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NIAD Annex Exhibition // “Whales and Pencil Holders”
September 2 to September 23
About the exhibition
When NIAD artist Peter Harris is asked which of his ceramic pieces is his favorite, he says with conviction, “I love all of them.” This show is a celebration of “all of them.” The title is drawn from Michael Starofsky’s beautiful series of whale sculptures and pencil holders. Several of these artists are new to working in ceramics, and they are already establishing new forms and vibrant styles. Meanwhile, experienced NIAD ceramicists showcase their newest sculptures and functional ware. Whales and Pencil Holders presents this broad spectrum of subjects and inspiration—enjoy them all.
On view in NIAD’s Main Gallery September 2 through 23.
About the organizer
Emma Spertus (she/her) lives in Berkeley, works in Richmond, and has a studio in Oakland. Her sculptures and architectural interventions are inspired by her varied encounters in the Bay Area. She is interested in highlighting the humor and visual intrigue of banal subjects, from business parks to technology lingo. Spertus is an occasional curator and art event instigator. She enjoys supporting NIAD artists in being curators too.
Friday September 9, 1:00PM // Virtual Artist Talk + Curator Walkthrough with ASL translation provided.
Saturday September 10, 1 to 4PM // Gallery Reception at NIAD Art Center
Saturday September 10, 1 to 4PM // Ceramics Sale at NIAD Art Center
Artists in the Exhibition
Julio Del Rio
In-person event accessibility:
There are no stairs to enter the NIAD Art Center building. The building is one level. The sidewalk has multiple curb cut-outs and is wide enough for a wheelchair. The building does not have automatic doors. Our restrooms are accessible to people using mobility devices. We do not have gender neutral restrooms. The NIAD Gallery is wheelchair accessible. Accessible restrooms are available.