Clay Art Center is pleased to present
REDUX: Transformations 6 x 6
A national invitational exhibition featuring 800 6”x6” hand-made tiles made by over 185 clay artists
Opening Reception: Saturday, July 22nd
6 – 8PM
Ongoing through September 13th
In 2017, Clay Art Center is celebrating its 60th anniversary! To commemorate this milestone we have resurrected an exhibition that some consider to be one of Clay Art Center’s greatest: Transformations 6x6. In 2008 this exhibition featured 597 6”x6” tiles by 172 artists, and was exhibited at Clay Art Center as part of the All Fired Up county-wide celebration of clay. Our 60th anniversary reiteration of this momentous exhibition, aptly re-titled, REDUX: Transformations 6x6 will feature many of the artists that were in the first exhibit, with several new additions. Leigh Taylor Mickelson, Executive Director, has curated 185 artists to create 6” x 6” ceramic tiles to be hung in a grid in the gallery. The walls of our gallery will be filled with work that has been transformed from three dimensions into two, creating a visual assortment of color and content along with a synchronization of design and purpose. REDUX provides a platform for artists to think intently on their work and whittle it down to the crux of their conceptual thinking.
For Interior Designers: Interior Designers have used Clay Art Center artists as a resource to commission custom tile for their interior design projects for many years. Tiles that are handcrafted, made in America, and depict designs or scenes that are meaningful to their clients, add a personal and artistic aesthetic to a client’s space that is in demand today. Our REDUX exhibit will be of particular interest to interior designers looking for ideas and inspiration for custom tile.
For a full list of artists participating in REDUX: Transformations 6x6, please visit our website.
In 2017 Clay Art Center will host its 60th anniversary with a series of exhibits, classes and events. The year-long focus entitled RE/CLAY, will celebrate clay in our past, present and future while also chronicling the development of the center from the first blue prints to cutting-edge technologies. The five core exhibitions will run from January 28 – November 11, 2017, along with community exhibits, a walking tour in New York City, workshops, lectures, and a culminating symposium; all of which touch on why it’s time to re-look at clay.
Clay Art Center was founded in 1957 by Katherine Choy and Henry Okamoto. Unknown to them at the time, Clay Art Center would grow into an 11,000 square foot non-profit art center that delivers programming for professional artists, students, collectors, and the Port Chester community at large.
Clay Art Center is a nationally recognized non-profit center for the advancement and practice of ceramic arts offering exhibitions, clay classes for adults and children, studio spaces for clay artists and outreach programs in the community. It is located in the heart of Port Chester at 40 Beech Street, Port Chester, NY 10573. Gallery and SHOP hours are Monday - Saturday, 10am-5pm or by appointment.