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Two Ceramics Exhibitions to be Presented at Hartnell College

May 10th, 2006

Two local artists will exhibit ceramic works at Hartnell College in May.

The exhibitions, by Terrie Muscutt-Foreman and Ken Muscutt, will be presented in the seminar gallery of the Visual Arts Facility (VAF) on Tuesday, May 23, through Thursday, May 25, from 5 to 8 p.m.

There will be a reception for the artists on Monday, May 22, from 6 to 9 p.m.

Muscutt-Foreman, a Salinas-based artist who has worked with clay since 1999, explores human interactions with horses on an intimate level in her show titled "Convergence: the Union of Form, Spirit and Soul." She has raised and trained horses, and says that in her ceramic works she attempts to capture the mutual respect and love that can be created in a lifelong relationship between humans and horses. This marks her third exhibition at Hartnell.

Muscutt, a former Salinas City Council member and current project manager for the Pebble Beach Company, says that about three years ago he yearned for an artistic balance in his life. "Almost by accident," he says, "I discovered a passion for working with clay. Fabricating ceramic figures and adorning them in various materials and textures has given me countless hours of enjoyment and amusement." His exhibition, titled "Barbarians at the Gate: a Deception in Clay and Mixed Media," is his second at Hartnell.

The public is invited to attend the exhibitions as well as the reception. There is no admission charge.

The Visual Arts Facility is located on West Alisal Street, adjacent to the Hartnell swimming pool. There is street parking as well as campus parking lots ($1 parking fee).

For information, call Gary Smith, art instructor and gallery director, at (831) 755-6791.