|Coleoptera 1 of 24 in the Beetle Wall Painting Series, Samantha Henneke|
Tomorrow night, Friday, June 29th, 2012 the "By Example - NC Potters and their Mentors" exhibition opens at the Green Hill Art Center in downtown Greensboro, NC. This exhibition is made up of 20 young NC potters invited by Chapel Hill ceramic artist and guest curator Ronan Peterson. Ronan selected 20 NC potters and in turn we selected our mentor. My mentor is Val Cushing, who was my teacher when I was at Alfred University during the mid 90's.
Green Hill has put together a facebook page called By Example, where they have listed the artist's bio's, their mentor of choice, and the mentor's bio. This is the link to my Artist Profile: Samantha Henneke and Val Cushing.
The Green Hill Art Center has a great space and beautiful gallery that is part of the Greensboro Cultural Center in downtown Greensboro. (Green Hill Center, 200 North Davie St. Greensboro, NC 27401, 336.333.7460 )
I put the images of all of the ceramics works that I will have in the show on our Flickr site. You can view them at the Samantha Henneke - June 2012 Flickr Set. I worked on three different series for this show. The first is a series of 24 individual Beetles, glazed wall paintings (each piece is 12" x 7.75" 1.5"), these will be hung all together on one wall. The second series I made is a group of vases between 17" - 22" tall with imagery and crystalline glazes. The third series that I designed are seven 11" x 11" x 2.25" glazed wall paintings of dung beetles and girls in lavender or red.
|Bat Vase- 17.5" x 4" x 4", Samantha Henneke|
|"Focal Point"- Samantha Henneke, 11" x 11" x 2.5"|