On view April 29 - July 23
AVATARS: Relics from the Future (on view April 29 – July 23, 2017) will take audiences on an artistic excavation of mighty entities such as mummies and totems extracted from the innovative ceramic studio of Gary Spinosa. The figurative works in “AVATARS” combine human, animal, and architectural forms, as Spinosa seeks to materialize spiritual energy through his serenely benevolent figures. For the artist, animals contain the keys to a universal language that bonds humanity at its most primal level. These sculptures, from towering grand constructions to diminuitive “stones,” are imbued with deep sanctity and stillness, a sometimes disquieting mystery, myth, and perhaps even superstition. A review in “Cleveland Scene” noted, “Gary Spinosa's sculptures hark back to the days when art didn't just look pretty or express the individual's feelings, but served as a reminder of a higher power.” And the “Erie Times-News” of Pennsylvania offered, “Respect is the word that continues to come to mind when experiencing a Spinosa collection—respect for the materials … and for what each of us chooses to believe and how we choose to express it.”
In Praise of Women: Works from the Permanent Collection (on view April 29 – July 23, 2017) Throughout history, women have been key subject matter for artists. You'll see one such woman in Andy Warhol's Liz, on view in this important exhibit. Warhol was fascinated with Elizabeth Taylor. For him, she was much more than just an actress. She was the survivor of a near-fatal illness, and the ultimate combination of mortality, celebrity, and fame which so fascinated the artist. Celebrate the many women who are depicted in the Museum's permanent collection - on view through July 23.
The Bill and Liz Hunt Collection (on view April 29 – July 23, 2017) Bill and Liz Hunt have made collecting American ceramics a lifelong career. Liz is a retired art teacher and Bill is a retired editor from the magazine: Ceramics Monthly and former professor of ceramics from the Columbus College of Art and Design. As their lives are in the beginning stages of retirement they have moved from a beautiful home and studio on a rural setting to a smaller home which will allow them to travel. During this process, they have decided to make the Canton Museum of Art a benefactor of their American ceramic collection. This exhibition includes works gifted and on loan from their personal collection. Works on display feature ceramics by Ken Ferguson, Charles Lakofsky, Neil Tekowski, Tom Turner, Frank Susi, and a small Japanese ceramic collection showcasing a national treasure by Takuo Kato.
Mastery: Teachers from the CMA School of Art (on view April 29 – July 23, 2017) What ignites your creativity? The teachers at our CMA School of Art are inspired by many things when they create, yet they are also inspired to share their passion and knowledge with others. Our teachers ignite that much-needed creative spark within their students in a broad range of media and styles. They have all been artists and teachers for many years - you could call them veterans in their field. Talent of this kind is deserving of recognition. Celebrate the artistry from the CMA School of Art in this special exhibit on view through July 23.
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- Children 12 & Under, Free
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The Canton Museum of Art is located in the Cultural Center for the Arts at 1001 Market Avenue North, Canton, Ohio, 44702
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Sunday: 1 - 5pm
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