Continuing the Artists of Excellence series, “Then and Now: Thrown Pottery over 35 years by Jacqui Doyle Schneider” is now on display through Jan. 31, 2017.
The pottery in this show features the best of Jacqui Doyle Schneider’s works over a period that is more than half of her lifetime. It is truly a retrospective of her work, progressing from an investigation of shape and the painterly mark toward a more textural and sculptural deconstruction of the traditional vessel appearance.
Wheel-thrown pottery pieces reflect Doyle Schneider’s interest in the overlap between nature, wildlife, and human forms, playfully depicted within the positive and negative spaces of the carved ceramic vessels. Both sculptural and utilitarian, her work demonstrates a complete artist in creativity of each vessel, use of color, and exquisite design.
After graduating from SUNY Oswego with a BA in Art, Doyle Schneider received an apprenticeship at Earthworks in NYC where she produced production pottery and taught classes in throwing on the wheel. Eventually, she moved to the Hudson Valley, had three children, and went on to receive a teaching certification and an MA in Art from SUNY New Paltz. Subsequently, she became a high school art teacher at Valley Central High School where, for the past 20 years, she has specialized in teaching Advanced Ceramics.
A closing reception will take place on January 28, 2017 from 4 to 6:30 p.m. as part of Newburgh Last Saturdays #NBLS.
The Artists of Excellence series spotlights highly talented regional artists. Artworks are on view in four glass vitrine cases located in the Foyer of the Mindy Ross Gallery. The Foyer is actually the area just outside the Mindy Ross Gallery inside the eastern end of Kaplan Hall. It is a wonderful setting afforded with natural light and multi-directional viewing of the pieces.
Kaplan Hall is located at the corner of Grand and First Streets (GPS: 73 First St) on the Newburgh campus of SUNY Orange. Viewing hours are Monday through Thursday 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday through December 16. From January 3 through January 13, the hours are Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. After being closed for Martin Luther King Jr. Day, the hours are Monday through Thursday 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday through January 28.
The exhibit is free and open to the public and presented by Cultural Affairs to which questions may be directed: (845) 341-4891 and firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also check out the Cultural Affairs website at www.sunyorange.edu/culturalaffairs.