SHERIDAN, Wyo. (February 16, 2018) – Renowned soda fired porcelain artist, Lorna Meaden, headlines the first-ever curated ceramics exhibition at the Edward A. Whitney Gallery at the Whitney Center for the Arts at Sheridan College next Thursday, Feb. 22. Meaden will work with students then present an artist talk at 4pm followed by an opening reception from 5-7p.

The exhibition is curated by Elaine Henry and Rod Dugal, and includes works by Meaden, Ashwini Bhat, Bede Clarke, Bethany Benson, Bill Wilkey, Brenda Lichman, Carolanne Currier, J. Daniel Murphy, Don Cox, Gay Smith, John Oles, Josh Deweese, Justin Lambert, Nolan Baumgartner, Seth Rainville, Simon Levin, Ted Neil and Tyler Gulden. All works on display are available for purchase.

“Lorna’s visit gives our students unique insight into the practices of a nationally recognized working cermaics artist,” said Sheridan College ceramics instructor, Rod Dugal. “We are planning and building a soda kiln at Sheridan College. Her work will help to prepare students for this exciting new addition to the Sheridan College arts program.”

“Lorna is one of my favorite studio potters, in personality and in pottery practice. It is exciting to have her here in Sheridan, and I hope that the community will turn out to hear her talk,” said Henry. “She is engaging, entertaining and an exceptional potter. I admire the fact that she makes her living off of her work. She is that good. Her functional pots, including dinnerware and serving pieces, are collected all over the U.S. and are included in the upcoming ceramics exhibition at Sheridan College.”

The artist talk and opening are free and open to the public. The exhibition is on view February 22 – March 18.

The Edward A. Whitney Gallery is open Monday-Friday from 10a-7p and Sundays from 12-4p.  More information at WhitneyArts.org.

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