August 4, 2016
In June the Leonard Pearlstein Gallery partnered with the local nonprofit education institute, The Clay Studio, to open Shaping Minds: Philadelphia’s Clay Mentors. Now in its final week, the exhibition features over a dozen ceramic educators in the Philadelphia Area and their diverse and dynamic works. The featured artists include Sandi Pierantozzi & Neil Patterson, Linda Cordell, Chad Curtis, Roberta Massuch, Doug Herrnen, Jason Lee Starin, Sumi Maeshima, Theo Uliano, Matthew Courtney, Gregg Moore, Syd Carpenter, Nicholas Kripal.
In conjunction with the exhibit, the Gallery recently hosted a free pottery wheel throwing workshop proctored by The Clay Studio’s Claymobile, a pop-up ceramic studio and outreach program that has been collaborating with schools, neighborhood organizations, low-income housing, residential centers, and other social service agencies throughout Philadelphia since 1994.
Shaping Minds: Philadelphia’s Clay Mentors is open through August 13th at The Leonard Pearlstein Gallery, 3401 Filbert Street. Gallery hours are Tuesday-Saturday from noon-5pm, free and open to the public.