Exhibition: Architectural Ceramics Course at Durant-Kenrick House and Grounds

Date: 

Thursday, June 1, 2017, 4:00pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

Historic Durant_Kenrick House and Grounds, 286 Waverly Avenue, Newton, MA 02458

Presented by: Ceramics Program - Office for the Arts at Harvard and the Historic Newton's Durant-Kenrick House and GroundsAllison Newsome

Explore striking sculptures created from ceramic pieces stacked together. Students in the Architectural Ceramics course at the Ceramics Program- Office for the Arts at Harvard use architecture as well as the Historic Newton's Durant-Kenrick House and Grounds as inspiration for forms that may combine the human figure, animals, fruit or flowers. This show is part of the Newton Festival of the Arts 2017.

Enjoy viewing these intricate works of art while you stroll through the park. Free. The show runs May 13 through June 10.
Artist reception: Thursday, June 1, 4 p.m.

About the Architectural Ceramics CourseArchitectural Ceramics

This course, led by sculptor Allison Newsomeexplores how totemic or stacked sculpture has been addressed and historically incorporated into architecture and public works – ultimately making multiple components that are then stacked together. These architecturally inspired forms may combine the human figure, animals, fruit and flowers. The surface treatment focuses on using polychrome painting on a white opaque surface with metallic oxides and stains inspired by Della Robbia.

About the Historic Newton's Durant-Kenrick House and Grounds

This Georgian farmhouse, built c. 1734, retains the structure and detail that exemplifies its style—such as wide, high-ceilinged rooms, a floor plan with ample space for entertaining, and elaborately tooled balusters.  In addition, the Durant-Kenrick House contains rare, early 19th-century stenciled floors.  Historic Newton acquired the house in spring 2011 and opened the Durant-Kenrick House and Grounds as a museum in January 2014.   
 
 

Ann Eder  Vicki HellerHistoric Newton