Arrowmont in Gatlinburg presents collaborative exhibit

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GATLINBURG (press release)—Arrowmont invites the public to view “Time,” a collaborative exhibit by Blair Clemo and Jason Hackett daily until November 7, 2015 in the Geoffrey A. Gallery.

The exhibit showcases an array of utilitarian and sculptural ceramic works measuring time through developed surfaces, symbolic image and historic and geologic form. Clemo’s work explores time as a significant venture in labor while Hackett’s work is intuitively developed around the concept of time.

Blair Clemo is an Assistant Professor of Craft and Material Studies at Virginia Commonwealth University. He received his MFA in Ceramics at New York State College of Ceramics, Alfred University in 2010. Originally from Doylestown Pennsylvania, Clemo spent many years out west studying ceramics and working at small production potteries in Idaho and Montana. He has been an Artist-in-Residence at The Northern Clay Center (Minneapolis, MN), the Da Wang Culture Highland (Shenzhen, China), the Zentrum für Keramik (Berlin, Germany) and The International Ceramics Studio (Kecskemét, Hungary) funded by the 2013 NCECA International Partnership Grant. Clemo’s utilitarian and installation work has been included in numerous solo and group exhibitions nationally and abroad. For more information, visit his website at www.ablairclemo.com.

Jason Hackett is currently the studio manager for the Department of Craft and Material Studies at Virginia Commonwealth University, the same place from which he received his master’s degree in Fine Arts in 2005. Prior to obtaining his master’s, Jason held studio management positions for Jun Kaneko and Pewabic Pottery’s Education Studios. His artworks have been exhibited nationally and internationally at the Alexandria Museum of Art, San Angelo Museum of Fine Art, The Mobile Museum of Art, The Virginia Museum of Fine Art, The Taubman Museum of Art, The City Museum of Aviero in Portugal, Galateea Gallery in Bucharest, and the Visual Arts Center of Richmond. Jason was awarded the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Professional Fellowship in 2013 for his collaged ceramic works.

Gallery hours are Monday–Friday 9 a.m.–5 p.m. and Saturday–Sunday 10 a.m.– 4 p.m.

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