Arif Khan, curator at the Clay Center, gives a tour of the three new exhibits opening Saturday.
WANT TO GO?
Public opening of new art exhibits
WHEN: 6-8 p.m. Saturday
WHERE: Clay Center
TICKETS: Free. (Cash bar available.)INFO:
304-561-3570 or www.theclaycenter.org
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- From contemporary prints to Native American culture to a compilation of YouTube videos, the Clay Center has art for everyone starting Saturday. Three new exhibits will offer a range of artistic styles and subjects in the Clay art gallery through April 7. They are:
"Why Look at Animals?": Organized by the George Eastman House International Museum of Photography and Film in Rochester, N.Y., it answers the title question with selections that will make you say, "They make us laugh," "They complete our families" and "They are beautiful." Both familiar and unfamiliar selections from this famous collection will allow visitors to study how photography has been used to tell the stories of animals over the years. This exhibit is sponsored by WesBanco.
"Migrations": This show is a collection of fine art prints from six Native American artists whose work, when combined, represents a wide spectrum of cultures and experiences. Created with the help of the University of New Mexico's Tamarind Institute and Crow's Shadow Institute of the Arts in Pendleton, Ore., these contemporary pieces put a new spin on traditional Native American art.