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Ceramic sculpture show to open at Bryan Art Gallery

January 11, 2010

"Textural Tracings," an exhibition of the work of three sculptors from the Washington, D.C., area, will open with a reception on Thursday, Jan. 21 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. The reception and exhibit in the Rebecca Randall Bryan Art Gallery at Coastal Carolina University are open to the public. The show continues through Friday, March 5.

Leila Holtsman, Elizabeth Kendall and Novie Trump are the featured artists.

Holtsman, who will attend the opening reception, creates platters, vases, tiles and wall hangings. Based in Washington, D.C., she has shown across the Mid-Atlantic region, and has been juried into more than two dozen East Coast art shows, including ones in Philadelphia and New York. She has produced commissioned large-scale wall pieces for clients in Washington and Philadelphia, and has works in collections throughout the D.C./Maryland/Virginia area.

Novie Trump is a northern Virginia sculptor whose work is in public and private collections throughout the United States and Europe. Her ceramic sculpture has been selected for juried and invitational exhibitions and has been featured in books and publications. She is the founder and director of Flux Studios, a studio in Mt. Rainier, Md., housing the professional studios of six artists working in a variety of media, including clay, glass and mixed-media.

Elizabeth Kendall has exhibited in a number of juried shows including the 3rd Annual National Juried Cup Show in Monticello, Alaska, and exhibits at the Art Space in Raleigh, N.C.; the Target Gallery at the Torpedo Factory Art Center in Alexandria, Va., and Cross MacKenzie Ceramic Arts in Washington, D.C.

"Winter is a season when the delicate textures and subtle colors of nature encourage meditation, reflection and renewal," said Cynthia Farnell, gallery director. "The work of Holtsman, Trump and Kendall echoes the quiet reflection of the winter landscape. Through their use of the natural colors, textures and physical properties of their materials, they create forms that are the vehicles for personal narratives and mythic references."

The Bryan Gallery is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. It is closed weekends and University holidays. Contact Farnell at 843-234-3466 or Or visit the Web site at