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Wednesday, January 27th, 2016
February Exhibitions at Rockport Center for the Arts

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January25, 2016

 

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Taylor Hendrix (361) 729-5519 or

Luis Purón (570) 702-4032

 

 

CLAY EXPO BRINGS THE BEST IN CERAMICS TO ROCKPORT, INCLUDING SEABROOK ARTIST V. CHIN FOR MAIDEN SOLO EXHIBIT AT ROCKPORT CENTER FOR THE ARTS.

GARDEN GALLERY HOSTS BASTROP’S RENATE KASPER’S REALIST AND ILLUSTRATIVE WORKS.

 

ROCKPORT,TX. 

Seabrook artist, Vorakit Chinookoswong, known as V. Chin, has been crafting fine porcelain and stoneware pieces for over 30 years.  A veteran of art festivals and gallery shows throughout Texas, Chin creates glossy stoneware vases, bowls, cups, and other pieces bearing his signature mark: a clay frog.  Striving for a balance between aesthetics and function, Chin's goal is to create "good" ceramics. His subtle glazing adds an extraordinary level of elegance to his pottery.

Born in Thailand, Chin moved to Japan at an early age, where he graduated from the Kyoto Institute of Technology.  He trained as an apprentice with prominent Japanese ceramic artists before moving to the United States in 1980. 

 

V.Chin also offers small group pottery classes for adults of all skill levels at the Ceramic Store of Houston, Texas. 

He is represented by Archway Gallery also in Houston.  Chin has exhibited at the Rockport Art Festival.

 

For his solo show he will display dozens of fine porcelain and functional ceramic pieces. 

For the Clay Expo V. Chin will do a free Pottery Demonstration at the Art Center on Sunday, February 7thfrom 11 to 1 PM.

 

To kick-off the exhibit, V. Chin will have a gallery talk on Saturday, February 6that 430 PM. 

The gallery talk will be followed by a reception from 5 to 7 PM. 

 

In the Garden Gallery: Renate Kasper

For three decades, Renate Kasper has worked in a wide variety of media including acrylic, oil, watercolor, pastel, Prismacolor pencil, black & white infrared photography and clay. 

Her favorite medium has always been the graphite pencil.  She mixes other media with the graphite, but still calls her work drawings.  "I may paint the background entirely in acrylic," she says, "and I may lay a quick wash of color all over the paper before I start shading, but I regard those few minutes of work as negligible when I spend dozens or sometimes hundreds of hours shading intricate details with graphite.”

 

Kasper’s work is more illustrative than painterly but there is always an element of abstraction in the work. 

She often places subjects in unnatural settings, with no background, or on clean stark surfaces.  Her realistic style will be on display in the Art Center’s Garden Gallery.

 

Both exhibits are free and open to the public and they run through March 5th,2016.

 

The Art Center is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 AM to 4 PM and Sunday from1 to 4 PM.  Admission is always free.  

For more information call (361) 729-5519 or visit www.rockportartcenter.com.  

 

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