Crafts Faculty of Edinboro University

Rooster Stele by Chuck Johnson

Rooster Stele by Chuck Johnson

January 12-March 13
Public Reception: January 16, 6-8 p.m.

The Edinboro exhibit offers a metaphor rich exploration of ceramics, furniture and jewelry by Cappy Counard, Chuck Johnson, Lee Rexrode, Suzanne Amendolara, Karen Ernst and Linda Cordell.  While some pieces, such as an elegantly shaped wooden table by Karen Ernst, are practical in application, many of the pieces make thought provoking statements of our contemporary culture.  For example, in Pink Tumor by Linda Cordel, a growth protrudes from the ear of a squirrel as he sits upon a white porcelain tree stump. Chuck Johnson’s totemic Rooster Stele combines architectural elements, engines and animals to form a stoneware monument of a rooster atop a pig.  And Cappy Counard’s My Mother’s Gift is influenced by nature in delicately manipulated precious metal.  What the Edinboro professors all have in common is a mastery of their craft.

Crafts Faculty of Edinboro University will be on display in the Hoyt Center for the Arts in the Blair Walkway Gallery through March 13.  Admission to the galleries is free and open to the public.