Gallery to Feature Ceramics by Carol Ceynowa and Travis Hinton
Date: March 23 - April 21, 2018
Times: Gallery Reception: 6:30-9 p.m. on Friday, March 23 (Artists' Talks to begin at 7:30 p.m.)
Location: Augustana's Eide/Dalrymple Gallery
Ticket Info: Free and open to the public
The Eide/Dalrymple Gallery at Augustana will feature works by two regionally prominent and popular ceramicists, Carol Ceynowa and Travis Hinton, in a new exhibit running March 23 - April 21.
A gallery reception is set for 6:30-9 p.m. on Friday, March 23, with artists' talks beginning at 7:30 p.m.
Inspired by nature, Ceynowa’s vessels incorporate elegant carvings of graceful creatures, from luna moths to blackbirds. Other wheel-thrown forms become their own sculptures, including a series of playful “Wonga birds” that seem to have just alighted upon their gallery pedestals.
In turn, Hinton’s vessels and hand-built wall pieces also build on a wealth of surface details. In addition to a range of glazes, he includes stencils, decals, and his own interpretive drawings. His pieces might be fired multiple times at different temperatures and sanded or sandblasted to further achieve aged and weathered surfaces.
"Together, their work embodies an expressive and even whimsical approach to traditional ceramic forms and surface detail," said Dr. Lindsay Twa, chair and associate professor of art and director of the Eide/Dalrymple Gallery.
Both artists also serve the area’s art community through their mentoring and teaching.
Hinton holds a BFA from the University of South Dakota in art education and a MFA in ceramics from the University of Kansas. He has taught at the Lawrence Arts Center and was a visiting artist at Emporia University. He returned to Sioux Falls in 2004 and teaches art and ceramics at Lincoln High School.
Ceynowa graduated from Saint Cloud State University in 1977 with a major in education and a minor in art. Since that time she has been teaching and mentoring students in both art and theater. She has directed more than 20 plays for community theater and high schools. For the past 12 years, she has been an important presence in the Augustana University ceramics studio, attending classes and working alongside students who have benefited greatly from her mentorship. Ceynowa has participated in many local and regional group art exhibitions and has had several solo shows, including at the Carnegie Cultural Center in Luverne, Minnesota. Her work was featured in the gallery section of the January-February 2006 issue of Clay Times Magazine.
The Eide/Dalrymple Gallery is located on Commons Circle (30th Street and Grange Avenue), in the Center for Visual Arts at Augustana University. The gallery is open to the public and free of charge. Hours are Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday 1-4 p.m.