Kathie Grove’s “Connections” and Stephanie Massey’s “Strong and Determined” will showcase sculptural ceramics. The gallery is open to the public and free of charge.
Grove’s exhibit includes functional and sculptural work using the potter’s wheel, slab building and mixed media sculptural techniques. Her work is inspired by her three children. She begins with an element that represents her children, then explores ways to connect that element to her work. She is interested in the use of negative space, juxtaposition of dissimilar materials and surface manipulation.
Grove, who is pursuing a master’s certificate in ceramics and sculpture at Hood, has been an art teacher for 23 years and is chair of the art department and a ceramics and sculpture teacher at Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School. She holds a bachelor’s degree in education and a master’s degree in curriculum and instruction from the University of Maryland.
Massey’s exhibit includes ceramic work that is a metaphor for her life’s journey and observations. She draws inspiration from events that have influenced her and from the artistic lineage of her family. She views her work as a reflection of herself, a reaction to everyday moments that have affected her.
Massey, who is pursuing a graduate certificate in ceramic arts and a master of arts degree in ceramic arts at Hood, is a high school ceramics teacher in Prince George’s County, Md. She earned a bachelor of arts degree in studio art with a concentration in photography and ceramics as well as a bachelor of fine arts degree in studio art with a concentration in photography at Barton College in North Carolina.