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May 15: Hodson Gallery features capstone exhibition

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

FREDERICK, Md.—An exhibition of large-scale, wood-fired ceramic storage vessels will be on display May 18 through June 3 in the Hodson Gallery at Hood College.

"Legacy" will showcase the work of Kentucky resident Matthew Gaddie. There will be a reception and brief artist talk May 20 from 2 to 4 p.m. in the gallery, which is open daily from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Each of Gaddie’s unique functional vessels reflects the simple rural agricultural life and traditions he grew to admire as a child. The contemporary ceramic storage jars illustrate the connection he has between the rural, hard-working days of his youth and his life today as a potter.

Gaddie earned a bachelor of fine arts degree in ceramics from the University of Evansville. His work is exhibited in galleries in Kentucky, North Carolina and Tennessee.

For more information, contact Ryan Browning, curator, at