Bay Area Clay – a Legacy of Social Consciousness
October 14 – November 19
Thursday, October 12, 6:00 – 7:00 pm
Saturday, October 14, 6:00 – 8:00 pm
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
Curated by Lisa Reinertson, 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 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.