Artist Brings Whimsical Ceramics to Milliken Gallery
Opening on August 27th, the Milliken Art Gallery at Converse College will host a ceramics exhibition by Charlotte, NC artist Terry Shipley in her exhibition Down the Rabbit Hole. Shipley’s hand-build ceramics and sculpture will fill the gallery with whimsical, highly decorative pieces ready to delight audiences. The exhibition will be available to view through September 17. Gallery hours: Monday—Friday 9:00 am—5:00 pm, Sunday 2:00—5:00 pm. The gallery is closed during school holidays.
On Thursday, September 3rd at 6:00 pm in the Milliken Art Gallery, a Gallery Talk with Artist Terry Shipley will include discussions of her career and art process. The Gallery Talk will be followed by the opening reception at 6:30 pm. The exhibit and events are free and open Shipley says, “The form I most often use is the technique of stacking, which can be seen in my Flowers and Totems. Stacking makes possible all kinds of patterns, color combinations, and opportunities to work with scale. Color has always been an identifying element in my work along with flower images, stripes, spheres, and of course black and white lines.”
Terry Shipley’s career in the arts began with an accidental introduction to clay, which led to intense study over the past twenty years. In 2001, she became an Affiliate Artist with the McColl Center for Art & Innovation, a pivotal point in her growing career. By 2002, she began a second Affiliate program with the center, which led her to develop her very particular body of work, which is considered decorative, colorful and lively. Shipley’s work is primarily commissioned by individuals, organizations and businesses, and can be seen in various exhibitions throughout the year. She is included in several private collection and is currently part of ArtPop 2015, an exciting group of 20 artists whose work can be seen on billboards throughout the year in the Charlotte area.
For more information about this exhibition, contact Kathryn Boucher, Milliken Art Gallery Director for Converse College, at firstname.lastname@example.org.