Bowls: A National Juried Exhibition


Guilford Art Center is pleased to announce its newest gallery exhibition entitled “Bowls: A National Juried Exhibition” from June 17 – July 31 in the gallery at Guilford Art Center. The opening reception will be held Friday, June 17 from 5-7 pm.

This exhibition explores the continuing vitality of this simplest, most ancient, and most elemental of forms, as exemplified in the work of contemporary artists. It includes works by 25 artists from across the country working in a variety of media, including ceramic, stone, fiber and mixed media. Pieces by David Frank, GAC instructor and Rod Recor, GAC stone carver, are featured.

“This sounds like such a simple show, but it is amazing to see how artist are inspired by this most basic object” says Guilford Art Center Executive Director Maureen Belden. “Everybody needs a bowl; the question is, how creative can a bowl be?”

Juror for the exhibition is Julia Galloway, a nationally-recognized utilitarian potter and professor who is currently the Director of the School of Art and Professor at the University of Montana, Missoula.

For more information contact the Guilford Art Center at 203-453-5947.

The Guilford Art Center is a non-profit school, shop and gallery established to nurture and support excellence in the arts. Through classes for adults and children, gallery programs, a shop of contemporary crafts, and special events, the Center fulfills its mission to provide opportunities for the public to participate in the arts, to experience their cultural and historical diversity, and to appreciate the process and product of creative work. It receives support from the Connecticut Dept. of Economic and Community Development. Founded in 1967 (as the Guilford Handcraft Center), the Center evolved from the first Handcraft Expo, held on the Guilford Green in 1957. It currently serves over 2,000 students in classes, presents juried and invitational exhibits of art in the Center’s gallery and operates a shop of fine, handmade American crafts year-round. The Center also presents the Craft Expo, held on the Guilford Green each year in July, that features works by more than 180 of the country’s most distinguished artisans and is a much-anticipated annual event for the shoreline community.