The following is from an e-mail sent out by Gallery Up on Main St., Rock Hill:
Gallery Up’s Teabowl Invitational exhibition is on view through June 19, 2009 with the opening reception next week on May 21, 2009 from 6 pm to 9 pm. The show provides a look at modern interpretations of the historically significant teabowl.
With origins in Japan, China and Korea, one aspect of a traditional tea ceremony recognizes that every human encounter is a unique occasion which can never occur again exactly thus the experience of sharing tea must be savored. The teabowl is a major component of this traditional ceremony and has a found renewed significance among clay artists in the West.
Catch a sneak peek of the show. Participating artists include:Jim Connell Rock Hill, SC
Shane Mickey Bakersville, NC
Justin Teilhet Yellow Springs, OH
Emily Reason Asheville, NC
Landry Deese Sheridan, OR
Stacy Jo Scott Eugene, OR
Virginia Scotchie Columbia, SC
Akira Satake Swannanoa, NC
Christa Assad Berkley, CA
Ani Kasten Takoma Park, MD