Friday, February 3, 2023

MONDAY: Westchester Sketchers at the Clay Art Center in Portchester

 


A Place to Create, Connect, and Be Inspired


Clay Art Center in Port Chester, New York, is a nationally recognized 501c3 non-profit dedicated to the advancement and practice of ceramic art.  Katherine Choy, a leader of the Newcomb pottery aesthetic, joined by master potter Henry Okamoto, founded the center as a communal studio in 1957.  With Choy's untimely death in 1958, Okamoto pursued her legacy for the rest of his life.  At one time a lone beacon of clay artistry on the east coast, CAC become a haven for clay artists, many of whom pursued significant careers in ceramics and influenced contemporary ceramic practice.

Today Clay Art Center is the largest and most active ceramic facility in the tri-state area.  Each year CAC serves over 12,000 people in-person and virtually with exhibitions, classes, workshops, volunteer opportunities, and exposure to the rich world of handmade ceramic art. 


Clay Art Center is pleased to present Rising Stars: Annual Student Exhibition, with Concurrent Youth & Community Arts Exhibitions, celebrating the achievements of our adult students, our Youth students, and our Community Arts Program.  This exhibition brings together a diverse range of artists who are at many different stages in their journey with clay.  It features functional and sculptural works, creating a visual presentation of Clay Art Center’s strength & breadth in educational programming.
View a sampling of works from the exhibition here: https://www.clayartcenter.org/rising-stars-2023.



The Clay Art Center is excited to honor Black History Month by providing an online invitational exhibition “The Sustaining Presence: Stalwarts of African American Contemporary Clay.”  Guest Curated by Syd Carpenter.  This exhibition celebrates Black ceramic artists from across the US, throughout February, with two of the works in the exhibition by Sana Musasama available to view in person from February 1st to March 1st, 2023.  Visit here: https://www.clayartcenter.org/the-sustaining-presence 



DETAILS:
  
DATE: MONDAY, February 6, 2023

Start time: 10:00 AM

  
LOCATION: Clay Art Center,  40 Beech St, Port Chester, NY 10573. Phone: (914) 937-2047.

FROM Grand Central Terminal, NYC: Take the Metro-North New Haven Line to the Portchester station.  Clay Art Center is a 9 min. walk from the station.

PARKING:
The parking lot fills up very quickly.  Park in the spaces in the middle of the lot, and along the gallery side (same side as the blue door).  The parking spots along the wall where the mosaic tree is, and the spots along the street side are all permit-only spots.  There is parking on the street which is also often full.  If you don't mind a short walk, there is parking over at Stop n Shop / Petco and in that complex in general.

SHOW and Tell: 12:30 PM.  There is no place to eat lunch on site.  Lunch will be on your own OR you can join a group of us at Antonio's for pizza.

NOTES: 
  • Admission is FREE.
  • Masks are optional, but please be prepared to wear one if the class/artists in the area request it.
  • Drawing stools are permitted. 

Please RSVP to Cathy Gutterman at cathygutterman@verizon.net


Looking for us? 
Call/text: Cathy at (914) 625-0766 or Marianne at (914) 355-6507

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