THE NORTH PEACE POTTERS’ GUILD AND ECOLE CENTRAL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Invite you to the opening of
BC in a BOX “FINGERPLAY”
At CENTRAL SCHOOL FRIDAY 7th NOVEMBER
6:30 -9:30 pm
PANEL DISCUSSION 7pm.
SILENT AUCTION (pieces made by members of the North Peace Potters’Guild)
. For over 50 years, The Potters Guild of BC (PGBC), a province-wide representative body, has connected like minded clay enthusiasts and as well as nurture and honour each distinct cultural community. Part of the guild’s mission is to sponsor and arrange exhibitions to provide opportunities to the members to showcase their work. The PGBC put out a calling to all ceramic artists from across BC to enter their work for the 2008 traveling exhibition. The only criteria for members, was to create a piece of art representing their style and fit into a box no larger than a 6 inch cube. In the spirit of the playful quality of miniatures, the theme of 'FingerPlay' was chosen to encourage the artists to address their interaction with the sensual, playful and pliable material.
BC in a Box: FingerPlay, a travelling ceramics exhibit representing ceramic artist from across BC. Seventy artists entered their work for the exhibition, which appeared at the inaugural show that opened at the Blackberry Gallery in Port Moody, BC in March 2008. All pieces were juried and fifty pieces were selected from the show to be a part of BC in a Box 2008: FingerPlay. The ceramic pieces represent a wide variety of techniques from sculptures to delicate wheel thrown pieces and a diversity of glazes, colours, and finishes.
“Ceramics have always traveled, and not just in an exhibition, such as BC in a Box: FingerPlay. They have journeyed around the world and between cultures, valued and exchanged as useful commodities and as beautiful objects of art.”(Liane Davison, Curator of Exhibitions & Collections, Surrey Art Gallery)
Kathryn O’Regan, Committee Chairperson wrote “While the theme of this show provides an opportunity for individual interpretation, there is a merging of each distinct voice. As the story with the exhibition begins to unfold, the pieces take on a new personalities and form interconnections with the body of work as a whole. They evolve into a single, strong expression of how BC ceramic artists conceptualize ‘fingerplay’”. This exhibition features wonderful examples of work by so many ceramic artists from across BC; audiences will indeed enjoy the exhibit.
During school hours at Central School until November 28th
Opening Reception ~ November 7th, 6:30- 8:30 pm
The North Peace Potters' Guild is extremely proud to be able to assist in bringing this exhibition to the community. Proceeds of the silent auction will, in part, provide funds for a bursary for a child from Central School to attend pottery class.