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Press Release for Thursday, September 15, 2016

UNF Sculpture Program Launches Inaugural Ceramics JAX Events

Media Contact: Andrea Mestdagh, Specialist

Department of Public Relations

(904) 620-2192

The following is a list of exhibitions and workshops that will take place as part of the inaugural Ceramics JAX, an event designed to bring a sampling of the highest caliber contemporary ceramics to Jacksonville that was organized by Trevor Dunn, associate professor of art and design, and Dr. Stephen Heywood, professor of art and design, both at the University of North Florida. The free events are focused on educating students, professional artists and the greater community.


UNF Alumni/Current Students Exhibition

This exhibition highlights works by current and former University ceramics majors.

CoRK Arts District, 2689 Rosselle St., Jacksonville

Friday, Sept. 16

Opening reception: 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 16


Role Models

This exhibition features 45 ceramic works representing the exciting range of sculptural and functional clay works being created by contemporary artists in Florida and beyond.

Florida State College Jacksonville, South Gallery, Wilson Center for the Performing Arts, 11901 Beach Blvd., Jacksonville

Now through Thursday, Sept. 22

Monday through Thursday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Closing reception: 5 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 22


Visiting Artist: McKenzie Smith Workshop

UNF Ceramics Studio, located in the Fine Arts Center, Building 45, Room 1504

Now through Saturday, Oct. 1

Wednesday and Thursday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.


UNF International Ceramics Exhibition

This exhibition represents works from artists in the U.S. and Canada that were picked by the Juror McKenzie Smith, selected by the International Ceramics Juried Exhibition for his expertise in the field of ceramics. Dynamic sculptural and utilitarian works are represented.

UNF Gallery of Art, located in Founder Hall, Building 2, Room 1001

Now through Friday, Oct. 14

Monday and Thursday: Noon to 7 p.m.

Tuesday and Wednesday: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Sustain: Clay to Table

A group of 16 internationally recognized ceramic artists were invited to display contemporary tableware. Each artist was asked to create a place setting and two additional service items. This exhibition highlights the relationship between the contemporary object maker and the user.

UNF Gallery at MOCA, 333 N. Laura St., Jacksonville

Now through Sunday, Oct. 30

Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Thursday: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Sunday: Noon to 5 p.m.


Wood-Fired Ceramics Invitational

Works in this exhibition demonstrate a variety of surfaces that can be achieved with the wood-firing process. Artworks include pieces by UNF students who recently built the University’s wood fired train kiln, Dunn, Heywood and other professional wood-fire ceramic artists.

UNF Lufrano Intercultural Gallery, located in the Student Union, Building 58E, Room 2401

Now through Tuesday, Nov. 15

Monday through Thursday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Friday: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.


Sculptural Narratives

This exhibition features a group of ceramic artists that deal with the idea of narrative in their work.

Cathedral Arts Project, 207 N. Laura St., Suite 300, Jacksonville

Nowthrough Monday, Dec. 12


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