Exhibit by ceramic sculptor John McCarthy
Monday, June 2- Tuesday, July 15
Location: Saint Meinrad Archabbey Library Gallery
Saint Meinrad Archabbey Library Gallery, St. Meinrad, IN, will
host an exhibit titled "Contemplating the Sacred" by ceramic
sculptor John McCarthy from June 2 through July 15.
This exhibit will feature two- and
three-dimensional ceramic work by Louisville artist John McCarthy.
McCarthy builds a form out of clay. To him, clay represents the
sacred because it is part of God's earth. Building organic shapes
that emphasize texture and using naturally glazed surfaces, he
explores themes fundamental to the human condition, such as sorrow,
fear and hope.
McCarthy is a graduate of the University of Louisville with a
bachelor's degree in fine arts and education and a master's degree
in fine arts with a concentration in ceramics. He has taught in the
Louisville metropolitan area for 40 years. Currently, he is an art
education consultant and teaches for the University of Louisville
and Indiana University Southeast.
McCarthy has exhibited his work in various regional exhibitions,
including the Speed Museum in Louisville and the Evansville Art
Museum. He was the featured artist at the 2007 Festival of Faiths
in Louisville and his work was included in the Kentucky Museum of
Arts and Crafts Best of Louisville clay exhibit.
His work is in many private collections. His installations
include "Bubblescape," an aluminum and ceramic mural at the new
Kosair Children's Medical Center, and "Evolving toward Peace" at
JADAC (Jefferson Alcohol and Drug Abuse Center) in Louisville.
For library hours, call (812) 357-6401 or (800) 987-7311, or
visit theArchabbey Library's website:
The exhibit is free and open to the public. Those wishing to
view the exhibit may want to arrive at least 30 minutes before
Photo: John McCarthy's ceramic pieces,
such as this one titled "It Takes a Village II," will be on display
at Saint Meinrad Archabbey Library through July 15.