A history of clay

. August 28, 2012.
hinshaw

Running at the Clay Gallery on Main from September 1st through the 29th is Craig Hinshaw Ceramics: Two Decades, Two Themes. Acclaimed ceramicist, Hinshaw garnered his MFA at Cranbrook and is active in art education and art criticism. The current show goes back twenty years and features both his “Black and White” and “Animals” motifs. The Black and Whites include both wheel thrown and hand build pieces, glazed in satiny black with white glaze. They are functional or can be enjoyed for their decorative value. The Animals pieces are hand built and fired with stoneware glazes in a gas kiln Hinshaw has in his backyard. They interpret and reconstruct contemporary environmental dilemmas like factory farming and pollution. Hinshaw is the author of more than 50 articles on art education and ceramics. He wrote the critically acclaimed book, Clay Connections, an account of his innovative elementary art lessons and projects. There will be an artist’s talk at the gallery on Sunday, the 9th at 3pm. And don’t miss the opening reception on Friday the 7th.  The Clay has some of the best opening parties in town.

Clay Gallery, 335 S. Main St. 734-662-7927. www.claygallery.org —LM

Trending

Estar Cohen Lives Fully in All The Moments of Music

“can’t hold on // I can feel time as it bends…” Just some lyrics from a composition called “Endings” by award-winning jazz vocalist Estar Cohen; and this propulsive image aptly fits for her music career, as each year since her 2015 graduation from the University of Toledo has gotten busier, faster, more exciting. You can

Monticello Van Odom – ‘In My Mind’

An essential way to craft a resonant piece of music is to unpack the existential pondering, the fleeting but insistent anxieties, the hard truths and easy reminders, that are swimming around up inside the head of the songwriter. The sublimity of Saline-based folk/Americana artist Monticello Van Odom‘s album is in how its spilling out all

Heavy Color’s River Passage

Toledo’s future beat/psy-jazz/hybrid electro duo Heavy Color recently premiered a new music video that commemorates an inspiring musical odyssey charted by one of its songwriters back in 2015. The group formed several years ago around the collaborations of Ben Cohen and Sam Woldenberg. Their Toledo’s answer to cerebral ambient electronica acts like Four Tet, Caribou,

Green Book is Worth the Trip

An elite black pianist tours the segregated south with a white roughneck chauffeur. Green Book combines two crowd-pleasing formulas—the road movie and the true story—with two stellar lead actors, Viggo Mortensen and Mahershala Ali. Mortensen plays Tony Lip, a white, working class second-generation Italian-American from the Bronx who works as a nightclub bouncer. Ali plays