Bay Area Clay – A Legacy of Social Consciousness
October 14 – November 19, 2017
Lisa Reinertson, Curator
Robert Arneson, Stephen De Staebler, Viola Frey, Arthur Gonzalez, Michelle Gregor, Marc Lancet, Mark Messenger, Richard Notkin, Lisa Reinertson, Richard Shaw, Ehren Tool, Monica Van den Dool, Stan Welsh, Wanxin Zhang
Bay Area Clay is a legacy of hopefulness for our future. Whether artwork is expressing something beautiful in the human spirit, or the artwork is an expression of social criticism; the underlying idea is that artists are called to speak the truth. And, as Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. stated, “speaking truth is ultimately a powerful weapon for change.”
Lisa Reinertson is known for both her life-size figurative ceramic sculptures and her large-scale public sculptures cast in bronze. Coming from a family of peace and social activists, Reinertson’s work has an underlying humanism that can be seen both in her poetic ceramic figures with animals and her more historic public commissions that express ideals of peace and social justice.
Opening reception: Saturday, October 14, 6:00 – 8:00 pm
The Member Preview has been rescheduled to Friday, October 20, 6:00 – 7:00 pm
Family Art Day: Sunday, October 22, 1:00 – 3:00 pm
Artist Talk: Richard Notkin will be speaking on “Ceramics, Activism, and the Bay Area: A Personal Journey,” on Sunday, November 12, 2:00 – 4:00 pm in the Arts Benicia classroom. The event is open to the public, with a $10 suggested donation. Read more.
Bay Area Clay – A Legacy of Social Consciousness, is made possible in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency, and these other generous sponsors and donors: