One Month Gallery Exhibit of Clay Works at Arts Center of SP

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SAINT PETER, MINN. – “Body Memory: Fiber, Ceramics, Imprints” by
Juana Arias, manager of the Arts Center of Saint Peter’s clay studio, will
be on display at the Arts Center April 8 - May 8.

The exhibition includes twelve hollow ceramic pillow-shaped sculptures
which bear impressions of fabric and other materials, as well as “Lie In
And Wait,” a wall-hung queen-sized bed constructed from clay, torn and
repurposed fiber, and wax.

“It’s a play on the concept of `lie in wait’ and a reference to the adage
`you’ve made your bed, now lie in it,’” Arias says. “The wax plays with the
fiber in a way that takes away its usual tactile properties. It also
suspends the material in an unnatural way. The work is both honest and
dishonest at the same time. That’s what the show is about, it’s about
Intimacy and communication, trust, and social contracts.”
Arias has served as the Arts Center’s clay studio manager since 2012.
She will complete her master of arts degree in art from Minnesota State
University, Mankato in May.

The public is invited to the opening reception on Saturday, April 9, from
5-7 p.m. Arias will give brief remarks at 5:30 p.m.

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