The Work of John Rohlfing Featured at Barnes-Franklin Gallery
Post University Art Professor John Rohlfing’s artwork will be on display at the exhibition “Two Ceramic Sculptors” in the Barnes-Franklin Art Gallery at Tunxis Community College in Farmington. The showing will also feature pieces from Peggy Steinway, an art teacher at the Gilbert School in Winsted.
The two artists will contribute 60 sculptural ceramics and drawings to the show. Rohlfing and Steinway have both exhibited nationally in numerous individual and group shows, and received many awards, honors and grants.
February 14-March 14, 2011
Opening Reception on Thursday, February 17 from 5 p.m.-7 p.m.
Regular gallery hours are Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m.-8 p.m. and by appointment.
Tunxis Community College
271 Scott Swamp Rd.
Farmington, CT 06032
Professor Rohlfing of Canton, CT is an accomplished ceramic artist who has taught ceramics, painting, drawing, and photo courses at Post University since 2001. Previously, Rohlfing was also an Associate Professor of Ceramics and Three-Dimensional Design at the Hartford Art School of the University of Hartford.
His honors and awards include two-time Honorable Mentions at the Ceramic Biennial International Competition and World Ceramic Exposition in Korea and an Honorable Mention at the International Ceramics Competition in Mino, Japan.
In 2010, his work was featured at the Works Gallery in Philadelphia, PA with the National Conference for the Education of the Ceramic Arts. In 2009, his work was also included in a group exhibition at the Clay Studio in Philadelphia, and a One Person exhibition at the Arts Space Gallery in Hartford, CT. He is currently working towards a One Person exhibition at the Barnes-Franklin at Tunxis Community College.
Through his ceramic vessels, Mr. Rohlfing investigates issues of utility and ritual while expressing an interest in landscape, organic abstraction, Cubism and Constructivism. He is very interested in the painted surface and how the painted surface wraps around form. His most recent works are abstract physical structures which are colorfully decorated.
Mr. Rohlfing holds an M.F.A. degree from New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University.
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