NATCHITOCHES – Northwestern State University’s Department of Fine and Graphic Art is hosting an exhibition of work by ceramicist Gary Ratcliff, associate director of the School of Visual and Performing Arts at the University of Louisiana-Monroe and head of the ULM Department of Art. Ratcliff teaches beginning and advanced level of pottery at ULM, exhibits his work in regional shows and actively participates in the Monroe community as a ceramics demonstrator and workshop performer. The exhibit will be on display at NSU’s Orville Hanchey Gallery through Feb. 27 when a closing reception will take place beginning at 4 p.m.
A former math major turned artist, Ratcliff holds a B.S. in ceramics from Greenville College in Illinois and an MFA in ceramics from East Texas State University. His work is characterized by fine craftsmanship and creativity, incorporating a variety of traditional and non-traditional techniques. Ratcliff also specializes in designing, building and repairing pottery equipment.
Ratcliff will be featured in a workshop on Feb. 27, hosted by NSU’s Department of Fine and Graphic Art. For more information, contact Leslie Gruesbeck, gallery coordinator, or Matt DeFord, coordinator of the Department of Fine and Graphic Art.
The Orville Hanchey Gallery is open from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday and from 8 a.m.-noon Fridays.