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May 5-June 12: It's in the Atmosphere exhibit

FREDERICK, Md.—An international artist will curate a ceramics exhibition at Hood College May 5 through June 12.

Leslie King will showcase the exhibit, “It’s in the Atmosphere,” which celebrates the aesthetic and process of atmospheric firing through photos, descriptions and by featuring the work of more than 50 local ceramic artists. The exhibit will be on display in the Whitaker Campus Center Gallery, open daily from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Artists with work in this show include Carolanne Currier, Denise Joyal, Bill van Gilder, Catherine White, the kilns and crews of Butterfly Bend, Joy Bridy Pottery, Kristin Müller and the Müller-Okazaki Kiln, Shawn M. Grove Wood Fired Pottery, Tim Sherman Ceramics, the members of the Potters' Guild of Frederick, students and faculty of Frederick Clay Studio and Hood College students, faculty and alumni.

King’s artistic career includes work as a scenic artist for theaters in both New York and Copenhagen and as a commissioned muralist to Her Majesty Queen Margaret. She also worked as a graphic artist for major corporations in Europe where she pioneered the concept of environmental design—building-sized projects that were deployed in Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Brazil and China.

A reception for the exhibit will be held from 3:30 to 5 p.m. June 11. Both the reception and the exhibit are free and open to the public. For more information about the exhibit, contact Lisa York at 230-558-1137.