Contemporary Ceramics Exhibit Opens at Dairy Barn

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The Dairy Barn Arts Center has announced their most recent exhibition, Contemporary Ceramics 2015, set to open Sept. 19 at 12 p.m.

The exhibit, curated by Ohio University ceramic faculty members Chuck McWeeny and Brad Schwieger, will offer visitors a glimpse of the top national artists working in the ceramic medium.

Contemporary Ceramics 2015 is an exhibition celebrating national ceramic artists,” said Jane Forrest Redfern, director of the Dairy Barn Arts Center. “The exhibit will show pieces ranging from cups to hanging pieces to vessels. We are honored that our curators have picked such talented artists.”

"Catch Me if You Can," Kensuke Yamada
“Catch Me if You Can,” Kensuke Yamada

The opening reception of Contemporary Ceramics 2015 will be held on Friday, Sept. 18 from 5-8 p.m. Curator Chuck McWeeny will offer opening remarks around 7 p.m.

On Thursday, Sept. 17 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., nationally known artist Thaddeus Erdahl will offer a workshop at Ohio University’s Seigfred Hall, Ceramic room 111. A lecture will follow immediately on the 5th floor in Mitchell Auditorium at 4:30 p.m. Both events are free and open to the public.

Exhibit curator Brad Schwieger will host a gallery walk on Tuesday, Sept. 22 at 11 a.m. He will discuss the techniques used by the artists and the reasons behind the selections for the exhibition.

Contemporary Ceramics 2015 is part of the Southeast Ohio Contemporary Ceramic Trail, a regional celebration of the region’s ceramic heritage and the artistic expression of contemporary ceramics. In addition to the Dairy Barn Arts Center in Athens, the trail features ceramic exhibitions in Nelsonville and Zanesville, while also providing travelers with stops at events, shops and studios in the Hocking Hills, Lancaster and Roseville.

For a list of participating artists along with more information on the Ceramic Trail, including the details of each exhibit, visit