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Large-scale ceramic sculptures on display in Hodson Gallery

Monday, January 27, 2014

FREDERICK, Md.—The large-scale ceramic sculpture of Scott Ross will be displayed Feb. 7 through March 1 in the Whitaker Gallery at Hood College.

An opening reception and artist talk will be held Feb. 7 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. in the gallery, which is open daily from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Ross will demonstrate his methods for creating abstract sculptures and more traditional forms Feb. 8 and 9 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the College's Tatem Arts Center, Room 1.

The exhibit, In Becoming Stone, features large -scale sculptures constructed of solid clay, wood and metal. For more than 15 years, he has been building and firing wood-kilns at his home studio in White Lake, Mich. His work has been nationally and internationally exhibited; some of his pieces are in the permanent collections of the Museo del Vino in Torgiano, Italy, and the Guandong Shiwan Ceramics Museum in Foshan, China. A number of his large-scale public works are installed at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, where he earned a master of fine arts degree in sculpture, and in the Josephine Sculpture Park in Frankfort, Ky.

Ross is an assistant professor of sculpture at Kentucky State University, where he teaches ceramics as well as traditional and contemporary sculptural practices.

For information about the exhibit, contact Adam Farcus, gallery director, at farcus@hood.edu; for information about the demonstration, contact Karen Taylor at taylor@hood.edu.