Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Balance Act

Last summer, my wife and I bought a new house in Greensboro. Three years after moved to NC, I finnally felt a sense of settle-down. I remodeled my garage into a studio. It ended up to be my kids’ favorite activity room. My son loves to build his model cars there, and my daughter would spend hours there to work on her drawing. My dream of working in home studio didn’t turn out as I planed.
Right now, I am sharing a large studio with 4 other potters near UNC-Greensboro. It works out perfectly. However, I am still juggling between teaching, family, and my studio times. I will try to post my updates at least once a month to share my news.
Here are some of my recent works for an up coming three-person show this week. The reception is this Friday, March 23, from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm. If you will be around triad area, please come to the show.



WINSTON-SALEM, N.C.Sawtooth School for Visual Art presents – REFUGE -running March 20 through May 11 in the Davis Gallery.  An Artists’ Reception will be held Friday, March 23, 5-7pm.

Refuge; a place of safety and shelter

      Artists Po-Wen Liu, Joyce Teta and Benita VanWinkle share their responses to “refuge.” Po-Wen creates ceramic vessels that provide an interior space of spiritual refuge, Joyce explores the fabricated safety of story lines in ink and Benita shows us photographic stills indicating the silent refuge of movie theaters.

  In addition, Salem College intern Diana Vasquez and Richard Barco will lead in the creation of a 3D inflatable refuge. Sawtooth students and visitors to the gallery will be able to enter the sculpture and contribute their own ideas of refuge.

The exhibit and reception are free and open to the public.

The Eleanor & Egbert Davis Gallery is located in the Sawtooth School for Visual Art at 251 N. Spruce Street, Winston-Salem, NC 27101.  Gallery hours are: Monday through Friday 10-7 and Saturday 10-2.

Sawtooth School for Visual Art is the premier community visual art school in the Piedmont Triad and provides art education for all ages.  For more information about the Sawtooth School for Visual Art, visit sawtooth.org or call 336.723-7395.  Note: photos available upon request
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