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Four from Philly Exhibition at Cedar Crest College Features Ceramic Art

Allentown, Pa. (Jan. 19, 2011)—Cedar Crest College presents Four from Philly, a free exhibition of the work of Philadelphia ceramic artists Rebecca Chappell, Michael Fujita, Bethany Pelle and John Williams, from Jan. 25 through Feb. 26 in the Lachaise Gallery of the Miller Family Building. An artist reception and talk is scheduled for Thursday, Jan. 27, from 6:30-8 p.m.

Casey McDonough, assistant professor of art at Cedar Crest College and selector of artists for the show, said the exhibition featuring four talented Philadelphia artists is a coup for the College.

“Philadelphia is recognized internationally as a cultural and art center, and it is clearly also an important center for the ceramic arts,” McDonough said. “Each artist in the exhibition uses clay as an integral element in their works, though some approach the material in a more novel fashion than others. I chose the artists based upon the quality of their works and the way the campus and community might connect with these works, which will be thought-provoking and aesthetically challenging.”

Artist Rebecca Chappell said she’s excited to be included in this art exhibition.

“This a great opportunity to have my work included in an exhibition with other talented artists,” said Chappell. “In my current work I have been exploring the idea of using flower pots within a sculptural context, while using flowers as a material for their structure and color. I’ve kind of been rewriting or finding a new context for the vase and flower genre.”

The Four from Philly exhibition featuring the art of Rebecca Chappell, Michael Fujita, Bethany Pelle and John Williams is free and open to the public. The Lachaise Gallery is open Monday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday, noon to 5 p.m., as well as by appointment. For an appointment or additional information contact Gallery Coordinator Brian Wiggins at 610-606-4666, ext. 3469.

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A ceramic piece by artist Rebecca Chappell.

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