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Boykin Series XVIII
Don't miss a single show! We have a thrilling lineup of artists this year! 80's rocker Eddie Money, Country star B.J. Thomas, Jazz musician and younger brother of Nat "King" Cole, Freddy Cole and Robin & Linda Williams are a few of the outstanding acts scheduled to grace the Boykin Center Stage.
Individual tickets for the Boykin Professional Series are available by calling 252-291-4329 or you may buy them online, just click on the Etix link.
Dan Finch and the Studio Potters
September 11 - November 2, 2014
September 11, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Artist Talk with Dan Finch:
September 11, 5 p.m.
The Arts Council of Wilson is once again delighted to have Dan Finch and the Finch Studio Potters exhibit in the Boykin and Cooke Galleries. The Finch Potters include over 60 clay artists and will provide beautiful and imaginative ceramic pieces for show and sale.
Local resident and Master Potter, Dan Finch, has been a ceramic artist and functional potter for nearly forty years. He was educated at East Carolina and Duke Universities, and studied at the Penland School of Crafts in North Carolina. There he was influenced by ceramic artists Cynthia Bringle, Don Reitz, Jane Peiser, Mary Law, Paul Soldner, and Peter Voulkos. His creations can be found in museum collections and private collections throughout the world. Bailey, NC, is the location of his studio, where he provides adult pottery education. His influence has been felt by many pottery students, not only for his knowledge and technical support, but for his generous teaching style which encourages creativity and individuality.
Dan is a man of many interests. He is a world supplier of blueberry plants, a grower of virus-free sweet potatoes and a builder of bluebird nesting boxes. As past Director of the North Carolina Pottery Center and former President of the Village of Yesteryear at the North Carolina State Fair, Dan is actively involved in promoting pottery throughout the state. He continues to expand his knowledge of pottery, the ceramic arts, and pottery methodologies by visiting other clay studios internationally, and hosting fall workshops for visiting artists.
Get Friendly with Clay
The Arts Council is offering a pottery demonstration by Dan Finch on Saturday, September 13, 2-4 p.m., titled "Get Friendly with Clay." Dan describes his class as "everything you ever wanted to know about clay, but were afraid to ask". During the 2 hour instruction at the Arts Council's ceramic's studio, you will make a hand built pot, which will be bisque fired and glazed at the Dan Finch Studio. The class costs $25 per person and is limited to 15 students, so call today and reserve your spot. 252-291-4329