Visiting artist Dennis Ritter presented a talk to ceramics students at The University of Alabama on Wednesday. Ritter is at UA in conjunction with his exhibition in the Sella-Granata Art Gallery September 8-29.
Ritter is a sculptor working primarily in the ceramic medium. He lives in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and maintains an active studio practice and is an adjunct lecturer at Baton Rouge Community College. He received his MFA from the NYSCC at Alfred University in 2015. Prior to attending graduate school he worked as a teaching artist for The Claymobile Outreach Program in Philadelphia, was the Studio and Facilities Manager for The Clay Studio in Philadelphia. He received his BFA in Ceramics from the Tyler School of Art in 2012, where he received the Rudy Staffal Award for Excellence in Ceramics. Dennis has also been a resident at Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts and The Vermont Studio Center and was awarded a Windgate Fellowship in Craft in conjunction with The Vermont Studio Center residency program.
Dennis Ritter and Knoxville, Tennessee, painter Eleanor Aldrich present a dual exhibition, September 8-29, 2016. Each artist presents a way of seeing and thus giving meaning to ordinary, everyday objects. The public is invited to a reception held September 8 from 4 to 6 p.m. at the gallery. Read more about the exhibition here.
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