Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Nan Exhibits New Sculptures at Morean Center for Clay

I am pleased to be exhibiting new sculptures in Figurative Florida at Morean Center for Clay: Opening November 9, 2019. “Figurative Florida (November 9 thru 29) curated by TJ Erdahl presents artwork created by the state’s top ceramic figure sculptors. The Florida artists featured include Nan Smith, Pavel Amromin, John Byrd, Liz Bryant, Derek Reveerts, Taylor Robenalt, Mario Mutis, Angela DiCosola, Tammy Marinuzzi, Matt Schaeffer and TJ Erdahl. An opening reception will be hosted as part of the St. Pete Arts Alliance Second Saturday Art walk on Saturday, November 9 from 5 to 9 pm.” I am very proud of the many UF Ceramics MFA Alumni artists included in Figurative Florida. All are creating resonant figure sculpture and sharing their talents and knowledge through teaching. Pavel Amromin is currently the Gallery Director and Assistant Professor at Gulf State College. Tammy Maranuzzi serves as the Chair and is a full Professor at the Gulf State College. Together this team has vitalized the art scene in Panama City, Florida. Liz Bryant is an Assistant Professor of Art at Florida State College at Jacksonville. Derek Reeverts is part of the UF family where he serves as the UF Ceramics Teaching Lab Specialist. Mario Mutis is working in Gainesville as an Adjunct Instructor teaching ceramics and sculpture at the Sante Fe College. Angel Dicosola in a Full Professor running the Ceramics Program at the Florida Atlantic University. Matt Schaeffer has taught art for the Sante Fe College, UF Ceramics and K-12. Exhibition Curator, TJ Erdahl recently moved to St. Peterburg, Florida to teach K-12. He has taught workshops nationally including at the Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Sante Fe Clay, the Morean Arts Center as well as teaching at the Princeton Day School, and at the University of Iowa. Paul and I drove the work down and also transported sculptures by Derek and Mario. I love the causeway view as you cross from Tampa to St. Petersburg. Thanks for Matt Scheimann (Morean Artist Manager) for helping get things ready for my install.

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