Ceramic show is eclectic mix

Jayleen De La Cruz
Staff Writer 

The American Museum of Ceramic Arts had an opening event for “REVEAL: Recent Acquisitions” exhibition Saturday to showcase various modern ceramic art pieces that have been donated and purchased throughout the years. 

Pam Aliaga, exhibitions manager at AMOCA said events like “REVEAL” bring together diverse artists of different eras and backgrounds.

The variety of pieces in this show includes paintings, sculptures and glazed bottles of various sizes, color and dimensions. 

Some of the works were created by artists who have died while others were created by more contemporary artists.

Barbara Hashimoto, an artist showcased by AMOCA, said that the museum truly focuses on giving new artists a chance to showcase their ceramic art and that she is honored to have a piece of her art showcased in the museum.

Hashimoto’s clay tablet had burned pieces of various books into the tablet, the choice of books and pictures in this juxtapose women’s oppression and also their strength.

Other pieces in the show include glazed bottles, bowls, teapots and clay paintings.

Los Angeles resident Marsky Brunold who attended the event said art brings people together. 

“It rounds out your perspective of all kinds of people regardless of their political slant with art that isn’t political,” said Brunold, who is a friend of Hashimoto. “It is just beautiful art for people to enjoy.”

As people enjoyed the exhibit, they also enjoyed some complimentary drinks and snacks.

“I teach locally and I am mad at myself for not reminding my students about this exhibit,” said Gina Lawson, an artist and professor at Cal Poly Pomona.

The “REVEAL” exhibit is on view through July 21, 2024. 

AMOCA is open Friday-Sunday. For more information visit amoca.org.

Jayleen De La Cruz can be reached at jayleen.delacruz@laverne.edu.

Jayleen De La Cruz is a sophomore communication major with a concentration in public relations and a staff writer at the Campus Times for Fall 2023.

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