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A quote by Stanislaw Jerzy Lec that is the theme of a show of masters: Old hands in clay (at  University of Wisconsing, UW Parkside Fine Arts Gallery, in The Rita Tallent Picken Regional Center for the Arts and Humanities 900 Wood Rd, Kenosha, 262-595-2565, http://www.uwp.edu/) An exhibition of the work of noted clay artists over the age of 70.

Van Pilcher

Van Pilcher

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Verne Funk

Verne Funk

Jim Bova

Joe Bova

Joe Bova:
“Animal Imagery is the enduring subject of my art. Often social and political commentary art, it sometimes involves eroticism and humor. Figuration is the constant. Animals are more present than the human figure, often being combined. Decoration , for its own sake, has never interested me. Vitality of gesture in the clay does. I believe making art and understanding art requires intellectual rigor, yet is fundamentally a somatic experience. I want the clay to “stand forth” recognized for itself, while it also conveys other realities.”

Lory Leary,  touched by Joe Bovas art.

Lory Leary, touched by Joe Bovas art.

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Ageless and Timeless. Inuit sculpture, sculpted in a whales vertebra.

Ageless and Timeless. Inuit sculpture, sculpted in a whales vertebra.

 

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