Exhibition Runs May 5th -26th, 2012
Opening Night: Saturday, May 5th
Artist Talk 7:00pm
SEATTLE- Pottery Northwest – the Pacific Northwest’s premier ceramics studio and a community of artists at many levels – is pleased to present “End of the Trail,” a solo exhibition of work by George Rodriguez. The show will run from May 5th through May 26th, 2012 in the Gallery of Pottery Northwest’s historic home at 226 First Avenue North (between Thomas and John), just one block south of the Key Arena at the Seattle Center. An Opening Reception with the artist will be held on Saturday, May 5th, from 6-8 pm with an artist talk beginning at 7pm. The public is cordially invited to join this celebration of friends, years passed and new horizons. Please join us dressed in your favorite floral attire – 5 flower minimum!
A masterful sculptor and ceramicist represented by Seattle’s Foster White Gallery, George Rodriguez has exhibited throughout Washington, New Mexico and Texas as well as most recently in storefront window displays throughout Seattle. He earned his BFA from the University of Texas, El Paso in 2006 and his MFA from the University of Washington Ceramics program in 2009. In addition to the 2010 Bonderman Travel Fellowship which took him to 26 countries in 10.5 months, he has been the recipient of many awards including most recently the 2011 Artist Trust GAP Grant and the Pottery Northwest RAP (Resident Artist Project) Grant.
Rodriguez has been a warm and generous member of the Pottery Northwest community since 2009. He is celebrating the conclusion of his artist-in-residency at Pottery Northwest with a commemorative fiesta and solo show.
End of the Trail - Standing in Place. The sunrise brings the new day and with each new day a clean slate. Exhausted but excited I am perched on a wooden horse waiting for the next burst of energy to propel me forward. The sky is uncertain but the ground is stable. Then end of the trail is actually a bend in the trail.
Gallery hours are Tuesday through Friday from 10 am to 5 pm. For further information and high-resolution images, please contact Nana Kuo at firstname.lastname@example.org. Additional information about the artist is also available at http://www.gfrodriguez.com/
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Founded in 1966 as a non-profits arts organization, Pottery Northwest is a long time and vibrant source of programming in the Seattle arts community. Artists from around the world come to Pottery Northwest in the spirit of artistic dialog and as a formative step in their professional career. World class professional artist residencies, exhibitions featuring traditional and contemporary work, community classes and an engaging lecture series spanning many years are all features of this fixture at Seattle Center.