THEY Exhibition: Curated by Roberto Lugo - Reception
The Reception for THEY on April 7th had an incredible turnout to see the second of our exhibits for 2018, a year featuring artists whose works examine social justice issues and the intricacies of maneuvering life, lifestyles and living within a global society. THEY's focus is on social equity and access within the field of ceramics.
Curator, Roberto Lugo gave an impassioned speech and rap about his work along with Lauren Sandler, one of the 8 ceramic artists in the show.
"The artists I've invited use their own human experience to relate to others. The show is about employing empathy instead of competition with out differences." - Roberto Lugo Invited Artists: Jennifer-Ling-Datchuk, Christina Erives, Kahlil Irving, Lauren Sandler, Malcolm Mobutu-Smith, Courtney Leonard, Roberto Lugo and Nathan Murray.
Roberto Lugo is an American potter, social activist, spoken word poet, and educator. Lugo's work draws together hip-hop, history and politics into formal ceramics and 2D works. In 2015 he received the Emerging Artist award from NCECA (the National Convention for the Education in the Ceramic Arts), launching his career to the international spotlight. Currently he teaches at Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia, PA.
For more information about the exhibit click here
For information about the Who Are They? Symposium moderated by Roberto Lugo exploring access to the arts on April 29th click here
Special Thanks to our Sponsors: Village of Port Chester, TD Bank, Ceramic Supply, Inc, Standard Ceramics, Skutt, Francene & Ron Langford, Debbie & Alan Simon, Steven Carlson, Florence & Karl Suerig, Larry Hawk, Barbara Rocco, Christopher and Toni Meier, Antonia and Scott Davis, Patricia and Peter Close & Media Sponsor: SERENDIPITY Magazine.