Three new exhibits in the Perlman Teaching Museum celebrate the ceramic arts

February 8, 2019

Three new exhibits opening Friday, Feb. 8 in the Perlman Teaching Museum at Carleton College all celebrate the ceramics arts. An opening reception will be held from 5–7 p.m. in the Weitz Center for Creativity Commons. The reception is open to the public and light refreshments will be served.

Around Us: What Ceramic Makers Collect asks the question, “What do ceramic artists assemble and surround themselves with?” The exhibit provides answers from 11 makers, sharing work from their private collections. Participating ceramic artists include Carleton art professors Kelly Connole and Juliane Shibata; St. Olaf College art professors Kate Fisher and Paul S. Briggs; and other Minnesota makers from around the state including Donovan Palmquist (Farmington), Colleen Riley (Farmington), Linda Christianson (Lindstrom), Karin Kraemer (Duluth), Kip O’Krongly (Northfield), Mike Helke (Stillwater) and Anna Metcalfe (Minneapolis).

Sin: The Seven Deadlies in Clay presents a collection of diverse and unique ceramic work by 24 clay artists from around the United States as they illustrate the persistent challenges of pride, greed, lust, envy, gluttony, wrath and sloth. The works are provocative, ironic and sometimes even perversely humorous. 

Ceramics from the Carleton Art Collection is curated by Elaine Tian 19, a studio art major from Seattle. This special exhibition of ceramic treasures from the Carleton Art Collection demonstrates the college's support of working artists and its dedication to building a vibrant teaching collection. Contemporary works by such artists as Steven Young Lee (Helena, Mont.), Beth Lo (Lafayette, Ind.), Helga Gamboa (United Kingdom) and Warren McKenzie (Stillwater, Minn.) are presented with historical artifacts to reveal creative influences and centuries-old traditions.

The Perlman Teaching Museum is located in the Carleton College Weitz Center for Creativity, located at Third and College Streets in Northfield. Admission is free.