BAYarts faculty exhibition celebrates diverse talents

This piece by BAYarts ceramics studio assistant Jessica Ramage is one of the works on display in the faculty exhibit.

The expansive talent of the BAYarts faculty members will be on display this month. From Sept. 4 through Oct. 3, visitors can see "Outside the Classroom" in the Dianne Boldman Education Gallery. 

A wide variety of artists are contributing their artwork to the exhibition. There will be drawing, painting, ceramics, photography and jewelry design.

Programming director Erin Stack is proud of the curated collection of talented educators she has amassed. "This show represents the talent and diversity in BAYarts faculty. We are fortunate to have instructors that bring so many different talents to BAYarts curriculum; with programs for 3-year-olds on up to to adults of any age. Although every instructor may not be represented in the show, they all plan to be at the opening to celebrate not only the works on the wall, but the relationships and partnerships they have built over the years."    

Ceramics studio assistant Jessica Ramage has been part of why the ceramics department has flourished and strengthened recently. Her work, along with several of her peers will be on display for the exhibition. This year the new Karen Ryel Ceramics Center opened, providing the entire campus with new opportunities. Ramage cites it as a reason for the new influx of students. 

"I went from teaching in our old damp basement to being in the glorious new, airy, beautiful Karen Ryel pottery studio, which is such a blessing! The growth of our ceramics department has been exponential over the past 3 years," Ramage said. "It has been exciting and rewarding to witness this growth in students as well as the literal brick and mortar. I love our ceramics department and wouldn't change my gig for anything!"   

The opening reception is Friday, Sept. 4, from 7-9 p.m.

Jessica Stockdale

Jessica Stockdale, BAYarts

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Volume 7, Issue 17, Posted 8:46 AM, 09.01.2015