February 2, 2012
Celebrated ceramic artist Alice Ballard and her husband, ceramist and architect Roger Dalrymple, will present their first joint ceramics exhibition, and lead an all-day ceramics workshop at UNC Asheville.
The exhibition will open with a reception from 6-8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 10 in the S. Tucker Cooke Gallery in Owen Hall on the campus. The exhibit is free and open to the public; gallery hours are 9 a.m-6 p.m. weekdays and the exhibit will continue through February 29.
Ballard and Dalrymple will lead an all-day ceramics workshop beginning at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 16, in Owen Hall room 143. During the workshop’s lunch break, they will give an artist’s talk at 12:15 p.m., in the Owen Hall third floor conference room. The workshop and talk are both free and open to the public. The talk is co-sponsored by the UNC Asheville Department of Art and the Meet the Maker series.
Ballard received a master’s degree in painting from the University of Michigan before becoming a professional ceramist. She received a Fulbright Grant to study in India, and was one of eight ceramic artists invited to the International Ceramic Colony in Resen, Macedonia. She currently has works in the traveling exhibition, “Tradition/Innovation: American Masterpieces of Southern Craft & Traditional Art,” funded by the National Endowment for the Arts. Her work is also included in the collections of the Renwick Museum of the Smithsonian Institute, the Tennessee and South Carolina state art collections, the Mint Museum of Art, other museums and private galleries. She has taught at Penland School of Crafts and now teaches at the South Carolina Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities.
Dalrymple, who is Ballard’s husband, was an architect in Alaska for 30 years before moving to Greenville, S.C. with Ballard and taking up ceramic art. His work is influenced by his lifelong exposure to art from many different Native American cultures, and aboriginal peoples from Oceania. Some of his works were recently included in the “5th International Texas Teapot Tournament,” a juried competition at 18 Hands Gallery in Houston.
For more information about the exhibition, ceramics workshop and artist’s talk, please contact the UNC Asheville Department of Art, at 828.251.6559.