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Wednesday, October 05, 2011

Historic Yellow Springs Hosting Art Event Beginning October 14th

Historic Yellow Springs, Chester Springs, PA is pleased to announce Reaching 2350°: a kiln load of pots, a group exhibition featuring Vitra 5. This unique ceramic exhibit runs from October 14th-November 5th, 2011 with an opening reception on Friday, October 14, 2011 from 7 to 10 pm. The public is cordially invited to attend in the Second Floor Galleries of the Lincoln Building, 1685 Art School Rd. Gallery hours are Monday-Friday 9am-4pm, Saturday noon-4pm.

Reaching 2350°: a kiln load of pots is an inaugural show for the group Vitra 5 which includes Heidi Brett, Karen Ewerth, Jessica Greet, Jackie Henisee and Wendy Vedder. A collective fascination with wood firing has been their focus over the last eighteen months. The mysterious atmosphere, combined with the risk of the process, and the pursuit of distinct work that would best fire in a wood kiln, led to the concept of exhibiting every piece from one kiln load. This exhibit expresses the totality of the unique cups, bowls, jars, vessels, mugs, plates, and pears marked by the flames and ash as the glazes melt, reaching the temperature of 2350°. This rugged process, unique to wood firing, is captured in a time lapse video presentation.

The wood kiln at Historic Yellow Springs has fired the art of many ceramists over 23 years. Gallery space is devoted to the pottery of other skilled craftsmen, who will be joining Vitra 5 in displaying the distinctive voice of the wood fired work. It is the vision of Historic Yellow Springs to rebuild the wood kiln and the proceeds from these generously donated pots will support the fundraising efforts.

For more information, visit yellowsprings.org.

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