Sleeth Gallery at West Virginia Wesleyan College to host opening show of 2018

Courtesy: West Virginia Wesleyan College

BUCKHANNON, W.Va. (WDTV) -- West Virginia Wesleyan College’s Sleeth Gallery will begin hosting its opening show for 2018 Thursday.

The exhibit is titled “Something Between You and Me” and is created by Kansas City ceramic artist Casey Whittier.

The exhibit will open on January 11 with a reception from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m., and will be followed by an artist talk. The show is free and open to the public, and will run from January 11 to February 2.

"Utilizing a variety of forming methods and clay bodies, Whittier recreates elements from nature, unites the landscapes of her reality with the landscapes of daydreams, exploits the visceral qualities of clay, and ponders the power of shared experience. The physical expressions that come through rolling, tearing, squishing, dipping, pushing, pinching, molding, casting, and scratching become representations of touch, of thought, of time spent," officials stated in a press release.

Whittier earned a bachelor of fine arts from the Kansas City Art Institute and an MFA from the University of Colorado Boulder.

"Her work investigates the fine line between the need to preserve and a desire to re-imagine, re-configure, and re-contextualize the world around her. She is an advocate for community engagement through the arts. Whittier teaches ceramics and is program head of social practice at the Kansas City Art Institute," officials stated.

The Sleeth Gallery is located on the first floor of McCuskey Hall at the intersection of East Main Street and College Avenue. It is open Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. or by appointment.