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Collin College Hosts 'Texas Clay' Ceramics Exhibition

March 31, 2016 – Molded for artistry as well as usability, many ceramic pieces bridge the gap between function and form. “Texas Clay: An Exhibition of Texas Ceramics” brings the beauty of these hand-crafted pieces to Collin College’s THE ARTS Gallery, April 14-May 11. The gallery is located on Collin College’s Spring Creek Campus, Room A175, 2800 E. Spring Creek Parkway in Plano.

Curated by Chris Gray, professor of ceramics at Collin College, this show spotlights the diverse talent of ceramists who either reside, lived or were educated in the state of Texas. There are a growing number of fantastic makers of clay objects in or from Texas, and this exhibition will showcase a handpicked selection of their work. The featured artists included: Jillian Cooper, Brandon Philips, Ryan McKerley, Chris Melia, Niko Weissenberger, Susan Kennedy, Annie Chrietzberg, James Tingey and Gray, the curator.

In addition to the show, there will be a ceramics lecture for Art Café from noon-12:45 p.m., April 27 in room C103 at the Spring Creek Campus. This event and the show are free and open to the public.

Regular gallery hours are: 9 a.m.-8 p.m., Monday-Thursday; 9 a.m-2 p.m., Friday-Saturday. For more information about this exhibition and any future exhibitions, visit the gallery’s website at or call 972-881-5873.

Collin College serves nearly 52,000 credit and continuing education students annually and offers more than 100 degrees and certificates in a wide range of disciplines. The only public college in the county, Collin College is a partner to business, government and industry, providing customized training and work force development. In addition, the college operates the Collin Higher Education Center, which serves 3,300 additional students each year in partnership with The University of Texas at Dallas, Texas Woman’s University, Texas A&M Commerce, Texas Tech and the University of North Texas.