‘Vessels Aplenty’ exhibition to support student programming, pantry

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

The Projective Eye Gallery at UNC Charlotte Center City will host “Vessels Aplenty: The Joan Tweedy Memorial Exhibition” from Monday, March 18, through Tuesday, April 16.

This display honors late UNC Charlotte ceramics professor Joan Tweedy (1948-2014), and it is one part memorial retrospective and one part charitable event. An array of beautiful ceramic bowls representative of Tweedy’s prolific creative vision will be for sale on-site and online, with proceeds benefiting the Department of Art & Art History and the University’s Jamil Niner Student Pantry.

The work of Professor Emerita Tweedy embodies the exploration of the vessel form prominent in contemporary ceramics these past 40 years. Tweedy enjoyed the respect and appreciation of the clay community with whom she worked in the Southeast United States as well as in national arenas. She had an outstanding teaching career at UNC Charlotte and a deep commitment to studio art and to the advancement of the ceramics field.

Tweedy will be honored at a closing reception of the exhibition at the Projective Eye Gallery at 6 p.m., Friday, April 12.

All proceeds from the sale of this work will be used to support student programming. In addition, for every 10 vessels purchased, Harris Teeter will provide grocery gift cards to the Jamil Niner Student Pantry, up to $2,000. To view and purchase work, click here.