Summer Bruch, assistant professor of visual arts at Ouachita Baptist University, is one of 12 artists whose work is currently on display at University of Arkansas in Little Rock’s “Primary Clay.” The exhibit is in Gallery III of UALR’s Fine Arts Building and will be on display through Tuesday, March 11.
“‘Primary Clay’ is a group exhibition featuring artists living in Arkansas and working with clay,” said Brad Cushman, gallery director and curator. “Examples of both functional and sculptural ceramics will be featured in this exhibition.”
According to Bruch, her artwork “A Sketchbook of Cups” is a “3-D version of a moleskin sketchbook. Each cup is an exercise of unedited artistic productivity.”
“Artists use sketchbooks for a variety of reasons,” Bruch added. “They serve as a melting pot of ideas, research and inspiration. Some sketchbooks contain highly polished images while others are a collection of partial images, recording uninhibited bursts of creativity.”
Bruch, who has taught at Ouachita since 2008, holds degrees from Central Missouri State University and Edinboro University of Pennsylvania.
The gallery will feature guest lecturer Kensuke Yamada, a resident artist at The Clay Studio in Philadelphia, Pa., on Thursday, March 6, at 5 p.m. in UALR’s Fine Arts Building room 161. The gallery will open following the lecture for a casual meet and greet session.
The gallery is open Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Sunday from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
For more information, contact Summer Bruch at firstname.lastname@example.org or (870) 245-4655.
By Taylor Tomlinson