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Cub Creek Foundation Exhibition Features Dazzling Ceramic Art

(Posted November 5, 2012)

"Untitled" is by Randy Edmondson.

HUNTINGDON, Pa. -- A wide variety of ceramic artists from across the United States will display traditional and sometimes startling work in experimental styles in the exhibit "Cub Creek: Tenth Year Anniversary Exhibition," which will be on display at the Juniata College Museum of Art from Nov. 15 through Feb. 16.

There will be an opening reception at 5 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 15.

Cub Creek Foundation is a non-profit art center located in rural Virginia that was established in 2002 as a residency facility where ceramic artists could "prepare for advanced study or develop their careers."

The facility was started by John Jessiman, a professor of art at New York University, Cortland, on a 100-acre former plantation known as Grassydales near Appomattox, Va.

The central mission of Cub Creek Foundation is a residency program designed to let emerging ceramic artists from liberal arts programs at colleges and universities devote all their time to creating art. By participating in a residency at Cub Creek for a year, young artists can prepare for a master's degree program and build up their body of work before entering a competitive fine arts graduate program.

Included in the Juniata exhibit is a work by Jack Troy, professor emeritus of art at Juniata College.

The Foundation over the years has organized traveling ceramics exhibitions to showcase the worls of past and present residency artists, as well as the work of Jeessiman and some of the instructors who teach at the compound every year.

Included in the Juniata exhibit is a work by Jack Troy, professor emeritus of art at Juniata College. Troy has participated in the foundations exhibitions and has taught workshops at the foundation's studios. Other artists included in the show are , Jessiman, Steven Glass, Chris Gustin, Val Cushing, Chuck Hindes, Josh Manning, Dan Molyneux, Ron Myers and Hitomi and Takuro Shibata.

The foundation has a variety of ceramic kilns, including an anagama and a salt-fired kiln. Juniata's Troy, who taught at the college for four decades, wrote two seminal books techniques associated with similar kilns, "Salt-fired Ceramics," and "Woodfired Stoneware and Porcelain."
The Juniata College Museum of Art is located in historic Carnegie Hall at 17th and Moore streets in Huntingdon. Museum hours are Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Saturday, noon to 4 p.m. For more information, please call the museum at (814) 641-3505, or visit the Juniata College Web site at http://www.juniata.edu/museum.

Contact John Wall at wallj@juniata.edu or (814) 641-3132 for more information.