“Sacred Ground: Bringing New Mexico Home” July 14 - August 6, 2017
Clay artist Lucy Clark, winner of the Betty Taylor Award for Emerging Artists, traveled to north-central New Mexico for a three-week workshop at Ghost Ranch where she studied the centuries-old techniques of traditional pueblo pottery. The resulting body of work will be exhibited with an opening reception on Friday, July 14, from 5:00 to 7:00 pm.
Read Lucy's artist statement here.
Artist Talk July 21, 5-6:30pm
Clay Artist Lucy Clark Reflects on Her Ghost Ranch Workshop Experience
In January of this year, clay artist Lucy Clark traveled to north-central New Mexico to study with renowned Native American potter Clarence Cruz at Ghost Ranch, the educational retreat center at the site of Georgia O’Keeffe’s home and studio north of Santa Fe.
Her workshop expenses were funded in part by the newly inaugurated Betty Taylor Award for Emerging Artists, co-sponsored by the Arts Council of Henderson County and the county’s Community Foundation. Ms. Clark is the award’s first recipient.
On Friday, July 21, from 5:00 to 6:30 pm, she will talk about her three-week workshop experience which included gathering and processing her own clay from the surrounding hills and firing her work using centuries-old techniques.
Ms. Clark will be introduced by McCray Benson of the Community Foundation of Henderson County. Patty Smyers, of the Arts Council of Henderson County, will describe the Betty Taylor award, its application requirements and upcoming deadline.