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02 August 2011

‘A Defining Harmony: Paintings, Sculpture & Vessels’ by Regis Brodie at Rose Lehrman Art Gallery

Blue painting - Regis BrodieHARRISBURG – Skidmore College professor emeritus, Regis Brodie, exhibits his work in several mediums with “A Defining Harmony: Paintings, Sculpture and Vessels” at the Rose Lehrman Art Gallery, on the Harrisburg Campus of HACC from Aug. 22-Sept.27.
A reception for the artist is scheduled from 6:30-8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 1.
Recently retired, Brodie taught for 41 years at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., while expressing himself through his art. His work combines skills in painting and sculpture into ceramics.
Orange and blue vessel - Regis BrodieOn his methodology, Brodie said: “Making art is exploratory in nature. It deals with the direct manipulation of materials and processes. My vessel or sculptural forms are elegant and classical. The surface painting, drawing, and textural treatment on the other hand, is out of the Abstract Expressionist and Post Modernist schools. I love the interplay that is created between the refinements of the form and the spontaneously decorated surface. It contrasts the elegant with the organic. I am tight and at the same time loose.”
Red form by Regis BrodieBrodie received a master’s degree in fine arts in ceramics from Tyler School of Art of Temple University. He also has a master’s degree in painting and a bachelor’s degree in art education from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. He directed the Summer SIX Art Program at Skidmore for many years. Brodie has received a number of awards including the New York State Art Teachers Special Citation 2005 Award for significant contribution to the field of Art Education in New York State.
He has exhibited his work in many international and national venues such as the 40th Anniversary Benefit Invitational at Harvard University; American Masters-Artists in  Santa Fe, N.M.; Group of vessels by Regis BrodieSoup Tureens At the American Craft Museum in New York City; SOFA New York, 2007; The International Exposition of Sculpture Objects and Functional Art, N.Y.; and the 3rd International Biennale, World Ceramic Exposition Foundation, in Icheon, Korea.
Brodie’s work can be found internationally in the Escuela de Arte Francisco Alcantara in Madrid; the Museo de Ceramica in Barcelona, Spain; the Musee National de la Ceramique in Sevres, France; Potteries Museum and Art Gallery in Stoke-on-Trent, England; the Regional Museum of Art in Tula, Russia; and in many college, university and corporate collections.
Brodie has lectured extensively in the United States and abroad. He is affiliated with Loveed Fine Arts in New York City, the James Gallery in Pittsburgh and L’attitude in Boston. He has written articles for magazines such as “Ceramics Monthly” and “The Studio Potter.” His work can be viewed at www.rcbrodie.com.
Fall gallery hours are 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday-Friday, 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday, or by appointment. For more information, call 780-2435 or e-mail Kim Banister, gallery curator, at kebanist@hacc.edu. Visit the gallery on the HACC website: www.hacc.edu under the Rose Lehrman Arts Center and on Facebook.
The Rose Lehrman Art Gallery receives state arts funding support through a grant from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.

Contact(s):
Kim Banister, Gallery Curator, 717-780-2435

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