On January 25, the Williamson Gallery at Scripps College hosted the 70th Ceramic Annual opening show, which is the only exhibition in the nation for contemporary ceramics to occur for the past 70 years since World War II. The show has been curated in the past by both curators who are involved with the Claremont Colleges and those who are not. At the opening, a majority of the people who attended were not students or professors; they were just lovers of art from all over Southern California.
This year, the show is exhibiting over 60 pieces of artworks by twenty American artists. Their work dates from between 1945 to 2013. The pieces, though all fitting into the genre of ceramics, are vastly different from each other. They give the room vibrant character, with the various colors, designs, and textures in their separate places. The room appears to be connected by these works and their differences, exhibiting the fluid relationship of ceramic art of the past flowing into the work of today.
The exhibition will be on display until April 6. The Williamson Gallery is located next to Steele Hall on Columbia. Its hours of operation are Wednesday through Sunday, 1 to 5 p.m.