Empty Bowls
Bowl Making Workshops

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Want to try your hand at pottery while supporting a good cause?  The Hoyt will be hosting a series of free bowl making and glazing workshops to benefit the Annual Empty Bowl’s dinner on April 7. As in past years, all produced work will be contributed to the event.

Bowl Making Workshops will be held February 10 and 18 from 11 am – 4 pm, using the slab construction method. The Glazing Workshops will follow on March 10 & 17 from 11 am – 4 pm, as well. You do not need to attend both. Space is limited to 12 students per 45 minute work session. Thus pre-registration is required. All ages and skill levels are welcome.

Proceeds of the annual Empty Bowls dinner benefit the Lawrence County Summer Feeding Program providing meals for approximately 2200 children from more than 25 participating sites. Many sites also provide children with free educational activities such as games, crafts and reading programs to feed their minds as well as bellies. For more information on the dinner, contact Raquel Flora at rflora@ncasd.com.

To register call 724.652.2882.


Artists’ Social: Exploring the Gallery-Artist Relationship

Thursday, March 8, 6-8 pm

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Inspired to build camaraderie in the arts community, the Art Committee will be hosting an artists’ social on Thursday, March 8 from 6-8 pm. The free event will feature simple food and drink followed by a short discussion with Jerald Melberg of the Jerald Melberg Gallery. The topic – The Gallery-Artist Relationship- will review everything from how to get started on your research to seeking long-term representation.  This is a great opportunity to learn what to expect from a dealer, as well as what a dealer will expect from you!

The Hoyt has been working with the Jerald Melberg Gallery to exhibit notable artists for the last 12 years.  Located in Charlotte, NC, the gallery prides itself on its careful selection of artists from the United States, Argentina and Spain -  from the paintings of Thomas G. McNickle to the collages of Romare Bearden. Gallery representation often extends beyond their own walls, marketing artists at prestigious art fairs and exhibiting with prestigious institutions including the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York, NY ; the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C.; the Butler Institute of American Art in Youngstown, OH; and the Mint Museum in Charlotte, NC.  The gallery has placed work in the corporate collections of Wells Fargo, Bank of America, Texaco, and Mitsubishi, while consistently loaning its inventory to United States embassies around the world.

Admission is free but space may be limited. Please call 724.652.2882 or register on-line.


A Word or Two & Music

Sunday, March 11, 2 pm

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Join us for an afternoon of literature & music! Featuring selections from favorite comedies, plays and poems as well as vocal interpretations of popular music.

Gene DeCaprio, reader
Kathy Bressler-Mansel, piano
James McClellan, Vocals
Kali Davis-Anderson, Vocals

Admission is free, but donations are welcome.
Light refreshments will be served

Call 724.652.2882 to register or register below.


NCECA Conference Bus Trip

Friday, March 16, 2018

The 52nd Annual Conference of the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts will take place at the David Lawrence Convention Center, Pittsburgh, PA, March 14 – 17, 2018. The theme, CrossCurrents: Clay and Culture, celebrates the city’s natural landscape, complex immigrant history, gritty perseverance, and spirit of reinvention with exhibits, demonstrations, workshops and lectures.

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To deepen an appreciation of the clay arts within our own community, Arts & Education at the Hoyt is organizing a bus trip to the conference on Friday, March 16, 2018.  There is no cost for transportation; however, you must cover your own registration fees.  

Up to twelve partial scholarships in the amount of $72 are available to local artists on a first come, first served basis to assist with conference fees.  Preference will be given to current and former Hoyt students.  Day passes are $145. The bus will depart from the Hoyt at 7:30 am and return at approximately 6:30 pm.  Space is limited, so request a seat early. 

Transportation and scholarships will be confirmed by email. Questions, email assteducation@hoytartcenter.org.

Conference registration must be completed at: https://nceca.net/2018-pittsburgh-pennsylvania/

Download Bus Trip Registration


Horns Aplenty Concert

May 9, 7:30 pm

The Hoyt is pleased to announce Horns Aplenty, the next in a series of classical concerts on May 9, 7:30 pm.  New Castle’s own, Nanette Kaplan Solomon, pianist, will team up with violinist Laura Motchalov from the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, and French horn player, Jason Allison, of the River City Brass Band and Pittsburgh Opera, in a program called “Horns APlenty”: Trios for Violin, Piano and French horn featuring the glorious Brahms horn trio. 

The program will also feature a new work by the composer Eric Ewazen, which while modern, is loosely modelled on the iconic work of Brahms. Tickets are $20 and will be available beginning March 1.