Sun Series #1

Sun Series #1

Sunday, March 18, 2018

"Married in Clay: Ceramics of Kwong and Mangus"

Ceramic pieces by Eva Kwong

Ceramic work by Kurt Mangus

Yesterday John and I took work to the Hoyt Arts and Education Center in  New Castle PA.
We were both excited to have work accepted in their 45th Annual Regional Juried Art Show which opens on April 8th and runs until May 24th.
We had never been there and found the facility to be amazing, with two mansions designed by  Frank Foulke, a contemporary of Frank Lloyd Wright.  The mansions date from 1914 and 1917 and were owned by Emma Hoyt and her brother Alexander Hoyt.  Emma's home is now referred to as Hoyt East and houses the main galleries, study, gift shop and basement studios.  Alexander's home is now called Hoyt West and serves as an example of post-Victorian grandeur with furnishings of that period.  Our favorite part of the Western Hoyt residence was the kitchen complete with a butler's pantry and glazed tiles.
In 1995 the two buildings were joined together by a glass enclosed walkway.

On Saturday when we dropped off our works they were preparing for a reception for a ceramics show of Kirk Mangus's and Eva Kwong's work.  While we are both familiar, of course, with their work it was so wonderful to see so much of it together in this fabulous setting.  Definitely worth the visit.  Their show has been on display since January and runs until March 29th.

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