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Gallery curator to talk ‘Contemporary Ceramics’

Contemporary CeramicsThe West Virginia University School of Art and Design will host Judy Barie for a gallery talk on Tuesday, October 10. 

Barie curated the Mesaros Galleries exhibition “Contemporary Ceramics: Mix, Shape, Create, Repeat” that begins on Thursday, October 12. 

In her curators statement, Barie said, “In March 2018 Pittsburgh PA will host the 52nd Annual National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts, known in the art world as NCECA. This is a very exciting vibrant time for our region, as we expect thousands of ceramic artists and collectors to visit the conference. 

As a prelude to this event, the Mesaros Galleries at West Virginia University will host an exhibition featuring ten nationally recognized ceramic artists. Contemporary Ceramics: Mix, Shape, Create, Repeat will feature a diverse array of ceramics both on and off the wall, mixing classic forms with new inventive techniques.” 

For the past 30 years, Barie has lived and worked as a studio artist outside of Pittsburgh. Her work has been shown extensively in solo exhibitions across the country including Boston, Washington D.C., New York City and Scottsdale, Arizona.  Barie divides her time between Pittsburgh and Chautauqua, New York, where she serves as the Susan and John Turben Director of VACI Galleries at the Chautauqua Institution. She is a West Virginia University School of Art and Design alumni. 

The talk begins at 5 p.m. and a reception will follow. The Mesaros Galleries are located in the lobby of WVU’s Creative Arts Center.