Senior Art Exhibitions Spotlight Hand Thrown Pottery And Watercolor Landscapes

MONTICELLO, AR — A pair of senior art exhibitions will be on display in the Glassblock Gallery of the Taylor Library and Technology Center on the campus of the University of Arkansas at Monticello during the months of December and January.

            Nancy Williams of Warren will display examples of hand-thrown pottery while Sydney Kidwell of Hermitage will show a collection of abstract watercolor landscapes as part of their senior thesis art exhibitions, which open with a reception December 2 from 2 to 3:30 p.m. in the Glassblock Gallery.

            Williams’ exhibition will consist of numerous ceramic works completed in the last semester, including hand-thrown pottery using traditional forms of cups and bowls. According to Tom Richard, head of UAM’s art program, Williams work is “glazed in warm earth tones such as greens, blues and siennas to evoke connections and interactions with the earth and individuals.”

            According to Richard, Kidwell’s paintings are “interpretations of landscapes from her immediate environment. Through using the process of layering colors and glazing watercolors, she creates a light and airy movement that reflects the mood and tone of the location,” he explained. “By simplifying a landscape into its most basic elements, she tries to express nature in its most beautiful form.”

            Gallery hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. For more information, contact Tom Richard at (870) 460-1338.


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