Posted by Sean Flynt on 2009-09-03
Samford Unversity Art Gallery is presenting the traveling exhibition 1000 Lbs. of Alabama Clay Aug. 17-Sept. 25.
The exhibition features the art of 30 contemporary Alabama ceramic artists, each working with native clay from Miller's Pottery in Brent, Al. The beautiful clay–as much a focus of the exhibition as the work it serves–is dug by hand by the Millers, a multi-generational family of potters.
Curator Lynette K. Hesser distributed the clay to Alabama artists and the Alabama Craft Council is supporting the exhibition of the work it inspired.
The exhibition is open to the public free-of-charge Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Samford is a leading Christian university offering undergraduate programs grounded in the liberal arts with an array of nationally recognized graduate and professional schools. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th-oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. The Wall Street Journal ranks Samford 1st nationally for student engagement and U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 66th in the nation for best undergraduate teaching and 104th nationally for best value. Samford enrolls 5,683 students from 47 states and 19 countries in its 10 academic schools: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy and public health. Samford fields 17 athletic teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference, and ranks 3rd nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.