Haha no hi “Mother’s Day Pottery Sale” for the Mothers of Japan

Haha no hi  “Mother’s Day Pottery Sale” for the Mothers of Japan

This year the ODU Student Art Gallery in The WEBB center  will be hosting the Mothers Day Art Sale to benefit the people of Japan. Students from ODU Ceramics classes and Art Education Classes have been making beautiful bowls and cups to donate to the sale.

All proceeds will be sent to the Save the Children Foundation (http://www.savethechildren.org) .

Monday April 18th – Friday April 22nd

Where: Webb Center Student Art Gallery

Time: 12pm-2:00pm Monday – Friday

Contact information rnickel@odu.edu

Old Dominion University

The Baron and Ellin Gordon Art Galleries at Old Dominion University will open “Magic Dirt,” a national juried exhibition showcasing contemporary ceramics sculpture, Saturday, Jan. 15. The show, which is free and open to the public, runs until Feb. 20.

The show’s jurors, Juan Granados, associate professor of art at Texas Tech University, and Richard Nickel, associate professor of art at ODU, designed the exhibit to showcase innovative contemporary ceramics sculpture and functional forms. With “Magic Dirt,” they were looking for personal and artistic narratives through the medium of ceramics.

“We wanted works that spoke eloquently about the artists’ abilities to communicate their artistic visions and statements through the use of ceramics and in some cases mixed media,” Granados and Nickel said in a joint statement. “Ultimately we chose artworks that were impressive examples of artists communicating with visual interplay in media, commentary, social and political awareness, humor and a range of aesthetic exploration. Overall, we believe the exhibition presents wonderful and excellent examples of personal artistic narratives in ceramics.”

An opening reception will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 21. The Gordon Galleries, located at 4509 Monarch Way, between 45th and 46th streets, are open 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and 1-5 p.m. Sunday. For more information call 683-6271 or visit http://al.odu.edu/art/gallery/index.php.


Art Education and Ceramics Professor Richard Nickel was awarded the Select prize at the 2010 Ulsan International Onggi (Earthenware) Competition in Ulsan, South Korea. The competition is aimed at examining the superiority and diversity of living Onggi and compares various earthenware products from around the world under the theme of ‘Breathing Earthenware, Bright Future.’ This year is the 2nd year that the international event is held. “Onggi, A Breathing Vessel Containing Future”, the theme of the competition, reflects the superiority and diversity of Onggi that has always being with human society.
The Competition would like to have the opportunity to compare the Onggi cultures that vary from country to country. The competition publicly invites works created by artists with the capability to renew the past, presence and the future of Onggi.