Installation view of Friends of Fire: Ceramic Art by Delores Coan
and Hotchkiss Alumni at The Tremaine Gallery | photo by Abigail Doan, Hotchkiss 1984
I am pleased to share news of this current group exhibition that I am participating in with ceramic artist, Delores Coan, and invited Hotchkiss School alumni. 'Friends of Fire' is a tribute to my former art teacher and creative mentor, Delores – who is completing her final year of teaching at Hotchkiss after thirty five years of sharing her talents and wisdom.
Vessels by Delores Coan | created during her travels in China | photo by Abigail Doan
"Coan chose to show her work along with the work of former students to highlight the central role teaching has played in her career and the lasting relationships she has forged because of it." – Tremaine Gallery
"Teaching ceramic art has been a humbling and exhilarating part of my life," she says. "I've made lifelong links with many students through sharing the creative process. The joy I've derived from passing on this ageless art has been one of my life's greatest gifts." Coan adds, "We can all make a big difference by continuing to support art programs so that students may learn and explore varied disciplines to fulfill their artistic destiny." – D.C.