Home Grown

Home is a word that describes the place where we live or where we were born or raised.  Home is the place we embrace as our natural environment; a place where we feel comfort and emotional connection.  In HOME GROWN, an exhibition of art from the Clay Center's collection, the influence of family and friends, experiences and memories can be seen in visual tributes to home in West Virginia. Artists such as Paula Clendenin, James Gibson, David Riffle, Ellie Schaul, Anne Shreve and Barry Vance have produced work that expresses a sense of place and a personal connection to people, events, and the landscape of West Virginia.    

  Creative Space: Highlights from the Collection

This exhibition features over 40 works of art from the Clay Center's collection. Divided into four sections, “Abstraction”, “The Figure”, “Landscape” and “Pop Art”, Creative Space presents artworks that demonstrate methods and approaches for interpreting works of art. Artists featured in the exhibition include: Lesley Dill, Helen Frankenthaler, Martin Johnson Heade, Roy Lichtenstein, Martin Puryear, Lee Savage, Grace Martin Taylor, Andy Warhol and Frederick Waugh.
The collection started in 1963 when the Charleston Art Gallery of Sunrise obtained its first artwork. Currently the collection consists of close to 1,000 artworks.  Primarily consisting of 19th- 21st century American art, over half of the collection is comprised of works on paper such as drawings and prints. 


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