Date: Jan. 5, 2012
Contact: Carol Connelly, Director,
Media & Communication Services, ext. 5267, email@example.com
PNC Presents "Watercolors and Ceramics (Two Media, One Art)"
Steven Skinner with his ceramics display located in the Library-Student-Faculty Building lobby on the PNC campus.
WESTVILLE – The Purdue University North Central Odyssey 13 Arts and Cultural Events Series will present the exhibit "Watercolors and Ceramics (Two Media, One Art)" by Steven Skinner.
A watercolor exhibit will be featured from Jan. 9 to May 25 in the
f irst floor, north study area of the PNC Technology Building and his ceramics will be on display Jan. 9 to March 2 in the Dean of Students display case in the Library-Student-Faculty Building lobby. All exhibits are free and open to the public.
Technology Building hours are Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.; Saturday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, 1 to 5 p.m. during the school semester; otherwise the building is closed on Sundays. Library-Student-Faculty Building hours are Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. and Saturdays, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. The building is closed on Sundays.
Skinner began his art career as a printmaker and went on to work in oils and encaustic, then collage on paper. During the next 20 years he painted in watercolors. Today he is focused on making pottery and working in ceramics.
He explained that watercolor painting allows him the opportunity to combine his experiences in oil painting with the graphic ideas and aesthetics found in printmaking and collage. Making pottery and working in ceramics is a culmination of techniques and experiences learned while working in all previous media.
Skinner, a New Carlisle resident, is influenced by art movements such as Dada, American Regionalism and Pop as well as Pre-Columbian Peruvian and Korean Buncheong Ceramics.
He has taught at Indiana University South Bend; Columbia College, Chicago; School of the Art Institute of Chicago; Gallery 37 and Anchor Graphics, Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs.
His work has appeared in galleries and exhibits throughout the nation, including the 16th Annual Nellie Allen Smith Juried Pottery Competition in Fayetteville, N.C.; the Tokyo-New York Friendship Ceramic Competition in New York City; Midwest Museum of Contemporary Art, Indianapolis; DHM Digital Gallery, College of Human Environmental Sciences, Oklahoma State University; Cambridge Art Association National Prize Show, Cambridge, Mass. and the South Bend Regional Museum of Art.
Information about this exhibit or the Odyssey Arts and Cultural Events Series may be obtained by contacting Judy Jacobi, PNC assistant vice chancellor of Marketing and Campus Relations, at 785-5200, ext. 5593. Persons with disabilities requiring accommodations should contact Jacobi.