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Canton Ceramic Artists Guild May show, sale May 2,3

Sales benefit Stark County Hunger Task Force, Canton Museum of Art education programs

Published: April 17, 2014 1:28 AM

Canton, Ohio — The Canton Ceramic Artists Guild, an affiliate Museum Group of the Canton Museum of Art, will hold their 23rd Annual May Show and Sale on May 2 from 4 to 8 p.m. and May 3, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., in the Wilkof Courtyard at the Canton Museum of Art. Admission to the event is free. The Museum is located in the Cultural Center for the Arts, 1001 Market Avenue North, in downtown Canton.

A wide variety of handcrafted, decorative and functional pottery, clay sculpture and more will be on display and available for purchase. All works are made by members of the Guild, and a portion of the sales proceeds benefit ceramic education programs at the Museum. This year’s show coincides with the Canton Museum of Art’s major new ceramics exhibition, “Waylande Gregory: Art Deco Ceramics and The Atomic Impulse.”

For the 18th year, Guild members will be participating in the “Empty Bowls Against Hunger” program. Guild artists have created and donated unique bowls, which will be sold during the show for a minimum “purchase” donation of $12, with all proceeds given to the Stark County Hunger Task Force. In recent years, the Guild has raised more than $1,000 annually through the “Empty Bowls” initiative.

According to Guild President Kim Eggleston-Kraus, “The May Sale is a terrific showcase to the community of our rich, local ceramics talent, plus the benefits to fight hunger are a win-win.”

The show and sale opens at 4 pm on May 2, featuring live entertainment by “Rock Salt & Nails,” a local band of visual artists, performing original folk and traditional acoustic music. Free refreshments will be served. The Museum galleries will be open, with free admission to all exhibits.

The opening also coincides with “First Friday” — the Canton Arts District’s monthly party featuring themed music, performance and visual arts events.

On Saturday, May 3, the show and sale is open from 10 am to 2 pm and will feature ceramic demonstrations all day from Guild members.

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