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picasso edition ceramics exhibition in annapolis, maryland

updated fri 24 mar 00


Rick Malmgren on thu 23 mar 00

"Picasso: 25 Years of Edition Ceramics from the Edward & Ann Weston
March 11 - April 21

The exhibition showcases 63 ceramic pieces created by Pablo Picasso and the
artisans of the Madoura pottery workshop between 1947 and 1969. At the
Madoura workshop on the Mediterranean, Picasso designed plates, bowls, vases,
and pitchers, which he then decorated in his bold, sometimes fanciful
designs. He manipulated some of his vases and bottles into the shape of the
female figure, so that the final piece became a work of sculpture. The
exhibition also includes two posters designed by Picasso to feature Madoura


March 21
"Two Potters' Views of Picasso Ceramics: What Did He Make and How Did He Do
It?" Gallery talk relating to the current exhibition with potters Rick
Malmgren (the pottery instructor at St. John's College) and Ebby Malmgren at
4:00 p.m.

March 29
"Art Express," a lunchtime tour of the exhibit "Picasso: 25 Years of Edition
Ceramics" at 12:15 p.m., led by art educator Lucinda Edinberg. Bring a bag
lunch; juice and soda provided.

April 16
Poetry reading related to the exhibit "Picasso: 25 Years of Edition Ceramics
from the Edward & Ann Weston Collection" in the Gallery, 3:00 to 5:00 p.m.

This is a fascinating show. We invite everyone to visit the gallery. See the
college's web page for more information -

Rick Malmgren
Lothian, Maryland