Clay" is on Friday, November 9 from 6 to 9 p.m.
Woman Made Gallery, 685 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago. (312) 738-0400. firstname.lastname@example.org . www.womanmade.org
Gallery Hours: WedFri noon7p.m., SatSun noon4p.m. Admission: Free
Woman Made Gallery is supported in part by grants from the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency; a CityArts grant from the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events; the Arts Work Fund for Organizational Development, a donor-advised fund of the Chicago Community Trust; the Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelley Foundation; The Efroymson Family Fund, a CICF Fund; a major anonymous donor; and the generosity of its members and contributors.