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Regis Brodie: A Retrospective

Posted: 07/05/2007

Works produced over more than 40 years by ceramic artist Regis Brodie, professor of art and director of the college’s “Summer Six” program for 36 years, are the focus of a solo exhibition that’s running through Sept. 23 at the Schick Art Gallery.

“I strongly believe in the power of a positive attitude and the ability to be flexible enough to respond to the creative opportunities that present themselves along the way, sometimes even going in an opposite direction,” Brodie says of his work.

“The making of art doesn't always go in a straight line and for me the true challenge is to see the many possibilities in the materials, the forming processes and the myriad effects that the firing and finishing can contribute to the energy and vitality of the piece.”

Brodie has received numerous awards, including the 2004-05 Residency Program in Yeoju, Korea, an International Symposium for Outdoor Ceramic Sculpture sponsored by the World Ceramic Exposition Foundation. He was one of 10 ceramic artists chosen from five countries to participate. He also was recently presented a New York State Art Teachers Association Special Citation Award for significant contributions to the field of art education in the state.

Admission to the exhibition is free. Summer gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. during the week, and 1 to 4 p.m. Saturdays through Aug. 2. The gallery is closed Sundays during the summer and from Aug. 3 to Sept. 3.