Saturday, August 7, 2010

PRESS RELEASE: Peggy Smith at Helen Day Art Center in Stowe

Helen Day Art Center announces a solo exhibition of sculpture by Stowe-based artist Peggy Smith in our East Gallery. The exhibition is a selection of recent work by the artist which she began during a two-month residency at Penland School of Crafts in North Carolina. The show runs from August 27th through October 9th. Please join us on Friday, August 27th at 5:00pm for an opening reception. The artist will give an artist talk and tour of the exhibit at 6:00pm.

Peggy Smith’s art practice is a daily meditation for her. Smith begins each day with a ball of clay which she considers a prayer for peace for that day. Freely pursuing a wide range of forms and interests, she acknowledges the tension in her work between harnessing her energy in one pursuit, and allowing her practice to range widely. The works in the exhibition are primarily vessels -some figurative and some abstract- all inspired by and generated from her ritual that begins with clay, prayer, and meditation.

Smith’s work is also part of the 2010 Exposed outdoor sculpture exhibition ongoing through October 9th in the village of Stowe.

Image: Peggy Smith, Untitled, 2010, Ceramic