Oct. 31, 2003
Julie York, resident artist of The Clay Studio in Philadelphia, comes to the Wildwood Campus of Harrisburg Area Community College for a three-day residency. She is the third of four artists from HACC's current gallery exhibit visiting HACC presenting lectures and demonstrations for the public. York will talk about her technique with molds and decals at her artist's lecture at 7pm Tuesday, November 4, in Whitaker Hall room 214. York's workshop the following day, 10am to noon on Wednesday, November 5, will explore the process of plaster molds and decals. art studio of the Rose Lehrman Arts Center (room 127). From 1pm to 2pm York shows her slide series of artists using molds.

Both press molding and slip casting molds are featured, as well as making ceramic decals using the traditional way of silk-screening and new techniques of computer generated decals. The public is welcome at the lecture, demonstration and slide presentation.

Divergence: Contrasting Views in Clay, is the group exhibit of works by York and five other resident artists from The Clay Studio of Philadelphia at HACC's Rose Lehrman Arts Center Gallery. The exhibit continues Monday-Friday through November 21. As the exhibit title suggests, the conceptual and aesthetic approaches of these six artists are extremely diverse, ranging from functional vessels to conceptual installations.

The Clay Studio is a non-profit educational arts organization dedicated to promoting the ceramic arts and work of new clay artists through its gallery, school, outreach programs, studio space and lecture series. Located in Old City, Philadelphia, The Clay Studio will be celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2004. The Resident Artist program is a five year professional development program, and is integral to the Studio's mission of providing support to professional ceramic artists.

One artist remains on the schedule. Rain Harris, form and surface design, visits the Wildwood Campus November 11 at 7pm and November 12 and 13 from 10am to noon. Funding for this series of visual arts residencies came from the HACC Foundation. The grant provides an opportunity for HACC students as well as the community to experience a wide range of concepts and techniques, presented by some of the best up-and-coming ceramic artists working today.

Divergence: Contrasting Views in Clay runs Monday-Friday, through November 21. All Gallery events are free and open to the public. Hours: Monday - Friday, 11am - 3pm and during selected performances in the Arts Center. For information call (717)231-ROSE.

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