In 2016, Clay Art Center will present IN OUR BACKYARD, a year-long focus on the integral role clay has had on New York art, architecture and design.
IN OUR BACKYARD features a series of 5 innovative exhibitions running January 30th – November 12th, 2016, several workshops and lectures, two collector’s tours and a culminating symposium - all of which reveal the dynamic co-mingling of the rich cultural playground in which ceramics thrives in NY and its surrounding areas. These events will be encapsulated and documented in a catalog celebrating this year-long celebration.
This program is made possible, in part by the Basic Program Support grant of Arts Westchester with funds from Westchester County Government and grants from the New York State Council on the Arts.
For over 50 years, the Clay Art Center (CAC) has been the largest and most active ceramics facility in Westchester county, dedicated solely to the advancement of the ceramic arts. Believing strongly that the arts has the ability to touch and enrich lives, our mission is to offer a stimulating space for studio practice, exhibition and educational opportunities to better serve the community. Our vision is to "kindle a passion for the ceramic arts and provide a community for that passion to flourish."