Judith Salomon - Artist Talk

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Tuesday, June 4, 2019 -

6:00pm to 7:00pm

Center for the Visual Arts
Room 165

Visiting artist in ceramics, Judith Salomon will be giving a free artist talk on her artwork and career on Tuesday, June 4 at the Center for the Visual Arts at Kent State University.  The talk is free and open to the public and will take place in room 165 from 6-7 p.m.

Judith Salomon is a visiting artist for this summer's Kent Blossom Art Intensives in ceramics.  Visiting artists play a significant roll in these courses, offering unique perspectives and expertise in their field.  Each visiting artist gives a public presentation on their work as a part of the Kent Blossom Art Lecture Series.

About the artist: Judith Salomon has exhibited in museums and galleries all over the world. She is represented in the collections of the Cleveland Museum of Art, Los Angeles Museum of Art, Victoria and Albert Museum in London, Manchester City Art Galleries in England, and the National Museum of History in Taiwan.  Salomon began her ceramic career making plates, bowls and other functional work covered with brightly colored geometric shapes floating on fields of white. As her career grew Solomon began to hand build sculptures frequently incorporating rectangular sheets of ceramic in abstract architecture forms. Salomon became a master at mixing matte and high-gloss glazes often on the same piece. Many of her sculptures are functional and can be used, however, Solomon is clearly interested in form first with function taking second place.  She served as the chair of the ceramics department at the Cleveland Institute of Art and retired after 37 years of teaching in 2015.  She was also the recipient of the Cleveland Arts Prize in 1990.