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Guest artist ceramics exhibit set for PJC in April 2016

Published or Revised January 11, 2017

Hatcher Artwork

Paris Junior College will host an opening exhibit reception for ceramic pieces by Gary C. Hatcher, the B.J. and Dub Riter Professor of Art at the University of Texas at Tyler, on Monday, April 11. Hatcher will give a gallery talk and a Powerpoint presentation during the reception, which will be from 4:30 to 6 p.m. in the Foyer Gallery at PJC.

“This promises to be a very entertaining and informative presentation,” said PJC art instructor Susan Moore. “And we encourage the community to attend this free event.”

A graduate of the University of North Texas and Texas A&M University - Commerce, Hatcher apprenticed in ceramic art studios in Devon, England and had shorter apprenticeships in France and Greece. Returning to the United States in 1979, he has maintained a studio in East Texas with his wife, ceramic artist Daphne Roehr Hatcher, firing works in a Bourry box wood fired kiln. He began teaching at the University of Texas at Tyler in 1992.

Hatcher has had articles published in Ceramics Art and Perception, Ceramics Technical, Ceramics Monthly, The Studio Potter and American Craft.  His works have been included in over a dozen books in print.  He exhibits widely both nationally and internationally and has participated in over 300 exhibitions - among them major exhibitions of his ceramic works at Baylor University, Dallas Museum of Fine Arts, Houston Center for Contemporary Crafts, Austin College, Tyler Museum of Art and Irving Arts Center.  His works are in numerous private and museum collections.

“I am dedicated to providing the best learning environment possible for students,” said Hatcher. “I want to challenge students to think of art in a cross-cultural way. I want my students to see creative expression as integrated and not segmented by material or discipline.”

Hatcher will also serve as judge for the juried PJC student show which will open on May 3; student awards will be presented at that opening reception. For more information, please call 903-782-0438.

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