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Exhibitions > Stoked!


ARTISTS: Stephen L. Horn
Bill Henke
Kevin Myers
Kent Rothman
Joe Soldate
Richard White
DATES: September 30th – November 19th
GALLERY RECEPTION: Friday, September 30th (7:00pm – (9:00pm)
ARTISTS’ TALK: Saturday, October 8th (2:30pm)
WHERE: Xiem Gallery
GALLERY HOURS: Tuesday – Saturday (11:00am – 5:00pm)

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In celebration of the richness of the local ceramic art scene, Xiem Gallery invited renowned Pasadena ceramic artist and educator Stephen Horn to curate our AxS 2011 festival show. In response to the festival theme “Fire and Water”, Steve came up with the evocative title Stoked! referencing the parallel universe of what he terms the “tribe” of ceramic artists who surf.

Steve’s take on the festival theme is quirky yet exquisitely pertinent to a local festival - while kilns and the stoking thereof are areas of common experience for potters worldwide, the dual pursuit of forces of fire and water as defining elements of personal expression, appears to be unique to California clay.

A life-long surfer and ceramic artist, curator Steve Horn will present his own work in the company of works by a group of eminent ceramic artists who surf. The exhibition promises to reveal fascinating correspondences in the passionate commitment to form, play, courage, balance and open-ended exploration germane to both disciplines.

Stephen L. Horn received an M.A. in art from California State University, Fullerton, in 1975, and an M.F.A. from that same institution in 1996.

Since the late 1960s, he has worked his own studio and taught ceramics at several colleges in Southern California, including Riverside Community College, where he is currently a full professor of art and chair of the art department.

Steve also served as an arts commissioner for the City of Pasadena.

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