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June 20: Ceramics exhibit features spiral shapes, three-legged pottery

Monday, June 20, 2011

FREDERICK, Md.—Two ceramic art exhibits—one focusing on the spiral shape  and the other featuring functional pottery balanced on three legs—will be on display in Hood College's Hodson Gallery in the Tatem Arts Center June 24 through July 4.

A reception, featuring talks by the artists, will be held June 25 from 5 to 7 p.m. in the gallery, which is open daily from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Jane Kavanagh Morton of Dewark, Del., incorporates the spiral shape of mollusk shells in her sculptures to signify growth of relationships, and texture and a variety of surface treatments to reflect individuals' uniqueness in an exhibit entitled "Celebrating the Spiral."

Kavanagh Morton worked as a two-dimensional artist for 40 years before branching out into three-dimensional media. She will earn a graduate certificate in ceramic arts in September.

"Tripot Evolution" showcases the work of Karen Lachow of Ashburn, Va. Each of her stoneware and porcelain pottery is set on three legs, which serves as a metaphor for how people overcome obstacles by raising themselves up and over life's hurdles.

Lachow is an information technology professional and ceramic artist in her spare time. She is a resident potter at Manassas (Va.) Clay and is pursuing a graduate certificate in ceramic arts at Hood.

For more information, contact Milana Braslavsky, curator of the Hodson Gallery, at (301) 696-3521 or by e-mail.