260 Fingers 26 Celebrated Ceramic Artists Converge - theHumm November 2018
260 Fingers 26 Celebrated Ceramic Artists Converge - theHumm November 2018
From 6–9pm on Friday, November 9, in the lovely light-filled atrium of the Glebe Community Centre, visitors vying to be among the first to view and purchase new works by 26 accomplished ceramic artists will help kick off 260 Fingers’ 14th edition with a festive opening night of music, food, drink, lively conversation and a fabulous exhibition of contemporary ceramics.
“It is so rewarding to see our exhibition, now in its 14th year, sustaining the fantastic level of artistry and craftsmanship that the public has grown to expect, with strong new work from our core members and a dream list of ten dynamic guest artists from across Ontario and Quebec,” explains founder and curator Chandler Swain. “260 Fingers has also become an anticipated weekend of friendship, generosity and support among colleagues — one that is so much fun and inspirational for artists and patrons alike.”
This year seven of 260 Fingers’ participants hail from the Ottawa Valley – each with work as distinct from one another as the varied landscapes of our area! From the Mississippi Mills area come the delightful yet emotionally-charged narrative work of Chandler Swain (Blakeney), the wonderfully imaginary figurative sculpture of Maria Moldovan (Arnprior), the architectural forms inspired by the travels of Saskia Praamsma (Clayton), and the William Morris-inspired slip-trailed surfaces of Teresa Wingar’s fine stoneware pots (Kinburn). From the forested enclaves of Brooke Valley west of Perth come beautifully crafted and distinct tableware from Anne Chambers’ gas-fired kiln, as well as the enigmatic, elemental sculptural work of Susie Osler.
After 14 years 260 Fingers has truly come of age, and the show attracts those who appreciate well-made, beautiful objects — from handsome tableware to sculptural pieces; from the formal, austere and subdued, to the wildly imaginative and highly decorated. 260 Fingers is, at its core, a celebration of clay and the artists and craftspeople that use it with skill and panache.
Participants include emerging artists as well as veterans of the craft scene. Their work can be found in galleries and collections all over Canada and the world. This year the show has invited ten invited guest artists from all over Ontario and Quebec. 260 Fingers provides an important occasion for all artists to exhibit their most recent and adventurous work, keeping it a fresh experience for visitors and participants alike.
The show opens on Friday, November 9 at 6pm, and continues on November 10 and 11 from 10am to 5pm. Admission is free, artists will be present all weekend, and a guided tour of the show will be offered Saturday and Sunday afternoons at 2pm. To find out more about the artists, please visit 260fingers.ca .
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