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September 14, 2011


Social Justice

Baltimore Clayworks is proud to host Social Justice,
An exhibition juried by Kyle and Kelly Phelps featuring the work based on the theme of Social Justice.  Social Justice runs from October 1 to November 12, 2011 with an opening reception on Saturday, October 1, from 6 to 8 pm. Admission is free.

Social Justice:  Expressions for Peace and Justice.
This important ceramic art exhibition is a reflection and a statement about current social justice issues and events on a local, national, and international level.  Each participating artist uses his/her specific ceramic skills and talents to create works of art that express his/her own individual views about social justice issues. The topics of social justice are vast and include subject matter about racism, classism, sexuality, poverty, etc.  Artists in this exhibition use their ceramic creations to sensitize the viewer to various social justice issues by informing and educating the viewer, reflecting an underlying philosophy to the commitment to social justice, humanism, and collective responsibility. Expressions of strength, pain, humor, as well as defiance used by each artist reflects not only his or her diverse personal views and opinions, but also are used to facilitate awareness, share, and promote dialogue over tough topics about social justice.

Featured Artists: Merry Artoones (AZ), Angelique Brickner (SC), Julie Farrar (MD), Jaimaianne Amicucci (NY),  Angel O Luna (AZ), Reginald Pointer (DC), Lily Schor (NY)
Invited Artists: Sarah Hahn (KY), Bobby Scroggins (KY), Keith Wallace Smith (GA)

In conjunction with this exhibition, Baltimore Clayworks will be hosting a food and clothing drive for St. Vincent de Paul.  Please click here for more details and bring the items to our gallery.

 We will also highlight the positive aspects of various Youth programs that work to give Baltimore’s youth a choice and a voice. Showcasing the power of art to heal, strengthen and transform.

Solo Gallery:
Justin Rothshank: Fatherhood
Decal wares exploring the role of being a father and reflections on his Residency at Baltimore Clayworks.

The exhibition will be shown in the suite of galleries at Baltimore Clayworks, a not-for-profit ceramic art center located in the Mt. Washington neighborhood in northwest Baltimore. Founded in 1980, Clayworks is housed in two renovated buildings, and offers classes, artists' spaces, exhibitions and programs in the community. Hours: Mon- Sat, 10 am to 5 pm. For more information, call Baltimore Clayworks at (410) 578-1919 or visit or 5707 Smith Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21209.


Baltimore Clayworks is generously funded with a grant from the William G. Baker, Jr. Memorial Fund, creator of the Baker Artist Awards,


Media Contact:

Mary Cloonan
Exhibitions Director
(410) 578-1919 ext. 18