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Viewpoints 2005 Winner Featured During June Show

Beverley Fetterman's ceramic piece "Saggar-Fired Form" will be one of about 50 featured in the "Counter Points" show at THE ARTS gallery.

May 4, 2006 - The winner of Viewpoints 2005 will display her art at THE ARTS gallery Thursday, June 1-Saturday, June 30.

"Counter Points" will showcase the ceramics work of Beverly Fetterman, a Collin County Community College District (Collin) art student and the winner of Best of Show in the 2005 Viewpoints competition, an annual statewide community college juried art show.

"It is the greatest honor I have ever been given, and I have been working hard to be worthy of that honor," Fetterman said of "Counter Points."

Fetterman has worked in ceramics for six years following a number of years designing displays for clothing, jewelry and department stores. She cites the form and balance of nature as one of her main inspirations, and the Collin faculty for the dedication to her and her work.

"I have looked at and studied Asian ceramics -- the perfect forms, the attention to detail and proportion," she said. "These aesthetics appeal to me."

About 50 of Fetterman's works will be on display.

The mark of a mature artist is when the hands can create what the mind is pursuing," Viewpoints 2005 juror Nancy Rebal said of Fetterman's entry. "That seems to be clearly the case here. All the systems are developed - the thrown form is beautifully balanced and sure. This can only come with many hours of developing the language of the hand."

The gallery is located at the Spring Creek Campus, 2800 E. Spring Creek Parkway in Plano. Admission is free and open to the public. A reception for Fetterman's show is scheduled for 6 p.m., Friday, June 2.

Gallery hours are Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Thursday, 9 a.m.-7 p.m.; and Saturday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

For more information about this exhibition and any future exhibitions, visit the gallery's website at www.collin.edu/THEARTSgallery or call 972.881.5873.

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