Saturday, December 5, 2020

The Art of Clay on Display

Submitted Photos: Clay Guild members.

Submitted Photos: Clay Guild members.

Submitted

The December exhibit at the Marco Island Center for the Arts will feature “The Art of Clay,” in its main galleries and the annual “Mini Masters Show” in La Petit Galerie.

The Center’s Clay Guild will feature a variety of pottery in its 6th Annual Show from December 5 through December 28, 2016. The remarkable Clay Guild will put forth a wide variety of unique and charming ceramic pieces, all of which will be for sale. President Rosemary Wick says, “These pieces are exquisite and will make excellent Christmas presents.”

The Center’s main galleries are filled with pottery, some of it amazingly beautiful, some of it funny, some of it whimsical and unconventional. Whether visitors come to view or purchase, this is an exhibit that should not be missed. According to artist Janet DeAnna, “Just as Santa’s elves work diligently all year long to fill Santa’s sleigh with the best they can produce, we at the Marco Island Center for the Arts’ clay studio are busy all year striving to put our most creative foot forward in the upcoming show.”

In contrast to the pottery, La Petit Galerie will feature the annual Mini Masters Show. Each piece of art in this show will be 5”x7” or smaller, unframed. The art will include oil, watercolor, acrylic, photography and clay. Mini Masters

The Art of Clay exhibit showcases the talents of Clay Guild members.

The Art of Clay exhibit showcases the talents of Clay Guild members.

is not only a wonderful exhibit but is also a fundraiser for the Center for the Arts. A silent auction for all of the Mini Masters artwork will be held at the Center’s Second Tuesday reception on December 13, 2016. Starting bid for all pieces will be $40 and proceeds will be shared between the Center and the participating artists.

As is customary, the Center will celebrate its monthly change in exhibits at its Second Tuesday reception, December 13, 2016 from 5:30 to 7 PM. The reception is free to members and is open to the public, but non-members are requested to make a nominal donation to help cover expenses. The reception will include a wonderful buffet of tasty delights and beverages. If there is a “best time” to visit the Center, it is during its Second Tuesday reception when its exhibit are on display, its gift shop is open and visitors share food and drink.

The Center’s December exhibits and the original art in its gift shop offer visitors a great and different opportunity for Christmas shopping. That opportunity is not limited to the Second Tuesday reception, but can be enjoyed Monday through Friday while the Center is open from 9 AM until 4 PM.

For further information concerning Marco Island Center for the Arts, exhibits, activities and classes, please visit www.marcoislandart.org.

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