Penn State School of Visual Arts (SoVA) ceramic students exhibit works

The Penn State School of Visual Arts (SoVA) Clay Club Exhibition will be on display in the SoVA's Patterson Space, Jan. 27 to 31. The show will feature clay creations from both SoVA undergraduate and graduate students. A reception will take place from 5 to 6 p.m. Monday, Jan. 27.

This show came about in order to showcase the work being created within the Ceramics Department at SoVA. Students, both at the undergraduate and graduate levels, wanted the opportunity to exhibit their work together. The work being shown was created during Fall 2013 semester and is a taste of the many different voices within SoVA ceramics.

Participating artists include SoVA master of fine arts (MFA) students Christina Erives, Bech Evans, Margaret Kinkeade, Jennifer Kirkpatrick, Roberto Lugo, Brooks Oliver, and Eric Thornton, along with SoVA undergraduate students, Michael Brode, Christine Fashion, Abigail Grix, Hollace Kutay, Kristina Mast, Orly Mayer, Morgan Miller, Taylor Nyman, Jennifer Shenk, Beata Szekeres, Preston VanAllen, and Gwen Young, along with Ashley Lugo, Special Student in Sculpture.

“The clay club is a place where students who are and are not ceramic majors can meet and discuss work as well as plan trips to advance knowledge of ceramic history,” said Roberto Lugo, SoVA MFA candidate, and one of the show’s organizers. Clay Club's artists are passionate about their work, and thus a dynamic environment has been ignited with the interaction of individuals from diverse backgrounds.

Clay Club's president Brooks Oliver is a nationally known ceramic artist whose work is on display in several galleries across the United States. Oliver’s work also was featured in the 2013 National Student Juried Exhibition (NCECA) conference.

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Last Updated January 22, 2014