Karen Marie Portaleo
Raynell, Bird Act (Sideshow Girlesque Series), ca. 2005
Glazed whiteware
Racine Art Museum, Gift of David and Jacqueline Charak
Photography: Jon Bolton

Bodies at Rest: Figurative Clay from RAM’s Collection

March 19 – March 21, 2014

This exhibition, curated by Lena Vigna, features contemporary approaches to representing the human figure in clay. Drawn from RAM’s strong and diverse holdings of ceramics, Bodies at Rest is a sampler of artists addressing the body—and ultimately, the human condition—in both form and content.

This exhibition took place at NCECA’s (National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts) 48th Annual Conference in Milwaukee, WI, March 19-21, 2014. The exhibition was located in Room 203A in the Wisconsin Center, 400 West Wisconsin Avenue, Milwaukee, 53203.

Artists in the Exhibition

Adrian Arleo, Jack Earl, Ed Eberle, Verne Funk, Beyerly Mayeri, Esther Shimazu, Kurt Weiser, Beatrice Wood, and more

Bodies at Rest: Figurative Clay from RAM’s Collection

March 19 – March 21, 2014
Karen Marie Portaleo
Raynell, Bird Act (Sideshow Girlesque Series), ca. 2005
Glazed whiteware
Racine Art Museum, Gift of David and Jacqueline Charak
Photography: Jon Bolton

This exhibition, curated by Lena Vigna, features contemporary approaches to representing the human figure in clay. Drawn from RAM’s strong and diverse holdings of ceramics, Bodies at Rest is a sampler of artists addressing the body—and ultimately, the human condition—in both form and content.

This exhibition took place at NCECA’s (National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts) 48th Annual Conference in Milwaukee, WI, March 19-21, 2014. The exhibition was located in Room 203A in the Wisconsin Center, 400 West Wisconsin Avenue, Milwaukee, 53203.

Artists in the Exhibition

Adrian Arleo, Jack Earl, Ed Eberle, Verne Funk, Beyerly Mayeri, Esther Shimazu, Kurt Weiser, Beatrice Wood, and more

Gallery of Work

Exhibitions at RAM are made possible by:

Platinum Sponsors

The Estate of Karen Johnson Boyd
David Charak
Judith and David Flegel Fund
Ron and Judith Isaacs
Nicholas and Nancy Kurten
Racine Community Foundation logo
Windgate Foundation

Diamond Sponsors

City of Racine’s Grow Racine Grant
Osborne and Scekic Family Foundation
Ruffo Family Foundation
Ruth Arts Foundation

Gold Sponsors

Anonymous
Tom and Irene Creecy
Richard and Patricia Ehlert
Trio Foundation of St. Louis
W.T. Walker Group, Inc.
Wisconsin Arts Board

Silver Sponsors

Anonymous
Baird
Beta Diagnostic Labs
A.C. Buhler Family
Lucy G. Feller
Ben and Dawn Flegel
Jim Harris
Sharon and Tom Harty
Horizon Retail Construction, Inc.
Lise Iwon
J. Jeffers & Co.
Johnson Financial Group
Dorothy MacVicar
Jan Serr and John Shannon

Bronze Sponsors

Ellen and Joseph Albrecht
Andis Foundation
Susan Boland
Virginia Buhler
Dave’s Wine Garage
Educators Credit Union
Express Employment Professionals
Bill and Debbie Keland
Susan Manalli
Jean and Alex Mandli, Jr.
The Prairie School
Cathy Stanghellin
Twin Disc, Inc.

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