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Perpich Student Work Featured at Northern Clay Center

Work by Finley Anderson-Newton (Visual Arts 2024) is included in the exhibition.

April 9, 2024

Work by Perpich Visual Arts students will be on display at the Northern Clay Center starting May 4, 2024. The “Members Exhibition: K-12 Educators and Students” exhibition runs until June 16, 2024. The exhibition opening is Friday, May 3, from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Work by Finley Anderson-Newton (Visual Arts 2024) and Lucy Klein (Visual Arts 2024) will be included in the in-person exhibition. Work by Jude Browne (Visual Arts 2024) will be included in the online exhibition.

Work by Lucy Klein (Visual Arts 2024) is included in the exhibition.

Kate Vinson, Visual Arts Instructor, is the ceramics instructor at Perpich. “For students to have an opportunity to showcase work through a national, professional organization such as Northern Clay Center is a highlight as a teacher,” said Vinson. “This is an enduring experience for student artists. It is invaluable as they are fostering connections to the local art scene, connecting with long-term relationships, and establishing themselves in a broad, creative community.”

The exhibition will amplify the critical and highly-impactful work by the K-12 educators and students in our community. It will be curated by panelists. There will be an in-person exhibition, featuring work by selected applicants, as well as an online exhibition including the work of all applicants.

The panelists are Chotsani Elaine Dean and Peter Jadoonath. Chotsani Elaine Dean is an artist and assistant professor of ceramics at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. She received her BFA in ceramics from Hartford Art School (CT) and her MFA from Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts at Washington University in St. Louis (MO). Peter Jadoonath is a teaching artist at Northern Clay Center (Minneapolis) and maintains a studio practice and St. Croix Pottery Tour site in Shafer, Minnesota. Jadoonath received a BFA from Bemidji State University (MN) and has been the recipient of several honors, including a Jerome Ceramic Artist Project Grant, the Red Wing Collectors’ Society Foundation Award, and a Minnesota State Arts Board Artist Initiative Grant.

Work by Jude Browne (Visual Arts 2024) is included in the online exhibition.

Read more about the exhibition here.

Opened in 1990, Northern Clay Center is now an established ceramic arts organization. Through special programs, lectures, symposia, and publications, we reach a national and international audience, as well as a direct audience of regional participants. Other programs, such as the American Pottery Festival, McKnight Residencies, and other fellowship grants, bring national artists to the region to continually feed a lively exchange of ideas and aesthetics.