Allen Brings Exhibition For The Table to the 1912 Gallery of Emory & Henry College
For the Table is the title of an exhibition by ceramics artist and professor Jennifer Allen at The 1912 Gallery of Emory & Henry College from Tuesday, January 17 through Saturday, February 11, 2012.
Allen will speak about her work during an Artalk on Monday, January 30 at 7:30 pm in the Board of Visitors Lounge of Van Dyke Center. The 1912 Gallery, located at the Emory Train Depot, will open at 6:30 pm for viewing and after the Artalk for a reception with the artist.
All of the pitchers and plates, teapots and bowls on exhibit are wheel-thrown and altered porcelain. Some of the pieces incorporate hand built elements such as folds, darts, seams, pleats and ruffles which reflect Allen’s love of sewing.
She states, “Determined to keep ‘handmade’ an essential part of the contemporary home, my ongoing focus is to reinforce personal sentiments of beauty, joy, nourishment and celebration through porcelain tableware.” Her inspirations range from the natural landscapes found in Alaska, Montana and West Virginia to post WWII textiles, Arts and Crafts Era designs and Edo period kimono fabrics.
Allen currently teaches ceramics at Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, Ohio. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Alaska-Anchorage and her Master of Fine Arts from Indiana University-Bloomington.
Both the exhibit and the Artalk are free of charge. The 1912 Gallery is open to the public Tuesday through Saturday, noon-5 pm or by appointment. Call 276.944.6866 for additional information or to make an appointment.