An artwork display of University of Maine at Presque Isle first-level ceramics students will open to the public on Friday, March 4 at the Mark and Emily Turner Memorial Library. The exhibit is a celebration of ceramics pieces created by students during the fall semester. The show will be displayed for the entire month of March.
In the UMPI Ceramics I class, students are taught basic ceramic constructions methods that include pinch-, slab-, and coil-building, slump molds, and wheel-throwing. They also learn to mix their own glazes and kiln-fire the ceramic pieces they create.
The following UMPI students will have their work on display in the art gallery of the public library in Presque Isle: Chastity Bernier, Christie Dobbins, Justin Fereshetian, Laurel Green, Brittney MacFarline, Clifford McDonald, and Ashley Williamson.
The opening reception for the ceramics show is part of the Presque Isle First Friday Downtown Art Walk planned for March 4 and will be open from 6 to 9 p.m. For further information on either the ceramics show or the First Friday Art Walk, please contact UMPI Assistant Professor of Fine Art Renee Felini via email at Renee.Felini@maine.edu. Please contact the Mark and Emily Turner Memorial Library directly to inquire about normal hours of operation or for additional information about its art gallery.