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Gallery exhibit features works by four adjunct faculty

Monday, December 13, 2010

FREDERICK, Md.—An exhibition of ceramics, drawings and paintings by four Hood College adjunct faculty members will be on display Dec. 17 through Feb. 9 at the Hodson Gallery in the Tatem Arts Center at Hood College.

Shawn Grove, Bradley Birkhimer, Dixon Brady and Gary Cuddington will present their works in an exhibit entitled “Junction.” A reception for the artists is scheduled for Feb. 3 from 5 to 7 p.m. in the gallery, which is open daily from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Grove, who teaches elementary art in Loudoun (Va.) County public schools, uses elements of nature, including raw earthen clay and ash glaze, to create functional wood-fired ceramics ware.

Birkhimer, inspired by the repetition, angular roofs, overhangs and design of pagoda temples, combines Chinese architecture, his Christian faith and culture into his vessel-oriented forms. Many of his wheel-formed pieces are altered by paddling or cutting away clay, then decorating with thick slip or trailing glaze.

Brady will exhibit large pencil drawings portraying ideas of memory, history and place through the historical medium of graphite.

Cuddington, whose work has been shown nationwide, uses a wide range of media in his paintings, including charcoal, acrylics, oils, enamels and mixed media. This exhibit will feature his large, intensely colored paintings.

For further information, contact Milana Braslavsky, curator of the Hodson Gallery, at braslavsky@hood.edu.