January 24, 2022
FREDERICK ARTS COUNCIL ANNOUNCES THE HOOD COLLEGE CERAMIC ARTS MFA FACULTY AND STUDENT EXHIBITION
What: Exhibition, “Hood College Ceramic Arts MFA Faculty and Student Exhibition”
Where: Frederick Arts Council Gallery, 11 W Patrick St, Frederick, MD 21701
When: Winter 2022
Frederick, MD – The Frederick Arts Council announces the Hood College Ceramic Arts MFA Faculty and Student Exhibition, a show featuring ceramic works by eight artists, including faculty and graduate students of Frederick County’s ceramics graduate program at Hood College. Artists include faculty members Chaz Martinsen, Jenna Gianni, Jason Laney as well as graduate students Clarissa Yeap, Asma Waheed, Shari Jacobs, Faith Ku, Leslie King, Amnah Abdulsalam, and Catalina Chiquillo.
The exhibition will run through May.
Chaz Martinsen, Faculty – Chaz Martinsen, MFA, is a Visiting Assistant Professor of Ceramics and the Interim Director of the Graduate Ceramic Arts program at Hood College, Frederick, MD.
Jenna Gianni, Faculty – Jenna Gianni, MFA, is an Adjunct Instructor of Ceramics at Hood College and is a part-owner and Education Director at Washington Street Studios in Harpers Ferry, WV. Instagram: @jennagianni; Website: jennalynnstudios.com
Jason Laney, Faculty – Jason Laney, MFA, is an Adjunct Instructor of Ceramics at Hood College, Frederick, MD.
Clarissa Yeap, Graduate Student – Clarissa Yeap is presently pursuing an MFA in Ceramic Arts at Hood College, after many years developing skills and interests at community studios in the Washington, DC area. Clarissa received a liberal arts BA from Dartmouth College. Instagram: @clarissamakespottery
Asma Wahed, Graduate Student – Asma is a Pakistani-born American artist and a mother of four living in Ellicott City, Maryland and is currently pursuing an MFA in ceramics at Hood College. Instagram: @asmawaheedart
Shari Jacobs, Graduate Student – Shari Jacobs has taught ceramics at the Arts Center in Orange, Washington Street Studios in Harpers Ferry, and Woodberry Forest School. Shari is a member of the Charlottesville-area Artisans Studio Tour and the Potters Guild of Frederick. Website: TheMuddyRabbit.com; Instagram: @TheMuddyRabbit
Faith Ku, Graduate Student – Faith Ku’s ceramic artworks often draw inspiration from the intricate structures of flora and fauna. Faith is currently pursuing her MFA in Ceramic Arts at Hood College. Instagram: @sunnydaytomorrowpottery
Leslie King, Graduate Student – Leslie’s sculptures are about moments in time, about stories or parts of a story. Website: leslieking.online; Instagram: @lesliekingonline
Amnah Abdulsalam, Graduate Student – Amnah’s work focuses on the history of functional wares and re-creates immortal memories and practices from Amnah’s memories of Makkah. Amnah recently received her MFA in Ceramic Arts at Hood College. Instagram: @amnah_abdulsalam
Catalina Chiquillo, Graduate Student – Catalina is currently a student in the graduate Ceramic Arts Program at Hood College. Website: ceramiccreationsbycat.com; Instagram: @catachiquillo
The 11 W Patrick St Gallery is made possible with support from the Ausherman Family Foundation.
About the Frederick Arts Council
The Frederick Arts Council invests in a vibrant and cohesive arts community for the people of Frederick County. The organization fosters an environment where the arts flourish in the community through grants and scholarships, arts advocacy, and links to essential resources. FAC is responsible for large-scale programming such as the Frederick Festival of the Arts, Sky Stage, Frederick Public Art Initiative, Art in the Park, and Frederick County’s Arts in Education grants. For more information about the Frederick Arts Council, visit,www.frederickartscouncil.org
Hood College Ceramic Arts MFA
Hood’s MFA program prepares students to contribute original knowledge and creativity to the field of ceramics.Courses are designed to guide artists far beyond the hobbyist stage, becoming visual communicators of ideas, concepts and passion through art. Students explore the subtle nuances and details of aesthetic expression as they refine the practical application of science and technology in their work, conduct advanced thesis research and prepare for a solo gallery exhibition.
About Hood College
Hood College is an independent, liberal arts college, offering more than 25 bachelor’s degrees, four pre-professional programs, 19 master’s degrees programs, two doctorates and 10 post-baccalaureate certificates. Located in historic Frederick, near Washington, D.C., Baltimore and the I-270 technology corridor, Hood gives students access to countless internships and research opportunities.