The Tuscaloosa Museum of Art-Home of the Westervelt Collection will host a special exhibition of works by the Kentuck Red Dog Potters, July 28 through September 24, 2017. A reception will be held Friday, July 28, 5:30-7:30 pm. Susan Allen, Debbie Benson, Doris Blum, Karen Bownes, Shirley Hayes Dobbins, Kiersten Ellis, Mari Ezawa, Jo Anne Gentine, Carol Lammon, Fred Mitchell, Kayla Moring, Kay Smith, Jaime St Clair, Judith Wheeler.
Two of the exhibitors are alumni of the UA Department of Art and Art History. Kayla Moring received the BA in studio art in 2013 and Doris Blum has been a long time non-degree student in ceramics.
The Kentuck Red Dog Potters have grown from five to 30 members in just six years. There is a waiting list to join the group, originally formed from Kentuck’s Clay Co-op. According to a press release, the Kentuck Red Dog Potters’ mission is to perpetuate the art and craft of pottery as a community of artists of all levels who learn, collaborate and create in a cooperative work space. They engage the community and develop appreciation of the arts through classes, demonstrations and displays of members’ work.
For more information about the programs of the UA Department of Art and Art History, visit this link: https://art.ua.edu/.