YSU Ceramics Program represented in Curated Storefront's "Western Reserve Currents" exhibit

The Ceramics program at Youngstown State University's Cliffe College of Creative Arts, will have 22 works included in the "Western Reserve Currents" exhibition at the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts conference.

The NCECA conference takes place March 15-17 at Duke Energy Convention Center in Cincinnati, Ohio.

The exhibition includes original works from YSU Associate Professor Missy McCormick; faculty member and alumna Amanda Spinosa; and alumni Chris Kamykowski, Dan Newman and Maggie Paul. Eight current student works will also be represented: Alexis Best, Elena Carballo, Thomas Davidson, Justus Lowther, Leah Sydney, Alyssa Strange, Rose Redfoot and Mychal Vens. 

NCECA is a dynamic, non-profit organization that engages and sustains a community for ceramic art, teaching, and learning. With 4,000 members from the United States and more than 20 foreign countries, the conference is expected to draw thousands of visitors from around the world. 

An Akron arts organization, Curated Storefront, is organizing and presenting collaborative exhibitions at NCECA's 57th Annual Conference. Rick Rogers, Executive Director of Curated Storefront said, "Our goal is to create a diverse showcase of contemporary works in clay which emanate from the rich and ever-evolving creative epicenters of ceramic education, creation, and experimentation in Northeast Ohio. To accomplish this, our creative and curatorial teams are bringing together ceramic artworks by alumni, faculty, staff, and current students into a single exhibit representing the Western Reserve of Northern Ohio." 

The exhibition, titled "Western Reserve Currents", will feature work from artists representing the following institutions, art centers, and art collections: Baldwin Wallace University, Cleveland Institute of Art, Curated Storefront, Clayton Bailey's World of Wonders, Hieronymus, Hope Center for Arts and Technology, Kathy Koop's Celebration of Life, Kent State University, Northern Ohio Clay, The University of Akron, and Youngstown State University.