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Ikehata Incense Burner (courtesy photo)

Contemporary Ceramics on Exhibit at MiraCosta College Beginning November 12

Shepherd Age and Youth (courtesy photo)

Shepherd Age and Youth (courtesy photo)

Oceanside CA– The MiraCosta College Art Department is proud to present, Spectrum: Investigations into Contemporary Ceramics, by two visiting artists, Hiroshi Ikehata and Geordie Shepherd. The exhibit will begin November 12 with a reception and talks with the artists, 11 a.m.–3 p.m. The exhibit runs through December 4. The gallery is closed November 27 in observance of Thanksgiving Day.

Hiroshi Ikehata is an internationally exhibiting artist who resides in Koumi, Japan. Ikehata utilizes modern-day polishing techniques on his clay vessels and sculptural wall forms. His work is included in many major ceramics collections including Archie Bray Collection (United States), Orton Cone Collection (United States), Incheon World Ceramics Center (Korea), Tougeinomori Shigaraki Collection (Japan), and Museo Internazionale delle Ceramiche (Italy).

Geordie Shepherd’s art is inspired by things experimental, humorous, speculative and introspective, into which he weaves narratives or extracted snippets. The pieces resulting from these new combinations explore the gray zone between the real and the unreal, nothing and something, memory and history, and craft and art. While ceramics is the core of his practice, Shepherd draws and writes extensively, resulting in a fertile cross-pollination of form, text and image, which is layered with popular culture, musical scores, fused chemical combinations, recollections of life’s passages, and quests for beauty using mark and rhythm.

The Kruglak Art Gallery offers a diverse range of contemporary exhibitions of interest to students and the general public. The gallery is located 1 Barnard Drive, Oceanside, CA 92056,

MiraCosta College Student Center. Gallery hours are M-T, 2:30–7 p.m. and W-Th, 11 a.m.–3 p.m. Admission is free. For more information, call 760.795.6657 or visit http://hub.miracosta.edu/art/kruglak.html.

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