Melody Evans Opening Exhibition
March 3 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Melody Evans – Curious Vessels
Join us on March 3rd at 5 PM for the opening exhibition of Melody Evans, followed by a talk at 6 PM on the second floor.
In this exhibition, you will see a sampling of Melody Evans’ drawings and 3-d works that reflect her lifelong exploration and fascination with vessels. This muse, with its multiple meanings, (container, conduit, keeper of an essence), is the underpinning of her often quirky, drawings and ceramic-based installations.
Melody Evans studied for four years at the San Antonio School of Art and Craft and started her career as a potter but soon moved into making sculptures, large-scale installations, and drawings with collage and digital manipulations. This change coincided with her pursuit of a Master’s degree in the influential area of Northern California under the mentorship of nationally acclaimed artist, Robert Brady. She has received numerous awards in her career; including first place in the National Visions in Clay. Her drawings have also been awarded in several regional shows in St. Louis, MO area, where she now resides. She was represented by the notable Northern California gallery, Solomon Dubnick, until its retirement. Her work is in numerous public and private collections, including the Moog Collection at the Racine Art Museum, the Paul F. Dauer Ceramic Collection, the Sony Kamm International T-pot collection, and the permanent collection at the William and Florence Schmidt Art Center Museum In the mid-west region she has large-scale permanent installations at St. Louis Children’s Hospital, National Great Rivers Research and Education Center, Alton Illinois and the New St. Mary’s Hospital in Jefferson City, MO. She is also an educator and has taught ceramics in many institutions and venues.