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Two artists display ceramic works in Hodson Gallery

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

FREDERICK, Md.—The work of two ceramic artists—life-size ceramic geese and coil and wheel-thrown vessels—will be on display in the Hodson Gallery in the Tatem Arts Center at Hood College from June 28 to July 14.

A reception for both exhibits, and gallery talks by the artists will be June 29 from 4 to 6 p.m. in the gallery, which is open daily from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Goslings, Gaggles, and Flocks: A Hen's Perspective showcases the works of Janice Chassier of Pittsgrove, N.J. Life-size geese, in the many stages of life, are depicted nesting, swimming, parading and flying. She uses a variety of methods to form the geese—coils, slabs draped over a sand-filled fabric form and an old Eastern European firing technique that creates distinctive surface marks on the sculptures.

Chassier earned a bachelor's degree in elementary education and fine arts from Kean College in New Jersey. She has taught art at the elementary school level for 20 years.

Large wheel-thrown vessels comprise Meg Lau's exhibit, Perpetual Origins: Food, Family and Fire. Her pieces are pit fired with a low firing process, which captures and imprints the natural smoke effects on the surfaces.

Lau earned a bachelor's degree in art education from Millersville University and a master's degree in art education from Kutztown University. Her work has been exhibited in shows in Pennsylvania and in Columbia, Md.

For more information about the exhibits, contact Adam Farcus, director of the Hodson Gallery, at farcus@hood.edu.